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5 Most Common Electrical Repairs

When you’re constantly surrounded by working technology, it can be easy to take it for granted. Maybe you’re getting ready for a night out, blow drying your hair when the circuit breaks, or charging your phone using a lightning cable, but the charge is taking forever. These inconveniences, while minor, can lead to bigger problems down the line.

Our professional technicians at Premier Home Updates are well-versed and equipped to deal with any electrical repairs. Contact us online or call (915) 355-0215 to get a free estimate on our electrical services in El Paso!

Identifying the Signs of Electrical Malfunction

While there are many things that can be handled by DIYs when dealing with electrical repairs, there are many hazards to keep in mind. A licensed and trained technician will be able to properly identify signs of electrical malfunction from a wide range of electrical services, such as:

  1. Tripped Circuit Breaks 

A circuit breaker’s purpose is to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused from overloading or shorting by interrupting the current flow after a fault is detected. In scenarios such as blow drying your hair, if multiple appliances on the same circuit are being utilized, it can cause the circuit to trip. In these cases, flipping the switch is enough to get your electronics working again. However, if this is a constant problem, the issue may run deeper, involving rewiring, loose screws, or a replacement.

  1. Broken Switches

There are many signs of a broken switch, such as electrical shocks when you go to turn a light on, flickering lights, or the switch simply does not work. In this case, a professional technician will need to inspect the switch to determine the root of the cause. This can be as simple as a loose connection or as big as frayed electrical cords. Whatever the situation may be, it’s best to leave it to those with experience.

  1. Outlet Replacements

We use outlets all day, every day, and with every use, the more wear and tear we’re putting on them. Loose or dead outlets are a common problem in electrical repair services. They make our appliances run inefficiently, cause strain on the circuit, and can lead to electrical fires.

  1. Electrical Panel Upgrades

An electrical panel is essential to any home or business as it distributes power to the various fixtures and outlets throughout the house. This is where you can locate your home’s breakers should you accidentally overload a circuit. With many modern homes relying more on technology, an updated electrical panel is important to ensure your appliances and fixtures work properly. An upgrade will prevent your electrical panel from overworking, overheating, and potentially catching fire.

  1. Upgrading Old Wiring

Old wiring not only makes your appliances underperform, but according to the National Fire Prevention Association, faulty wiring is the leading cause of residential fires in the United States. This is especially prevalent in older homes that are not properly equipped to handle the demands of modern technology. At the root of every common problem, there is often a faulty or old wire causing damage. Upgrading old wiring not only makes your fixtures and appliances run smoother and more efficiently but keeps you and your family safe.

Reliable and Professional Electrical Services in El Paso

If you’re experiencing electrical issues and need professional services, look no further than Premier Home Updates. We strive to provide our clients with high-quality customer service and long-lasting results.  Contact us online or call (915) 355-0215 to schedule an appointment.