Electrical Advice

When To Call An Electrician

By November 15, 2021 No Comments

5 Signs You Need to Call an Electrician

From DIY work that didn’t turn out according to plan to simply living in an older, less electrically-adequate home, there’s plenty of reasons you might need to call an electrician. However, there are some issues that occur around the home that we may not realise require the attention of a qualified professional. Let’s delve into some of those reasons and explain why it might be best to contact your local electrician at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical. 

#1. Your fuses keep blowing

Your circuit break can need a hard reset every now and then, but if you’re constantly finding yourself running out to the power box every day or even every couple of weeks, there may be some underlying problems. If your electrical circuit breaker is tripping often or fuses are blowing frequently, this often indicates a dangerous fault in one of the circuits and must always be handled by a professional electrician. Call our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical if you are experiencing this issue – we are available 24/7 and have a team of qualified electricians operating over the entire Moreton Bay Region and beyond. 

#2. You don’t have enough power outlets

Older homes and even some more modern homes are not always built equipped with enough power outlets to support our technological society. While you can use power boards, adaptors or even a surge protector, these are only temporary solutions to a larger problem. These devices can lead to too many devices drawing power from one weak place. If you don’t have as many outlets in your home as you’d like, our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical can work with you to install more in the spots you need them or simply upgrade your single socket outlets to double. We also have a range of sockets that feature USB outputs and switches. We’ll help you decide what is best for your home depending on your electrical needs and requirements. 

#3. Your electric bill keeps increasing

Australians are more likely to see a spike in their electric bill during the summer months as we pump our A/C instead of sweating ourselves into a puddle right there in the living room. However, an abnormally high bill in the winter months, especially if you’re not running a heater, could be a sign of a bigger problem such as a faulty or inefficient electrical set up that’s causing you to consume and waste more electricity than necessary (which is also bad for the environment). If you’re a bit suspicious on your electric bill and you know your utility provider hasn’t increased their rates, give our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical a call and we’ll have one of our qualified out to your property within 2 hours to investigate the cause and provide advice on a solution. 

#4. You live in older home

If you live in a home built more than 20 years ago that has never had an upgraded electrical service, you may be living with an inadequate and possibly hazardous wiring system. For your family’s safety and your own peace of mind, call your local electrician from North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical to inspect it and, if necessary, bring it up to current government standards. 

#5. Your lights keep flickering

Sometimes a flickering light may be a sign that the bulb needs tightening or changing, however, unless you have a dimmer switch, lights should stay consistent. If you notice flickering or dimming, take some time to make some observations about when it is happening. If it is flickering at same time every night, it could be due to an overtaxed power grid, however, if it happens when you use a particular electrical appliance or outlet, there may be some wiring issues within your home that can be resolved by a qualified electrician. 

Book with North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical

Operating for more than 10 years, our team at North Lakes & Surrounds Electrical (licence number #73554) offer residential and commercial electrical services to those in the Moreton Bay Region and beyond. We have built our family business into a reputable trade, offering a free electrical safety check for all new clients, a 12-month workmanship guarantee and the peace of mind that will we always adhere to Australian Standards. If you need an electrician near Brisbane, contact us today on (07) 3053 3118