Reasons to Call Your Local Electrician

So, you have a house? Well, unless you’re up in the boonies lighting your house with kerosene lamps and somehow entertaining your poor soul without Netflix, you probably have electricity. Unfortunately, electricity, like most things in life, has a tendency to malfunction. Unlike the rip in your pants that you made at the company holiday party, you can’t have your grandma fix your electric problems. That is, of course, if your grandma is an electrician. Then bombs away! Electricity, when not working or malfunctioning can be extremely hazardous to fix on your own. Luckily, Electrical Gurus provides around-the-clock, 24-hour emergency electric services. Think you need some electrical help? Here are some reasons why you might need an electrician, or, in some cases, an emergency electrician:

An Outlet Stops Working

You know those little boxes in the wall that look like faces and make your electronics and lights work? Well, they’re also supposed to work. Dysfunctional outlets could be a sign of a larger problem, like an issue in the wiring or electrical paths. Don’t attempt to repair outlets on your own, as that could cause safety issues. Instead, call your local electrician for assistance.

Your Electricity is Outdated

In some homes, electrical wiring is set under carpets and rugs. Not only does this look pretty sloppy, but it also can be dangerous in cases of flooding and other electrical hazards. While this isn’t an emergency, it’s still in your best interest to call an electrician to install updated outlets and restructure your wiring to be more safe!

Your Lights Are Flickering

Nosferatu! Oh, no, actually it’s just your electricity. Flickering lights in a horror movie are a sign of impending doom but flickering lights at your actual home is a sign of outdated electricity. Sometimes, the coordination of currents can cause more energy dependent appliances, like refrigerators, to essentially suck up the electricity. Proper rewiring from an experienced electrician could help rid you of this problem for good.

Your Power Went Out…

But nobody else’s did. We all know storms up here in Iowa. When they come, they come. Losing electricity after a powerful thunderstorm isn’t unheard of. However, if one house’s power goes out, then chances are, they all go out. If your home was the lone ranger with having a power outage on a block of many who experienced no such thing, then be sure to call an emergency electrician to take a look and make fixes before a larger problem arises.

Your Electrical Panel is Rusty

When’s the last time you looked at a rusty appliance or item and thought “hey! This seems safe!” When it comes to your electrical panel, rust is the last thing you want to see. Rust occurs after oxidation processes and can be very, very dangerous in certain situations. If you notice rust, call an emergency electrician ASAP.

If you’re in the Des Moines area and need an emergency electrician for any of these reasons, be sure to give us a call today!