It becomes very important to ask a few questions whenever hiring an electrician for any electrical work after all it’s a matter of safety to find the right electrician or electrical contractor. Electrical problems such high electricity bill, circuit overload, tripping, lights flickering, electrical shocks and fires etc. can happen anytime.
Ask the following questions to avoid inferior electrical work:
For fixing the electrical problems or issues, we hire an electrician and its good. But before going further, do ask them some questions first so that you can get a genuine and licensed electrician with the right experienced for electrical works.
Are you a licensed electrician?
In true sense, a licensed electrician has the right to work in their field while certified one recognizes their experience levels. After knowing them, you will easily understand what is right because there are many electricians who call themselves a licensed electrician but they are not actually. So, always ask as much as possible questions to get the job done in the right way.
Are you covered by insurance?
The works your hired electrician will do could damages your residential, commercial and industrial properties e.g. houses, buildings, apartments, plants or factories etc. if things go wrong. If the hired electrician and electrical contractors are not insured, it can cost you too much.
An insured electrician always take care of these things and are ready to offer quality electrical services with the updated documentation (license, a legal agreement and covered insurance). Ask this question whenever planning to hire an electrician or electrical contractors for electrical works.
Do you offer a warranty?
Always ask for the warranty and look for whether the electrical parts or its services are under the warranty and how long it is effective. Only certified and licensed electrician can offer such a warranty.
Who will do the electrical work?
Ask electrician frequently, who will do the electrical work? After getting the answer to this question you will be able to decide who is going to do the job if he gets hired. It could be the owner, employee or sub-contractor but everything has its own limitations and preferences.
How many years of experience do you have as an electrician?
Experience is as important as having a license because it may be that you are very educated, but without any experience, they are all useless and not of any use. What happens actually? An electrician who has done proper education in the electrical field know the code but he has no idea and doesn’t know completely how to implement them whenever it needs due to the lack of experience. Never forget to ask this question to the electrician or electrical contractors before their hiring.
Only an experienced and certified electrician can understand the importance of quality electrical services and keep the customer away from unexpected electrical expenses and its repairs.
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Winter is the coldest season of the year as well know this where days become shorter and nights become longer. Winter days also consider a holiday and festive season where people use to celebrate Christmas and New Year eve party and also do some bit amount of lighting decoration in their houses or public places that can lead to the electrical problems or issues.
Winter days also consider a holiday and festive season where people use to celebrate Christmas and New Year eve party and also do some bit amount of lighting decoration in their houses or public places. During winter days, most people use electrical heating systems e.g. electric heater, geyser, appliances and clothes so that the body can get enough heat, in our site. But it can harm and lead to serious electrical problems.
Let’s talk about some more electrical problems and its solutions to learn what precaution we should take in winter days for getting safe and secure electricity at residential, commercial and industrial places:
Electrical Circuit Or Outlet
In the winter season, the electrical circuit can be overloaded frequently, for which you will have to repair it, which will be chargeable. In winter, people use it more because of the cold. As a result, electrical outlet becomes overload and the chances of fire increase.
Circuit overload is not good especially for a house where a family lives together and forever. An overloaded circuit can get fire anytime and that’s not good. Nobody wants this to happen even when there is a celebration all around and people are enjoying the winter, a holiday season.
We should pay attention to the electrical circuit so that there is no electrical problem. If this happens, contact the electrician near to you immediately.
Electric wires are made up of metals and plastics which get damaged due to low temperature in cold winter. Metals become hard but liable to break easily and for electric wires, it could be an electric problem because hard electric wires remain unchanged and unable to bend excessively.
Plastic behaves in the same way as metals do in the cold temperature especially in the winter season.
Make sure that electric wires are made from the best quality metals and plastics that can withstand cold temperature in winter when buying or repairing the electrical wires. Otherwise, it can be dangerous, for which you may have to bear heavy losses.
Not sure and no idea about this, take help from certified and licensed electrician near to you.
Electrical heating, a process where electrical energy gets converted into heat energy and we use this electrical product as an electric heater, an electrical heating device that converts an electric current into heat.
We use electric heaters for space heating at one place in our houses or else for heating water, cooking etc. in winter.
Don’t forget to unplug the space heater when it is not in use even at night and when you leave the space.
Connect space heaters directly into a wall outlet; avoid using extension cords or boards etc.
Make sure electric space, liquid and the industrial heater have an automatic shut off feature if they fall over.
Replace the electric heater if you think it’s gone bad.
Electric heaters can get the electric fire on a large scale because these are rarely energy efficient. Henced it must be properly equipped for the winter season.
On cold days people often use electric appliances to keep their homes and themselves warm, which consumes a lot of electricity Which causes a sudden power cut.
In the winter season, the power outage may impact particular houses, buildings, society and economy too. Nobody wants this to happen but it happens if we do not pay attention to the power outage.
Freezer and refrigerator need to be closed most of the time whenever possible it is in cold weather.
Keep power generators outdoors and away from windows and living places of a particular house or building.
Unplugged electrical appliances, heaters and electronic devices to avoid electrical surges.
In winter days, check the electrical breakers and the power lines of a house. If it’s gone bad, stay away and contact 24-hour emergency electrician near to your immediately.
Follow the above basic tips to get protected from the sudden power cut or outage in winter due to cold weather and low temperature that changes frequently.
Flickering (Blinking) Lights
You must have noticed flickering lights in winter, a cold-weather season when you turn on electric lights, it takes time to light up well. Flickering happens when the electric current goes up and down. Or else it is caused by loose wire and holder.
So, the electrical lighting and its wire connection should be in the recommended way so that there is no electrical problem otherwise it can get the electrical fire, short circuit or something else. What we need to do is, nothing, just pay attention and when found flickering of lights or bulb, contact the nearest electrician in your area and tell them about this electrical problem and take help.
For electrical problem whether it’s a industrial, commercial or residential electrical problems or issues in Atlanta during the winter days, Get in touch with Ozburn Electrical Contractors and its Electricians for electrical services e.g. electrical installation, repair, inspection and maintenance services in Atlanta, Georgia (GA) the United States and its nearby surroundings.
Natural disasters e.g. earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, and storms. when taking place near our surroundings, one must take care when using electrical machines, wires, appliances, switches, lights or even a backup emergency power generator.
The emergency power generator is the frequent activity performed by most people during a sudden power cut to get back the lights on, therefore, it is necessary to obey the following basic safety rules and precautions of electricity:
Don’t Operate Power Back Up Generator
Storms, hurricanes, and floods are dangerous when it gets in touch with electrical machines and products such as lights or power backup generators, etc. It can harm and leads to electrical damage if we don’t follow the basic safety rules and precautions when trying to operate the power generator. So, we must be active and aware when there is a natural disaster.
Safety Precautions When Operating Power Generator
Before operating an emergency power generator during natural disasters, try to make sure that your amperage is higher than the required amperage. You can check it online at watts / volts / amps / ohms calculator and read the instructions for not overloading the power generator. Also, make sure and check electrical products are connected directly to the generator rather than indirectly connected to the generator using extension cords and wire, etc.
Install CO (Carbon Monoxide) detectors in your places whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial buildings for safe living. Keep backup power generator fuel outside of living places in a recommended container and check the generator whether it is cool or not before refueling to avoid sudden fire.
Never place the emergency power generator in a closed space. It must be installed fifteen feet away from the windows and doors of a building and never ever try to operate the power generator without transfer switches because it can produce an electrical shock that could be dangerous and deadly too. It is also recommended to go through the manufacturer has written suggestions and safety rules for using an emergency backup power generator.
Contact Certified Emergency Power Generator Service Provider for Safe and Secure Living
If, not sure and confused about the electrical safety rules and its precautions, try to contact a certified and licensed electrician nearest to your place. A professional electrician knows how to get out of emergency power generator installation and repair problems for home when natural disasters take place.
Ozburn Electrical Contractors Inc. Covington, Georgia (Ga)