Skip Navigation

Maryland’s Premier Residential and Commercial Electrician
Also Serving DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania

Schedule an Appointment Today! Generac Authorized Dealer See our Blog! (410) 799-5791
or (301) 384-8880

Learn to Recognize These Four Common Electrical Problems 

Can you recognize if something was wrong with any electrical components in your home? If not, letting the professionals at TriStar Electric take the lead is the safest thing you can do. Here are four simple signs to look out for that will make you aware of potential electrical issues.

tristar electric electrical issues

Here are four common electrical issues.

Loose Outlets

Loose outlets can prevent the flow of power into your devices. Before investigating, be sure to cut the power. You don’t want to hurt yourself or others. This project is considered a DIY project, but you will probably feel safer having a certified electrician take care of it. 

Broken Switches 

Before dealing with a broken light switch, switch the circuit breaker off for a few minutes. Testing the wires could be dangerous, so you might want to consult an electrician before attempting to fix any switches. This, too, can be considered a DIY project, but if you are nervous about doing so, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at TriStar Electric. 

Short Circuits

Hair dryers and curling irons often can cause a circuit to overload or trip. It’s important to stay alert for any electrical fires that may happen as a result. You could find the right switch and reactivate the circuit. However, the major problem is when the same issue occurs. 

At that point, it’s probably the device and not the circuit’s fault. Any shorts in the wiring can be dangerous to deal with.

Damaged Extension

Extension cords shouldn’t be played with, especially when they’re too old and could be a hazard. It’s possible to fix extension cords, but depending on their age, you might as well replace them instead. 

For ALL of Your Residential or Commercial Electrical Needs, Call TriStar Electric!

No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We offer free in-home consultations, plus an after-hours and emergency phone line for advice or service!

If you have any questions about our electrical repairs or upgrades, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.

Are you looking for a quality electrician in Maryland, Washington DC, Southern Pennsylvania, or Northern Virginia? Take a look at TriStar Electric’s online reviews and ratings on Angie’s List, Yelp, Google, Facebook, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland,  and Better Business Bureau Greater Mid-Atlantic. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube!

This entry was posted on Friday, July 8th, 2022 at 7:49 am. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Contact Us Today