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New homeowners should never ignore these electrical responsibilities.

Whether the issue is large or small, problems with electricity are often ignored until they become apparent. Birmingham home owner electrical responsibilities.  It's easy to avoid thinking about problems that can occur in our appliances, circuit breakers, wall outlets, and even light bulbs. But often, ignoring issues while they are small leads to more significant problems and the necessity for the help of an electrician.

Here are some things to look for and how to know when to call for help:

Burnt Bulbs

After a light bulb burns out, it's tempting to replace the bulb with one of higher wattage, but that isn't always a bright idea. Putting a light bulb with too much wattage in a lamp or light fixture that is not equipped to handle it can lead to the fixture becoming "cooked." It can also "cook" the walls or ceilings nearby.

Dimming Lights

Your home's electrical system could be faulty or overloaded if you notice that your lights tend to dim when a more significant appliance is turned on (like the dryer). This could indicate a severe problem within the walls and wires of your home. To avoid a potential fire hazard, contact a licensed electrician immediately.

Outlets

A poor connection along an electrical circuit can be indicated by the presence of a faulty outlet. If you plug something into one outlet and it doesn't work, it could need a simple replacement. However, if you plug something into several outlets that aren't working, this will require the help of an electrician.

Hazardous Appliances

Did you know that 64% of the electricity used in your home is used by your appliances? Your refrigerator, dryer, microwave, and stove (among other appliances) account for the majority of your home's electrical usage. A faulty or exposed wire leading to the appliance can cause extreme electrical shock or even an electrical fire. Make it a habit to check your home's electrical appliances' condition and unplug them when not in use. This will also save you money on your energy bill.

Older Homes

If you have purchased a home built before 1960, your home's electrical system is likely made up of aluminum wiring. This wiring is not up to code and needs to be inspected by a licensed electrician for safety.

Safety First

Always remember to never play around with electricity. Your safety and peace of mind are of utmost importance. Contact the electrical experts at John's Electric when in doubt (no matter how seemingly small the problem may be).

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Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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