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Stop! Call An Electrical Contractor For These Household Electrical Repairs.

If your home is 20 years old or older and you’ve never upgraded your electrical services, you likely have hidden electrical issues. Electrical wiring can become damaged over time and the safety codes are always updated to keep homes safe for modern technology and power use. Even if you live in a newer home, it is incredibly important to keep your electrical services up to date to reduce fire hazards and electric shock risks. Despite the fact that most wiring in your home is hidden, there are actually many visible signs that your wiring is out of date and needs an upgrade from an electrical contractor.

Signs That You Need To Call An Electrician

Frequently Tripping The Circuit Breaker. If you frequently experience blown fuses or your circuit-breakers trip often, your circuits are likely drawing more current than they can provide. Regularly blown fuses can be indicative of faulty wiring. Also take into account what electronics are being used when the breaker trips, as it may be a combination of high-powered appliances overloading the circuit.

Flickering Lights. While this problem may be due to fixture issues, it can also indicate a wiring issue. If wiring is frayed or if the wattage being used is greater than what the outlet can handle, you could be at risk for a fire hazard. Large appliances that utilize lots of energy need to use outlets that are designed for high levels of current. If an appliance is plugged into an insufficient outlet, it may cause your lights to dim or flicker.

Too Many Extension Cords And Multi Receptacle Add-Ons. Running extension cords or having power bars all over the house is not a viable option. If you have to do this, your home doesn’t have enough outlets or they are too far apart. Using extension cords for short periods can be an adequate temporary solution, but overuse can lead to overheating and the risk of an electrical fire. Too many multi-receptacle add ons can also lead to an electrical system working beyond its capacity and furthering the risk of fire.

Outdated Two Prong Plugs. While this can be an inconvenience that limits you from plugging in devices with three prongs, it is actually also a safety hazard. When there is no capability for a third prong, the electrical circuit is likely not properly grounded, particularly for larger appliances such as microwaves. Typically, two prong plug-ins are only found in older houses that are at higher risk of electrical problems due to the age of the wiring and a lack of updated electrical safety compared to the modern standard.

Corrosion Or Rust On The Breaker Box. When rust begins collecting on the service panel, call an electrician right away. Rust needs water to develop, which means your breaker box is being exposed to some type of moisture. This is an electrical hazard and can indicate issues throughout your wiring system.

Shocks. This is an indication that most people can recognize as problematic right away and it’s incredibly important to take action if this problem develops. If you get a mild shock when you try to turn on a switch or use an outlet, call a professional electrician. This also applies if your outlets or switches are warm to the touch. Both warmth and shocks can indicate that there is electrical overloading or other internal wiring issues.

Call Fluorescent Man Lighting In Calgary For Your Residential Electrical Services

If you notice any of these issues within your home, contact an experienced residential electrician in Calgary. Having your electrical services updated means you won't have to worry about resetting breakers, flickering lights, and appliances that are not sufficiently powered but most importantly, it means living in a safer environment. Have the Fluorescent Man electrical contractors service any of your electrical needs so you can rest easy knowing that your home will be a safer, brighter place to live. All Fluorescent Man Calgary-based electricians are fully licensed, insured, and have 5 to 8 years of experience minimum. To receive a free, in-home quote, call the electrical service experts at Fluorescent Man Lighting at 1-403-863-8529 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: What are GFCI outlets and why should I get them?
A: GFCI stands for ground-fault circuit interrupter and these are designed to protect you from electrocution in areas that typically have electrical outlets and water in close proximity, such as in bathrooms. If you do not have these types of outlets in water prone areas, contact Fluorescent Man Lighting to install them right away. Not having GFCI outlets is a safety concern.

Q: How much does a consultation cost?
A: FM Lighting and Electrical offers a free consultation that includes:

  • An assessment of your electrical needs
  • Recommendations of the best products for your home or business
  • An effective and efficient solution design
  • A no-obligation quote

Q: What services are offered at Fluorescent Man Lighting and Electrical in Calgary?
A: FM Lighting and Electrical offers:

  • Surge protection
  • Outlet upgrades
  • Code corrections
  • Electrical panel review and maintenance
  • Automation system wiring
  • Fault protection
  • Appliance wiring and installation
  • Circuit breakers and fuses
  • Emergency services
  • LED Retrofit

If there’s a service you need completed, call the electrical contractors at Fluorescent Man Lighting at 1-403-863-8529 or fill out the contact form below.

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