We all depend on electricity but there is great deal of misinformation and misconceptions out there that only make matters more complicated when you're experiencing an electrical issue at your home or business. Now, there is no such thing as a substitute for one of MD Electrical Solutions, LLC's licensed electricians coming to take a closer look at the situation, but we have answered a few frequently asked questions to help streamline the whole process.
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No one wants to call in professional help when they're not needed. There are a lot of home and business owners who think that their electrical issue is no big deal and that they can get by if they ignore the problem, hoping it will eventually sort itself out, or they decide to take matters into their own hands.
Under no circumstances should you ever attempt to conduct your own electrical work. Even if it's just a small problem, unqualified repairs won't meet safety standards and could sow the seeds of more serious problems down the line.
So, when should you call an electrician? Whenever you have an electrical problem! It's of no inconvenience to us to provide the reassurance you need. Besides, more often than not more frequently tripping circuit breakers, flickering lights, faulty wiring, etc., warrant our immediate attention.
Telling us what is happening or happened will give us an idea of what is wrong. We cannot diagnose a problem over the phone though, you wouldn't call a doctor and have him diagnose you over the phone. The same premise works for us, we need to come in and physically see what is going on to properly diagnose your problem.
Figuring out the electrical loads of homes and businesses is essential. And to determine the size of electrical panel involves an audit of your appliances and a little bit of math as well. Your circuits should only be loaded up to 80% of the total circuit capabilities. So, if you have a 15-amp circuit, the safe operating amperage would be no greater than 12 amps.
Confused yet? If so, give MD Electrical Solutions, LLC a call and we'll be happy to assist you in your energy load audit.
If you can safely turn the power off, do so and give us a call immediately. You might need an upgrade or some maintenance. Either way, this is a job for the professionals.
A surge protector is a piece of equipment that suppresses the excess voltage in your system to prevent it from causing harm to your appliances and devices. In today's standards of computers,tablets and smartphones a surge protector is greatly suggested because of the sensitivity of these devices to large surges of electricity.