Residential Electrical Repair

Electrical problems in your home can be both concerning and confusing. Why does that light switch only sometimes work? Why does one appliance stop working as soon as another starts? What is that new smell? At Big Family Electric, we are proud to offer services for electrical repair residential in Baton Rouge, LA, and the surrounding areas. 

There are often several potential causes for very common signs of electrical malfunctions. Checking for a specific cause can be frustrating and dangerous if you don’t know what to look for. Learn to recognize signs of a need for electrical repair, but leave the troubleshooting to our professionals!

Your Home’s Electrical System

Residential electrical repair goes far beyond the appliances, lights, and equipment that put the power to work. Issues can stem from anywhere in your electrical system, which means that they can quickly cause problems everywhere! 

A home’s electrical system also includes:

  • Incoming power lines
  • An electric meter
  • A service panel and subpanels
  • Household wiring
  • Electrical boxes
  • Outlets and switches

With electricity, by the time you notice a problem, it has probably been there for a while. If you see, smell, feel, or hear something abnormal from any components of your electrical system, you should contact Big Family Electric immediately. This could be a sign of a dangerous problem that requires immediate professional attention.

Common Residential Electrical Repairs

You might be concerned about the state of your electrical system. We offer residential electrical repair services in Baton Rouge, LA, and surrounding areas. Our residential electricians are highly trained to address an array of electrical issues.

Some of the most common repairs we perform include:

Tripping Breakers

When a breaker trips, there’s usually a reason. Simply resetting it could be setting the house up for a real problem. If the cause is not readily obvious, call out a professional to find the root cause. 

Blinking Lights

Bad connections, old fixtures with dry rotted wiring, old switches, and bad dimmers are all issues that need to be investigated. You may have an overloaded circuit, loose wiring, or voltage fluctuations. Our experienced technicians can fix any of these problems for good.

Outlets that Don’t Work

Burned or damaged outlets are often caused by overloading or short circuits. If your outlet has stopped working or it’s loose, then it’s time to have a professional check it out to find out why.

GFCIs Keep Tripping

The job of a GFCI breaker or receptacle is to keep you safe. If your GFCI outlets aren’t working consistently, we can investigate the problem to help find the cause. If the unit won’t reset, then it may be time for a replacement. If that’s the case, we will install a new one for you right away.

Rusty Electrical Panels and Pipes

Your panels and pipes may be exposed to elements they are not graded to protect against. When rust is present, components may need to be checked for corrosion. 

When rust or corrosion is present on the breakers, busbars, lugs, or wiring, then it is important to have an electrician inspect the panel.

Bad Smells or Buzzing Sounds

The electrical components and wires in your home are coated with heat-resistant chemicals and a plastic coating for insulation. When these chemicals and plastic warm up significantly, they produce a smell that resembles burning plastic, or sometimes, fish.  If you hear a buzzing sound along with this smell in your home, you need immediate assistance from an experienced electrician. 

Bad Grounding

If you touch anything in your home and find more than a little static shock from the carpet, you may have a grounding issue. This can occur any time you come into contact with something that contains metal, including wires, water pipes, and ductwork. Addressing these issues with a residential electrician could save your home from facing a significant fire hazard. 

Residential Electrical Repair in Baton Rouge, LA

If the root cause is not apparent, call in a professional from Big Family Electric to troubleshoot the issue. One of our residential electricians will detect and repair any problem with your safety in mind. We provide services to homes in and around Baton Rouge, LA. When you notice electrical issues in your home, call Big Family Electric. We’ll make sure your residential electrical repairs are done right!

 

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