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ELECTRICAL REPAIR SERVICES
Home Electrical Repair Services
Ever had a faulty appliance at home that you desperately tried to fix and replace by yourself? While it might be tempting to do-it-yourself to save on electrician costs, it is always advisable to contact a licensed electrician to carry it out. This is due to the fact that our electricians are not only more experienced than you are, but they also possess the technical know-how to conduct such electrical services safely.
While it is not advisable to carry out electrical works by yourself, there are exceptions when it comes to minor electrical repairs or replacements. Any small electrical work that does not require wires or any skilled work can be done by just following a few easy steps. However, make sure that you know exactly what you are doing as one error can easily lead to potential hazards. Otherwise, call an EMA licensed electrician to help you carry out the electrical work.
Signs Your Home Requires Electrical Repair
Damaged Electrical Switches
Constant usage of electrical switches usually leads to wear-and-tear. While it is often unavoidable, it is important to get damaged electrical switches quickly repaired to prevent electric shocks when used.
Electrical Outlets That Spark When an Appliance is Plugged In
There are many reasons why a power socket might produce a spark. Short circuits, water exposure, age, and badly done repairs are just some of them. Make sure to get your power socket or electrical power point installed by a professional electrician to avoid such potential dangers.
Frequent Tripping of Circuit Breakers
Circuit breakers trip whenever overloading occurs, which is when a circuit carries a much heavier electrical load that it can hold. As a result, power failure happens and this turns off electricity in the entire house.
Signs You Need an Electrical Wiring Repair & Replacement
As we tend to use a variety of electrical appliances every day, we often forget to check whether their wirings are still securely intact. Don’t fret as we’re here to guide you through the different signs indicating a need for an electrical wiring repair and replacement:
Electrical wirings in your house are all subject to frays due to heat, age, corrosion, and general wear-and-tear. On the other hand, screws or nails are also likely to damage the wires with their sharp edges. Rodents often chew on electrical wires, leading to possible damage. When you suspect any kind of rodent activity, visibly check every wiring in your house carefully and look for potential frays. This damaged electrical wiring poses a serious threat to your safety as it may result in additional electrical problems. Hence, get a professional electrician to do an electrical rewiring immediately.
Excessive Heat Damage
If you see any scorch marks or warm, burnt spots on your electrical switches or outlets, be aware that these might be signs of electrical wiring that’s not properly done. Do take note that electrical switches and outlets should not be warm to touch, otherwise, it may indicate a case of overheating.
Tripping Circuit Breakers
Circuit breakers that frequently trip most likely indicate that there could be the issue of overloading. Replace your electrical panel immediately if you sense any kind of damage on your circuit breaker or electrical wiring. To avoid these problems, always choose a professional installation company for electrical wiring, particularly when re-installing an electrical component or appliance is already needed.
Notice a sign of smoke coming out from your electrical wiring, appliance, or power outlet? It is best practice to immediately turn them off. If are not able to trace the source of the smoke, the best thing to do will be to switch off the main power supply or circuit breaker at home and call a certified electrician for help.
If your lighting installations tend to dim when you switch on some outlets, then your circuit or electrical wiring is highly likely to be overloaded. To ensure your safety, solve the problem by inspecting your circuit as well as electrical wiring specifically. Following which you should call a professional electrician to ensure the proper functioning of your house wiring.
Loose Connections and Switches
Frequent usage of electrical appliances can eventually loosen up connections between electrical switches. With this, you should regularly check and ensure all switch plates and outlet covers are in good condition. This allows you to ensure that your electrical wiring is properly and effectively secured inside its container. If you detect any signs of broken, cracked, or missing plates, get those replaced at the earliest possible time or opt for an electrical rewiring service by a professional electrician.
Types of Electrical Repair & Replacement Works
At Nation Electric, we carry out high-quality electrical services including electrical repair and replacement at reasonable pricing. Here are the different electrical repair and replacement services that we carry out:
Ceiling Fan (replacement service available)
With Singapore’s hot climate, having a fully functioning ceiling fan at home has become a necessity. However, there are times when ceiling fans require immediate fixing such as when you start noticing humming noise or when it starts to wobble. Such signs indicate that you need to contact a licensed electrician for a ceiling fan replacement in Singapore.
Is your light fixture flickering or burning out quickly? These are just some of the signs that you need to get a light repair. Remember that home lighting repairs in Singapore should only be conducted by a professional electrician. This ensures that any future problems will be avoided, which then leads to fewer costs.
As mentioned earlier, faulty electrical switches pose more hazards at home as we tend to use them more frequently. Our team is experienced in performing electrical switch repairs and replacement for lightings, lamps, water heaters and power sockets.
Distribution board (DB) box
Are your circuit breakers tripping more often or do your lights suddenly dim when you turn on other appliances? Such problems may indicate that you need to get your distribution board (DB) box. While you might be tempted to carry out DIY works because of circuit breaker repair costs, professional troubleshooting services should only be done by certified electricians to correctly identify the cause of the problem. We provide electrical replacement services on different types of distribution board (DB) boxes.
Reasons To Avoid DIY Electrical Repairs
Have you ever attempted to carry out DIY electrical repairs, but unfortunately failed? Unless you’re a licensed electrician, then you should never try to delve into any kind of electrical work. No matter how simple the instructions seem to be online, avoid doing DIY electrical repairs for these reasons:
Keep Yourself Safe
You should never take any risks when it comes to your safety. Avoid meddling with electrical repair work even when you think you have the most electrical knowledge than any of your family members or peers. Trying to solve electrical problems by yourself can potentially create unexpected fire hazards that can put your family members in danger. Being vaguely familiar with certain aspects of electrical work does not qualify you to fix complicated electrical problems.
The electrical components in your home are all supposed to pass inspection. If you happen to insist on doing a DIY electrical repair, you might overlook certain aspects that need to be thoroughly examined – leading to more complicated electrical problems in the future.
For those who are unfamiliar, a GFI or a Ground Fault Interrupter is an outlet or a switch that has built-in sensors preventing users from getting electrical shocks from faulty electrical wirings. A GFI is mostly used in areas exposed to moisture such as bathrooms where electric shocks may typically happen. A GFI is considered to be one important component that a person without prior knowledge about electrical repair would probably not be aware of. As such, they may likely just install standard outlets that can lead to future problems and risk the safety of anyone near the electrical system.
Hidden Electrical Dangers
A typical homeowner might not be aware of electrical connections hidden in their house that can potentially pose electrical hazards. This increases the risk of danger especially when you try to carry out DIY electrical repairs. If you stay in a landed property, you should know that most electrical wiring is hidden in the attic, which are also likely hard to find. Hence, this place is considered the most dangerous area in any home – posing a serious threat to your safety.
Saving Costs in The Long Run
One common reason why people opt to do a DIY electrical repair is that they want to save costs, especially when it is considered a “simple” switch repair work. After all, there are often misconceptions that professional electrical services are expensive, which is not true. However, an electrical repair done wrongly can incur more costs in the long run.
When faced with electrical problems, don’t think twice about calling a reliable and trusted electrician to the electrical repair work. These professionals are trained in troubleshooting almost all electrical issue possible. They have the expertise to correctly identify the root cause of any electrical problem. It would be good for your home in the long run.