Electrical Repairs that require hiring a licensed electrician:

Electrical repairs should always be handled by a licensed electrician. Electricity can be dangerous and lead to serious consequences including fire and fatality. Many times homeowners or business owners, decide to handle electrical repairs themselves which is not only dangerous but can lead to potential issues when trying to sell the property and having to get an inspection for insurance purposes. Hiring a licensed electrician for your electrical repairs will save you time, money and even your life.

Transworld Electric recommends always hiring a licensed electrician to handle all your electrical repairs. If you are looking for a licensed electrician in the Charleston area, Transworld Electric can handle all your electrical repair needs. Since 1987, our Charleston electricians have been providing customers’ peace of mind knowing that their home and business is safe.

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Common reasons to hire a licensed electrician for electrical repairs:

Problems with outlets & light switches:

  • Simply does not work:

One of the most common reasons a customer hires our Charleston electricians is due to an outlet or light switch that does not work. This could be a simple electrical repair; such as the outlets are energized by a wall switch but it’s always recommended to have it inspected and have an electrician troubleshoot the system to find the reason why they aren’t working. Typically dead outlets or light switches are a sign that there is a problem with the wiring in your electrical system. Choosing to ignore this problem could lead to more damage to your electrical system which is both dangerous and expensive to repair.

  • Warm to the touch or discolored:

If any of your outlets or light switches are warm to the touch or discolored, this is a sign that you need to hire an electrician. Heat at a receptacle means there is a problem and you need to hire a licensed electrician for the electrical repair. Choosing to just simply replace the outlet or light switch is dangerous and a waste of money, as the new piece will be ruined by the underlying wiring problem if it was not repaired by a licensed electrician.

  • Humming, buzzing, flickering:

If you notice any noises coming from your lights or you have lights that are flickering, it is time to hire an electrician near you to investigate the issue. Similar to all the other signs we mentioned, this should not be ignored. Many of these common issues are signs that your electrical system needs to be inspected and you should always listen to avoid further, more expensive damage in the future.

Tripping Breaker:

A breaker trips when there is an electrical surge. This is a protective measure and also, a sign that something is wron

g. Choosing to reset the breaker when it trips can be dangerous and lead to more expensive electrical repairs in the future. It is always recommended to hire a licensed electrician to troubleshoot the electrical system to understand why the breaker is tripping. It is very common for a breaker to be tripping due to an overloaded circuit. This happens often in older homes and business properties because they were not designed to handle the amount of electrical equipment that we use today. If you think that you need more electrical power in your home or business, Transworld Electric’s licensed electricians can work with you to create a new separate circuit that will be able to handle your increased needs of electrical power.

Circuit Breaker won’t reset:

While this could be a problem with the breaker or GFCI, it could also be due to a failure somewhere else on the circuit. As we mentioned above, today homes use a lot more power than in the past due to the number of electronics used in the home. The circuit breaker or outlet could have tripped due to an overloaded circuit. You will need to hire a licensed electrician to install a new separate circuit.

Outlets in the bathroom, garage, kitchen, or outdoors no longer work:

According to the National Electrical Code, all of the outlets in these areas of your home are required to have GFCIs, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. GFCIs are created to protect you and trip if it senses a problem that might shock you. This is the most common reasons an outlet in one of these areas no longer works and the GFCI just simply needs to be reset. It is also recommended to test your GFCI outlets every 6 months.

Transworld Electric is a full-service electrical contractor and our licensed Charleston electricians can handle all the electrical repairs that you can remain protected.

Common electrical repairs our licensed electricians handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Lighting And Ceiling Fan Installations

  • Lighting Retrofits (LED), Lighting Design

  • Electrical Troubleshooting And Diagnosing

  • Service Upgrades/Replacement (Switches, Receptacles, Wiring)

  • Complete Rewiring

  • Electrical Code Compliance

  • Home Safety Inspection & Pricing Repairs

  • Install Outlets And Switches

  • Surge Protection

  • ChargePoint Express 100 Installation: Electric Car Charging Stations

  • Generac Generator Installation and Service

  • Home Electrical Hazard Detection Service: CurrentSAFE

  • Entrance and Power Distribution

  • Dedicated Circuits, Junction Boxes

  • Bathroom Upgrades/Remodel

  • Kitchen Upgrades/Remodel

  • Smoke Detector Installation

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

  • Grounding (GFCI/AFCI)

Sometimes troubleshooting an electrical problem is as simple of a fix as a new light bulb, a switch that wasn’t turned on, or a tripped GFCI receptacle but sometimes there is an underlying problem that needs to be identified by a licensed electrician. You can trust Transworld Electric’s Charleston electricians to handle all of your electrical repairs and keep you safe.

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