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Electrical Maintenance Services in Lexington & Louisville, Kentucky

Just like anything else that gets used a lot, home electrical systems and components can wear down or break over time.

Electrical maintenance services go hand-in-hand with electrical inspections. Inspections allow our technicians to inspect your home or business’s electrical system for faults, breaks, fire hazards, and component failure. Electrical maintenance is the follow-up to the inspection, replacing and fixing all of those identified electrical problems. 

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Dauenhauer Electrical Maintenance Services

A high-quality electrical maintenance company is important for maintaining your property’s electrical system. Here are some common problems with electrical systems that most often require maintenance:

Electrical Circuits and Circuit Breakers

Do you have a circuit breaker that flips off regularly? This can signal a problem. 

Electricity comes into your home starting at the main electrical panel, which then runs through wires through your house. Each wire goes to a particular section or room of your house and has an electrical draw limit before the circuit breaker shuts off the electrical flow. 

There are three main culprits for circuit breakers that regularly cut off: 

  1. The circuit breaker is old and has become faulty.
  2. The circuit is overloaded with too much power draw. 
  3. A power surge or vulnerability causes the circuit breaker to shut off. 

Circuit breakers wear out over time and should be replaced every 30 to 40 years, depending on their quality. 

If too much power is being drawn through a circuit, we can help you either redistribute it by connecting your electronics to different circuits or by upgrading the electrical circuit or electrical panel. 

We can monitor your line’s amps and voltage to detect surges or problems with your circuit. Our technicians may discover that the wire is damaged or connected incorrectly. 

Wiring, Light Switches, & Outlets

Wiring, switches, and outlet problems go hand in hand. Often, problems with your circuit can be traced to an outlet or switch. Outlets and switches must be wired correctly, and it’s important that the hot wire does not touch materials it shouldn’t. 

Watch for these signs of electrical problems:

  • Hot Outlet or Light Switch Plate: Sometimes, these can be slightly warm to the touch, and that’s normal. But, if the plate is hot to the touch, turn off the related circuit breaker and call an electrician. 
  • Loose Outlet Plug: If an outlet has trouble keeping hold of a plug, it’s time to replace it. A loosely connected plug can cause electrical arcing and is a fire hazard.  
  • Flickering Lights: If your lights (either through a switch or plugged into an outlet) flicker often (not just when you turn the vacuum on), then that is an indication that something isn’t properly connected or a component is damaged. 
  • Burning or Arcing: If you see or smell burning, smoke, or arcing electricity, shut down that switch or outlet and schedule an electrical repair service as soon as possible. 

All outlets near a source of water (kitchen or bathroom sink, etc.) should be GFCI plugs with the TEST and RESET buttons. Electrical code in every state requires this. 

Electrical Tip: Before calling an electrician about flickering lights, make sure that it’s not a loose bulb. Sometimes, bulbs can loosen up over time. If you find that a particular light socket regularly burns out bulbs, this is an indication that something is wrong with the electrical circuit. 

Benefits of Regular Electrical Maintenance

Regular electrical maintenance and inspections help keep your electrical system safer and more efficient.

Some electrical system maintenance benefits are:

  • Safety: Safety is the number one priority and benefit of electrical maintenance. Regular maintenance addresses potential electrical safety hazards before they occur, including electrocution and fire. Fixing these problems will protect your home or business and give you peace of mind. 
  • Energy Efficiency: Deteriorating wires and components can lead to increased energy usage. Regular maintenance can remove these electrical resistances and help identify energy-hogging appliances. 
  • Increased Appliance Lifespan: Consider some of your home’s heftier electrical investments, such as your HVAC system, refrigerator, computer, or gaming system. A well-maintained electrical system will help ensure that these appliances receive steady electricity and prevent electrical surges. Our technicians can also advise you on proper electrical surge protection solutions and practices. 
  • Cost-Savings: Proactive maintenance is far more cost-effective than dealing with emergencies. By catching electrical issues early on, you can avoid the high costs of major repairs or replacements of electrical components or appliances. 

Dauenhauer’s expert electricians are ready and able to help you maintain your electrical system in your home or business. Our certified electricians are dedicated to your safety! We offer both residential and commercial electrical maintenance services for businesses and homeowners. 

Contact Dauenhauer for professional electrical maintenance services in Elizabethtown, Lexington, and Louisville, Kentucky. 

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