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A trustworthy company providing excellent residential electrical services in Edmonton. We’re very reliant on your home’s electricity. From charging your phone to making your morning smoothie to powering your lights, it’s an essential part of your day-to-day life. And when something goes wrong, it is almost impossible to function. We’re here to help with all residential electrical services. 

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When something goes wrong, turn to our expert electricians to help you function again. Edmonton’s Gentlemen Pros understand that problems with your home’s electricity are frustrating and you want a fix quickly. From flickering lights to not enough outlets to installing a new electrical panel, we can do it all. All our work is guaranteed and meets all applicable codes and standards.

Let us help if you are worried about anything to do with your home’s electrical system. From the simple to the complex, we can get your electricity operating in a safe and efficient manner to power your home, appliances, and devices.

Our phone number is (780) 701-9965 and we have a person waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or you can fill out our online booking form.

Common House Electrical Problems

What is an Electrical Circuit?

You will see the term electrical circuit or circuit a lot when researching your home’s electricity.

An electrical circuit consists of wiring, a breaker (or fuse depending on the age of your home), outlets and switches, and devices, fixtures, and appliances plugged into the outlets and switches.

Your home will have several circuits and in your electrical panel, there will be a breaker for each circuit (or a fuse). Residential electrical circuits are designed to carry an electric load based on the typical household usage at the time your house was built. The majority of your home’s circuits will carry the same load, but there is usually a circuit or two designed to carry a higher load to power items like your washing machine and dryer.

Today we use much more electricity than we did 20 years ago. So if you have an older home and your breakers keep tripping and shutting down your power, it could be because you are trying to draw today’s amount of electricity on a system that was designed for the lower electrical usage of 20 years ago.

What is a “Short”?

A short refers to a short circuit. A short circuit is when the electricity follows a path that is not designed to carry electricity. It occurs when a hot (electrified) wire touches the neutral wire without any resistance. Some causes are faulty or frayed wiring, loose connections, and aging outlets.

A short circuit is a safety issue and can cause shocks, damage to devices and the electrical system, and even fire.

What is an Overloaded Circuit?

An electrical circuit is designed to handle a specific amount of electricity (measured in amps). An overloaded circuit happens when the devices and the outlets on the circuit are pulling more electricity than the circuit is designed for.

When a circuit is overloaded, it will trip the breaker shutting down electricity to the entire circuit. As inconvenient as it is at having your power go out, it is the best thing to happen and is a safety feature. If you continued to draw more electricity than the circuit was designed for, it could lead to the circuit’s wiring overheating, melting, and possibly even a fire.

Symptoms of an Overloaded Circuit Included:

  • Warm outlet and switch covers
  • Buzzing outlets and switches
  • Devices, appliances, and power tools don’t have their normal amount of power
  • Dimming lights
  • Scorched outlets
  • Burning smell coming from outlets and switches
  • A mild shock when you touch outlets, fixtures, appliances, or devices on the circuit

My Outlet Doesn’t Work, Should I Be Worried?

There are a couple of reasons why your outlet isn’t working. 

First, check the circuit breaker, if it has tripped, reset it. If it trips again, check to see if you have too many devices and appliances drawing on that circuit and unplug one or two of them. If this isn’t the case and it continues to trip, call an electrician. Edmonton’s Gentlemen Pros would be happy to help.

If the circuit isn’t the issue, the outlet is. Safety first. Turn off the breaker for the circuit the outlet is on. Then remove the outlet from the wall and make sure it is properly connected to the wires in the wall. If it isn’t correctly installed, reinstall the outlet. If you are in any way unsure or uncomfortable about doing this, please contact an electrician.

If neither of the above is the issue, install a new outlet. If the new one still doesn’t work, it is a symptom of a larger issue, call an electrician. Our number is (780) 701-9965.

My Light Switch is Hot — Is This an Electrical Problem?

Yes, it is a big safety issue and needs to be dealt with immediately. 

Your light switches and outlets should never be hot to the touch. Actually, nothing dealing with electricity should be hot unless it is designed to use electricity to become hot (e.g., iron, stove). And some dimmer switches will be warm because they are designed to dissipate heat, but they should still never be hot to the touch.

A hot light switch or outlet can be caused by a few things. A common one is faulty wiring, the wiring to the outlet could be loose, corroded, or damaged. Make sure you immediately unplug anything in the outlet or turn the light switch off and call us to inspect your wiring. 

Do not use the outlet or switch until the problem is resolved. Another common reason is the outlet or switch could be on an overloaded circuit.

Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?

It’s a real pain when your light bulbs keep burning out long before they should. Here are a few things to check if this is happening to you.

First things first, check the bulbs you are using. Are they:

  • The right wattage for the fixture? Using a wattage higher than the fixture is rated for can cause the bulbs to burn out prematurely.
  • Installed properly? Maybe they are cross-threaded in the fixture.
  • A CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulb? They have a reputation for burning out before their time.

If you are using the correct light bulbs for the fixture, you can check:

  • The wiring, it could be a loose connection to the fixture.
  • The dimmer switch. Older dimmer switches are designed to be used with standard incandescent bulbs, not with CFL or LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs. If you use a CFL or LED bulb with a dimmer switch not designed for them, the dimmer can damage the circuitry at the bottom of the light bulb causing it to burn out sooner than it should.
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