When do you need to call out an electrician January 04, 2019 Some electrical problems can be fixed as quickly as they started, with watching a handy DIY YouTube tutorial. However, others can seem simple but come with a lot of hidden risks. Because of this, it can be hard to know which jobs should be left to the professionals. We have made a handy list to help you out.DIY Safe Electrical JobsFaulty dimmer switchesDimmer switches can malfunction for a lot of different, yet simple, reasons. To find the problem take a look at the switch installation; usually, it will be down to low-grade materials or poor installation. Bulb blowoutsBulbs tend to blow out because they aren't the right wattage for the fixture. Most of the time, an LED bulb with low wattage will solve this problemBasic circuit overloadsThe most basic circuit overloads are caused by too many appliances being plugged into one outlet. The easiest solution to this problem is simply moving some appliance to another outlet.Jobs to leave for the professionalsFlickering lightsThis is a sign of a loose connection, which can lead to a fire if not resolved correctly.Breaker TripsIf you have reduced a load of appliances to one outlet and your breaker still trips, call out our electrician to fix your short circuit safely and quickly.Breakers humming or buzzingIf you hear your breakers making a sound, flip it to the off position as soon as possible. This means your breaker is overloaded but cannot trip, which can lead to a fire.Any issue in an area prone to damp or moistureEven the smallest problem can become dangerous if there is any excess moisture so it is always best to play it safe and rely on our expert electricians.Trained electricians in BexleyWe hope this blog post has been helpful and has shown all of the different types of electrical jobs. If you are in need of emergency electrical work across Bexley, Dartford, Bromley or Sevenoaks-feel free to get in touch. To contact our team today, give us a call on 01322 405 595, fill out the handy contact form on our website or drop us an email at Grant@gbelectrical.com. We hope to hear from you soon!