There are a lot more reasons for having an electrician come out to your home than you might realize. If you find an outlet in your home isn't working, then you know you need to have someone come out to take a look at things. However, some of the times for calling them out aren't as obvious. Here is a list of some of the more obvious and less obvious reasons for getting an electrician out to your home that you want to know.
There was a worrisome roof leak
If you have had a leaky roof and the water came in the house near electrical outlets or light fixtures, then it's a good idea for you to have an electrician come out to make sure the wiring and fixtures weren't affected by the water. If you see something like water dripping from one of the fixtures, you notice lights are flickering, or an outlet shocks you, then you know you must have an electrician come out to make sure that any part of the electrical system throughout your home that has been affected by the leak is fixed.
There are warm walls or outlets
If you find that one of your walls is warmer in one area than anywhere else, or you find that a switch or outlet plate is warm, then you need to have an electrician come out right away. You want to make sure no one uses that outlet or switch until it has been checked over by the electrician, and be aware that there is a high risk of a fire in the home.
There was a rodent infestation in the home
If you found out that there is an infestation of rodents in your home, then you want to act quickly and work with pest control to get rid of the rodents right away. After the pest control company has got rid of your problem, then you want to get to work getting rid of all the damage and mess that they made in your home. One of the very important things you want to do, even if you don't see signs of a problem, is to have an electrician come out to inspect your electrical system. Rodents are known for chewing wires and this can be extremely dangerous. So, you need the electrician to make sure that the wires throughout your home are still in good shape.