Electrical Troubleshooting and Repairs

Powering Up: Electrical Troubleshooting 

Our team can identify any electrical concerns within your home. It’s important to contact an electrician prior to moving to check for any electrical repairs or troubleshooting. If you have any electrical issues with your light switches, outlets (including GFCI outlets), circuit breakers, electrical panels, etc. we will send out a team member to find the source of the problem. Milton Electric’s team can restore the proper function of your electrical system quickly and safely while saving you money in the long term. 

Common Electrical Issues in Homes 

  1. Faulty Light Switch's: It’s not uncommon to have a faulty light switch. Usually, the switch plate feels hot, and you hear crackling or popping sounds. Sometimes, faulty light switches affect how quickly the light takes to brighten when turning the switch on.  
  2. Old Outlets/Outlet Installation: If your electronics fail to charge, it is time to call an electrician. Our team at Milton Electric will remove your damaged outlets and replace them with new outlets that are up to code and regulation. We provide outlet installation for indoor and outdoor needs like yards, patios, porches, decks, balconies, etc. 
  3. Electrical Panel Upgrade Needed (Tripped Breakers and Blown Fuse Troubleshooting): If you find yourself opening your electrical panel often to reset breakers and your utility bills are higher than normal, your electrical panel needs replacement. Electrical panel issues are often followed with the smell of burning orders and pose fire safety risks. Electrical panels are often found in your basement, garage, or utility closets throughout your home. Contact Milton Electric today to replace your electrical panel. 
  4. Bad Wiring: Faulty wiring is commonly found in older homes because wires deteriorate over time. Dimming and flickering lights are signs of bad wiring. It’s important to upgrade your home’s wiring as it could lead to fires and other safety risks. 


Your Trusted Electricians for Precise Issue Identification and Safe, Effective Repairs! 

Safety is a major concern when it comes to your home’s electrical system. If you suspect electrical issues in your home, contact electrician Milton Electric. Our team of electricians will perform a thorough evaluation of your problem areas to accurately identify the source of the issues. We will discuss the safest options we can provide to solve your electrical problems and prevent any dangers associated with electrical repairs.  



Get a Free Estimate!

Call us (410) 276-3420 or complete the form below. We respond quickly!

By submitting your information you agree to receive relevant email updates from Milton Electric.

Electrical Repairs and Troubleshooting FAQ’s 

Dead outlets are extremely dangerous as they can cause a fire. If you have a dead outlet, be sure not to plug anything in and to contact your local electrician to install a new one as soon as possible. 

Home insurance usually does cover residential electrical wiring repairs. If damage is caused by a sudden fire or lightning, it will be covered by your homeowner's policy. Older homes are less likely to get covered as they have outdated knob, tube, and aluminum wiring. 

Electrical wiring problems are created for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, older homes have more wear and tear, resulting in aged wiring. Flickering lights, hot outlets, and aluminum wiring can all contribute to electrical wiring issues in your home.  

Aluminum wiring is safe, but it isn’t the best choice for your home’s electrical wiring system. Aluminum wiring is outdated and is more likely to have outlets with fire hazards. It’s best to have an electrician identify aluminum wiring in your home and find the best electrical wiring solution for you. 

An electrical panel can last anywhere from 25-40 years if well-maintained. If you experience frequently tripped circuit breakers, flickering lights, or other malfunctions, it may be time to call an electrician to see if it’s time for an upgrade. 

Your lights dim when the air conditioning turns on because extra voltage is needed to turn on the air conditioning unit. There is less voltage going to the lighting in your home in that quick second when your air conditioner turns on creating the dimming lights. If your lights remain dimmed for a long period of time, contact your local electrician Milton Electric to examine your capacitor and see if your air conditioner needs replacement.