Make sure all of your household appliances have grounded plugs with three prongs. Older, two-pronged appliances could shock you or a family member. Replace appliances with only two prongs. If your outlets are not grounded, have them replaced and a new circuit installed.

Watch for Flickering

Lights out? If so, you may have a problem. Flickering lights could mean it is time to replace or repair your home’s electric panel. This could also mean you simply have too many appliances plugged into a particular circuit.

Call a Pro

Electrical work is best done by specialists. Professional electricians have years of training. To keep your home and all in it safe, hire a reputable, dependable electrician.