Unless you live in a home that was built in the last couple of decades, there is a fairly good chance that you have some unresolved electrical problems. Problems that, if we may, might be worse than you think.

So while the term emergency electrician conjures up images of an electrical knight in shining armor (we would never wear armor -- it conducts too much), there are instances that you need an electrician ASAP.

Here are 3 signs that you need to call us.

1. You feel tingly when you flip a switch. But not in a good way. In case you didn't know, switches are insulated from you experiencing any of the electricity surging through them. If you regularly feel your arm hairs stand up when you turn on a light, or it's warm to the touch in any way at all, we recommended doing two things: stop using that switch; call us today.

2. Water causes a light show. Minus the obvious hyperbole, wet locations, like in the bathroom, utility room, and so on, should have grounded outlets, otherwise known as safety switches installed in them. If these locations are lacking these perfectly acceptable solutions to indoor fireworks, you could be in for some serious problems in the future.

3. Rusty panels (well rust anywhere, really). If your service panel is rusting, you've got a pretty serious problem on your hands. Rust is a sign that something dangerous is taking place, an issue that could easily track over to the wiring itself. This type of deterioration is a threatening situation that can quickly grow out of hand in a no time.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, or you are having problems that aren't outlined here, don't delay in finding a solution.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help you with any and all of your home electrical issues.