Common Electrical Issues in the Home

By Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric - March 27, 2023
Common Electrical Issues

Electricity is a vital part of our daily lives, powering everything from our lighting to our appliances. However, with all of the electrical devices and systems in our homes, it’s not uncommon to experience some electrical issues from time to time.

Here are some common electrical issues you may encounter throughout your home:

Electrical surges: Electrical surges are sudden spikes in voltage that can damage your electronics and appliances. They are often caused by lightning strikes, faulty wiring, or faulty electrical appliances.

Tripped circuit breakers: Circuit breakers are designed to trip when there is too much electrical current flowing through a circuit. This is a safety feature that prevents electrical fires. However, if you have too many appliances or electronics connected to the same circuit, it can cause the circuit breaker to trip frequently.

Faulty outlets: Outlets that don’t work or only work intermittently can be a sign of faulty wiring or a faulty outlet. This can be dangerous and should be evaluated by a licensed electrician.

Flickering lights: Flickering lights can be caused by loose wiring, faulty light bulbs, or overloaded circuits. If you notice your lights flickering frequently, it’s best to schedule an electrical inspection.

Remember, safety always comes first when dealing with electricity. If you are experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, it’s best to have them evaluated by a licensed and experienced electrician. Our team of licensed local electricians are just a call or click away ready to help!

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