A home’s electrical system brings power to our appliances, electrical devices and lights. When a problem in our electrical system develops, it not only becomes an inconvenience, but it also becomes a potential safety hazard. Often when the electrical system develops a problem, it will show signs of distress. Identifying these signs can help indicate when you need to seek electrical repair services. Today Burley Electrical Services will share some of the common types of residential electrical repairs and their symptoms.
Flickering & Dimming Lights
When you have flickering lights, do not ignore the problem. Flickering lights can be a simple issue such as a loose light bulb that needs to be tightened. However, flickering lights can also indicate a faulty light switch, poor wiring, or the circuit that the light fixtures are on are being overloaded. If you hear a buzzing sound or smell a burning odor while your lights are flickering, this is often a sign of a loose or faulty connection that needs to be corrected. If the light switch is faulty it may need to be replaced and the wiring connections need to be checked and possibly tightened. If you have flickering lights, be sure to seek professional electrical services.
Light Bulbs Burn Out Often
If you have light bulbs that frequently burn out, this is a sign that there is a problem within the electrical system. There can be a number of reasons why light bulbs burn out way too early. In some cases the voltage is too high for that type of light bulb. The holder for the light bulbs may be too tight or too loose. There may not be enough air flow going to the light which causes overheating. More severe issues may include the wiring through that light fixture’s circuit may have been done poorly or the dimmer switch is faulty. Check the bulb’s voltage and make sure the bulbs are placed correctly. If that is not the problem, have the electrical system professionally checked.
Circuit Breakers Tripping Frequently
When you have a breaker that trips frequently, you will first want to determine if you are overloading the circuit. Breakers will most often trip due to overloading. See how many electrical devices and or appliances you have in a single circuit. If you are overloading a circuit, you should look for a way to better disperse your electrical devices. However, you may have breaker tripping due to a loose connection or from a worn down breaker. Sometimes the breaker can burn out or wear down. When a breaker wears down, it needs to be replaced. To ensure the right breakers are used, seek out a professional for help in replacing the breakers.
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There are many other common electrical repairs needed such as outlet replacement, wiring replacements and more. When your electrical system develops a problem it is important that the repairs are done right. If you are having signs of electrical problems, consider having your electrical system inspected and repaired as needed. For electrical inspection, repair and more, contact Burley Electrical Services today.