11 Aug Common Electrical Questions Answered
Do you ever wonder why your lights flicker or what to do when an outlet fails? Today we have tackled some of the most common electrical questions and answered them for you to know what is happening behind the walls of your home!
Why are my lights flickering?
Usually, when a light flickers, it means that the bulb is not connecting correctly to the electrical source. It could be because your light bulb is not screwed in tight enough, or there are frayed wired along the line. When it comes to LED lights, they sometimes fall out of sync with the current, which can cause them to flicker but is nothing to worry about.
Why aren’t my outlets functioning?
The most common reason that an outlet stops working is that the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) was triggered, and it likely flipped your breaker. If this is not the case, it may be that the outlet is dead due to age, or other problems, and will need to be replaced.
What do I do if I don’t have enough outlets?
Continually running extension cords and power strips can be hazardous to the safety of your home. If your home requires more outlets, call your local electrician to add more outlets to your system. It is a quick and effective way to make sure you have all your electricity needs met safely.
Why is my light switch hot?
If you reach to turn off your light switch and it is hot to the touch, it means that there is a severe issue that needs to be taken care of immediately. The cause of the light switch being hot could be because the switch is overloaded, failing, or there is faulty wiring. Hot light switches pose a serious fire risk, so call a professional electrician to get it repaired.
Why did my breaker trip?
The main reason a breaker trips is because it was being overused. Today’s high energy devices suck a lot of power and need to be spread out over multiple outlets so that they don’t cause or short or surge of power.
Can I DIY electrical repairs?
While many home repair projects can be DIYed, electrical repairs are not one of them. The majority of electrical repairs require the in-depth knowledge and experience possessed by professional electricians. While some may say that they can do it themselves, they are at risk of being electrocuted or shocked, starting a fire, or breaking the law if they don’t have the necessary permits. We recommend always using a professional electrician for your electrical repairs to maintain the safety of you and your home.
I have other questions, who should I call?
We want to help you with all of your electrical needs and highly recommend that individuals get regular electrical inspections to ensure that your home electrical system is performing safely and efficiently. Give us a call today!