Be Familiar with the Common Electrical Issues in Your Home

 John Lyons


Among all other problems that can afflict various parts of your house, electrical issues are perhaps the most dangerous one. Yes, a plumbing issue can cause water damage, but an electrical problem can lead to electrocutions and house fires. It is essential that you have an electrician check the electrical wiring of your house at least once a year. Otherwise, you are increasing the likelihood that a problem will occur.

Even with regular maintenance, there is still a chance that an electrical issue may pop up in your house. You must be familiar with the most common electrical problems so that you contact your electrician as early as possible.

Here are the most common electrical problems and their solution

Electrical surges

Electrical surges can occur due to lightning strikes or faulty appliances or damaged power lines or poor wiring in the house. Though surges are common, if the surges are frequent it can affect the electrical appliances. You must call an electrician to find the cause of frequent surges and fix it.

Flickering light

Flickering lights are tell-tale signs of something wrong with your electrical wiring system. It is better to call the emergency electrician and fix it as early as possible, as it can suddenly start a fire.

Tripping circuit breaker

An electrical circuit breaker is a device that can be operated automatically or manually for controlling and protecting the electrical system, and the electrical appliances connected to it. The circuit breaker tips automatically when too much of electricity flows through it to keep the electrical system from overheating or causing more damage.

Circuit overload, short circuits, and ground fault surges are the three primary reasons why circuit breakers trip. If it trips frequently, something may be seriously wrong with some electrical wires. Just call the electrician and get them checked.

Dead outlets and lights

Outlets can wear out and go dead. If you have already tried to reset any breakers or GFCI safely and they still don’t work, the problem could be due to a poor connection in the circuit. If you see any signs of blackening around the outlet plug, do not use it.

Frequent burning out of bulbs

If your lights burn often, it may be due to high wattage, poor wiring, and more voltage on a dimmer switch.

Your home’s electrical system may be outdated and won’t be efficient in supplying power to the appliances, lighting, and electronics. If you are facing flickering lights, high electricity bills, and damaged appliances at your home, there is something wrong with the electrical system. Hire the electrical contractors Mandurah and check your home electrical system.

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