Flickering LightsNo, this doesn’t mean your home is haunted, though that might make for a convenient excuse, right? The primary cause of flickering lights is typically due to a short circuit in the system. If it’s just one lamp or other small fixture, it could be that particular fixture is malfunctioning. However, if an entire section of your living space is impacted, then the short circuit is likely somewhere in the home and you have a bigger issue. If you find yourself experiencing this symptom frequently, then it’s highly recommended that you give our professionals a call ASAP.
Hot SpotsWe’re talking about those instances that you put your hand on a light switch, or potentially even a random spot on the wall, to discover that it’s warm to the touch. Hot spots usually indicate points in the electrical system where current is flowing in a direction that it shouldn’t be. Electrical current that gets diverted to an area it’s not supposed to go throws off heat due to the excess energy. This excess heat is what you are feeling when you notice one of these hot spots. It’s an indication that you have a serious breach in the electrical system and that it could possibly cause a house fire. You don’t want to neglect this sign, so make sure you give our staff a call for immediate repairs upon this discovery.
Frequent Circuit Breaker TrippingYour circuit breakers are designed to protect your home from power surges—though it bears mentioning that whole-home surge protection is an even more effective means of ensuring your home is comprehensively protected. When part of your home’s electrical system suddenly starts to carry voltage beyond safety limits, the circuit breaker trips and that part of the system is shut down until the problem is repaired. Oftentimes, a circuit breaker will trip because the circuit is overloaded. If possible, try unplugging a few things and putting them in different outlets that have less electrical demand. But it’s very likely that you’ll find the solution is to upgrade your electrical panel.
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