For all your electrical repair needs we are here to help. Your home is your sanctuary and we will treat it as such by being professional, clean, and courteous. Is your light flickering, did a plug stop working, are you constantly having to reset your breaker, did a switch stop working? If so we are here to help!
Common electrical problems:
1. Flickering light
Below are some of the reasons a light may flicker.
- The light bulb is loose, before calling an electrician turn the switch to the off position and try tightening the bulb. You may save time and money by doing this.
- The wiring is going bad and needs to be replaced.
- There are too many appliances on a circuit causing a voltage drop.
- Your neutral wire is loose.
- If the flickering lights are accompanied by a burning smell or buzzing sound, it could be a loose connection in the circuit.
2. Bulbs Burning Out
If you find you’re constantly having to replace light bulbs, you may be experiencing one of the following problems:
- The voltage is too high for the bulb
- The wiring on the circuit is faulty
- The dimmer switch is bad
- The bulb is not fitting properly in the base
3. The Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
- The circuit breaker interrupts current flow when a fault is detected. Here are some of the more common reasons a breaker will trip.
- The circuit is overloaded. There is an amperage rating on every breaker, if the amount of power you’re using on that particular circuit goes over that rating, your breaker will trip.
- There is a short circuit. This occurs when your hot wire touches a neutral wire.
- There is a ground fault, this occurs when the hot wire touches the ground wire.
- There is an arc fault, this occurs when there is a loose terminal causing the wire to spark.
- The circuit breaker is old and not longer works properly. Breakers tend to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If you find you are having to replace breakers far more often than that, your panel may be defective.
5. Broken Ground Fault Interrupters (GFCI) Outlets or Breakers
Normally used in wet locations, such as outside your home, in your kitchen and bathrooms, GFCI plugs have a test and reset button on them, that can vary in color. GFCI breakers also have a test button. If the plugs on your kitchen counter suddenly stop working, the GFCI plug may be the culprit. Try resetting the plug first, if this does not help or if the plug continues to trip, call us for help.
6. Unusually High Electric Bill.
If you find your electrical bill is unreasonably high consult us now, you may be experiencing
A damaged electrical wire or a leaky circuit.