Flickering lights can indicate a dangerous condition in your home’s electrical system. Causes can range from a simple loose light bulb to the dangerous condition of damaged wiring. When you are experiencing flickering lights, contact Mister Sparky for electrical repair service.
If you are experiencing flickering lights, whether in a light fixture, a room, or throughout the home, you may have a dangerous electrical issue. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL for electrical repair service.
When the issue is in a light fixture, watch carefully to determine if only one bulb or all bulbs are flickering. Check the bulbs and ensure they are screwed in securely. If any bulbs are faulty, replace them.
Appliances kicking on, such as an air conditioner may cause lights that dim, but do not go off completely. This is normal, and can be expected. However, electrical surges, including those due to this cause can cause damage over time to sensitive electronic equipment. Surge protection can protect your sensitive electronics.
Lightning can devastate to the home’s electrical system and any affected appliances. If your home is struck by lightning, schedule an electrician to provide an electrical inspection. Lightning can severely damage wiring, switches, outlets, light fixtures, and appliances. An inspection will identify any affected components and repair or replacement provided, ensuring an electrical fire does not occur in your home due to damaged wiring or components.
Electricity and House Fires
Do not ignore flickering lights, as damaged or loose wiring, a faulty circuit, or outlet or a faulty light fixture can result in a house fire. The following are warning signs that should be checked by an electrician in Huntsville, AL:
- Frequently tripped circuit breakers may indicate the need for electrical repair service.
- Warm wall outlets or switches, sparking, and soot marks are signs of an electrical problem, and indicate a danger to you and your family. Do not use the outlet or switch, and contact an electrician for electrical repair service.
- A burning odor may indicate an overheated wire, and can result in a fire. Turn off the circuit breaker, and contact an electrician.
Out Dated Electrical System
Older homes are more likely to have outdated, unsafe wiring cracked and frayed from age. Damaged wiring can cause a fire, and requires electrical repair service by a licensed electrician. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services you need.
If you are experiencing electrical problems, a Mister Sparky licensed electrician can inspect and test your electrical system, and provide the necessary repairs to bring your home’s wiring up to code.
Lights dimming with the use of small appliances may indicate the circuits are inadequate for your electrical needs.
Crackling, or sizzling noises, with or without smoke in outlets, switches, or appliances indicate a dangerous electrical problem. Shut off the circuit breaker to the affected area in the electrical service panel, and call a licensed electrician immediately.
Finally, test smoke detectors each month, and change the batteries every 6 months. Smoke detectors are low cost, and save lives. Replace any smoke detectors over 5 years old to ensure your family’s safety. Locate smoke detectors near all sleeping areas, the kitchen, and the living room. Mister Sparky can install smoke detectors hardwired into your electrical system, with battery backup for increased reliability.
A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL is available to provide the professional electrical repair service that you need. If you are experiencing flickering lights, tripped circuit breakers, or other electrical problems, call our licensed electricians today. Our dedicated electricians serve the North Alabama region. Mister Sparky provides electrical repair that you can rely on, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.