The Most Common Electrical Problems in Your Home

It is no secret that some electrical faults are more dangerous than others. However, many homeowners aren't aware of what faults actually are dangerous and require an expert to repair them, and what can be fixed with a simple switch of a flick.


To increase awareness of household electrical faults we have complied a list of the most common electrical issue that we have come across in recent years.


Circuit Breaker Tripping

While many people think that a tripping circuit breaker means that there is a problem with their electrical outlets it is actually the opposite. The circuit breaker trips when electrical power reaches a critically high level and shuts off the supply before a dangerous power surge can happen. If your circuit breaker trips regularly then make sure that you unplug devices when they are not being used and use low voltage appliances.


Light Bulbs Burning Out

If your light bulbs blow or burn out too quickly then you are probably using a wattage light bulb that is too high for your supply. However, it can also be a sign of further issues such as poor wiring in the mains or throughout the circuit. If switching bulbs odes not solve the problem then you should call and experienced electrician to diagnose and repair the electrical fault.


Flickering Lights

Flickering or dimming lights are very rarely the result of an actual light bulb Instead the issue can usually be found in the wiring. Flickering lights, more often than not, occur as a result of a poor connection. A poor connection can lead to eventual arcing which is loose or corroded connections making intermittent contact that could result in sparking, overheating, and even.


Electrical Shocks

While most electrical shocks are very mild they can become dangerous. Electrical shocks mainly occur when plugging an appliance in or out. The first step is to check whether the shock is caused by the appliance or the outlet. You can do this by plugging a different appliance into the socket and seeing if a shock happens again.

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