Flickering Lights: When to Contact an Electrician


The electricity in your home was initially installed during its construction. It’s designed to stand the test of time, but that doesn’t mean that it’s maintenance free. In fact, there may be issues that arise over the years that prompt you to pay extra attention to the electrical supply. Know when it’s appropriate to contact an electrician. Their expertise is worth the charge.

Tripped Circuit Breakers

You flip on the lights and turn on the toaster oven. A circuit breaker immediately trips and cuts off power. If this scenario sounds familiar, it’s time to contact an electrician. Circuit breakers can activate on a random basis when the electrical system is in good shape. A chronic problem with one circuit points to a repair issue.

An electrician can separate the circuit into several lines so that high-current appliances have dedicated supplies. There’s no reason why you should constantly visit the electrical panel to reengage the power.

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Addition to the Home

Contact an electrician when you’re adding another room or floor to the household. This extra space requires electricity that cannot be supplied by the current panel. An electrician should add new lines into the panel so that the supply is balanced. Trying to splice into the current lines to support the new space will only create problems. Tripped circuit breakers become the norm in your household.

If you ever question your electricity in any capacity, click here for more information. It’s better to be educated about the lights than to ignore an ongoing issue. With the proper repairs, your electrical system remains safe for years to come.

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