Common Household Electrical Issues

Your home is dependent on electricity. It allows you to have light, heat, modern appliances and entertainment. While it is so important to our daily lives, electricity can pose a serious hazard. This is why you should always hire a professional and certified electrician like Electrical Savvy Contracting Inc. in Burnaby for all of your home electrical repairs and installations.

There are some common electrical issues you should know about so you can detect them quickly and have them dealt with before they cause injury to anyone in your family or cause an electrical fire in your home.

Lights that go dim or flicker.

If you have lights that seem go dim and then brighten again, or are continuously flickering, it could mean you have a damaged connection. Loose or corroded connections that make intermittent contact will cause this and they can also cause overheating and sparking behind the walls presenting a serious fire hazard.

Outlets that don’t work.

If you’ve noticed a certain outlet doesn’t work, don’t ignore it. A dead outlet can be caused by electrical arcing, poor connection or a tripped circuit breaker. If the breaker has tripped and stopped electricity from running to that outlet, it could mean there is a heat build up, melted wires or receptacles somewhere on the circuit. Have an electrician check it out.

Light fixtures that seem to burn out bulbs quickly.

Are your light bulbs always burning or blowing out in a fixture or lamp? A typical incandescent bulb should last between 1,000 and 2,000 lit hours. A CFL bulb should last up to 10,000 hours and an LED bulb up to 50,000 hours. If you have bulbs blowing up way too frequently, it could mean a loose or damaged connection in the circuit or socket, causing overheating, sparking and a fire hazard.

The circuit breaker keeps tripping.

Circuit breakers make running dangerous electricity in your home safe. If a circuit is overloaded and causing overheating, the breaker will shut it down. If it’s happening often, it could mean there is a problem with the circuit or breaker, but in most cases, it means you are running too many appliances or devices on that circuit. Electrical Savvy Contracting Inc. can add a circuit to your home and upgrade your electrical system to be able to safely handle the power you require.

Electricians in Greater Vancouver

Electrical Savvy Contracting Inc is a licensed electrical contractor in Burnaby specializing in residential and commercial applications. Their dedicated team of industry certified electricians are experienced in the repair and installation of electrical systems. They can perform a variety of electrical related repairs and additions to your existing electrical system or create a new system for a new construction project.

Need electrical work done? Contact Electrical Savvy Contracting Inc today!

 

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