When it comes to the electrical system in your house you want to ensure that it is taken care of. When it comes to house fires, a large portion are due to a problem with the electrical system. The fires can come when there is a electrical problem and you ignore it and not have it repaired when needed. That is why any signs that there is a problem with the electrical system should be taken care of immediately. You can always call out a professional electrician who can inspect and make the repairs that are needed. There are some signs that commonly will need your attention to ensure that you and your family remain safe. One of the signs that you can look for are lights in your house that are flickering.
Peterkin Electric Outlines Causes of Flickering & Dimming Lights when Turned On or Off
A Loose Bulb: If you are hoping for the most minor problem you can have when a light is flickering it is a loose bulb. The sign that you have a loose bulb can be that it is flickering when it is supposed to be on. You want to pay close attention to be sure that the flickering is only occurring to one particular bulb in the house. If this is the case then you can switch the bulb off and wait for it to cool down. Then you can go to the bulb and make sure that is has been snuggly inserted into the fixture. Don’t over tighten the bulb because it can cause it to break. After you secure the bulb you can check to see if it continues to flicker.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs Flickering: If you have a bulb that seems to be flickering it could actually be the way that the bulb works. That means that the bulb is not broken or damaged and neither is the fixture. This often happens when you are using fluorescent light bulbs. They need to be able to get the light through the entire tube and sometimes there are some hiccups. That can cause the light to flicker and it is something that comes with that type of light. You need to make sure that you replace the fixture if you are not happy with it.
Power Fluctuation Problem: The house is set up with a grid of electrical wires and systems. They all will make their way back to the circuit breaker box. The house is set up to take on and give out a certain amount of energy. If you have an appliance that is overusing energy then it might pull from other sources. This means there is a fluctuation and it is something that you want to have an electrician look at.
Damaged Light Fixture: The other problem that you might be having is with the fixture that is housing the bulb. The fixture needs to have good solid connections and be working right. If there is a problem it can cause the bulbs to not come on or flicker. This is when you need to replace the entire fixture.
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