Common Electrical Problems in a Home

Your home should be safe for your family. However, accidents can happen. If the problem is not addressed immediately, it could become a dangerous situation that can put your family at serious risk.

While most of these issues can be solved on your own, there are some problems that require the expertise of an electrician. If you don’t have the right tools or experience, leave it to the professionals.

These are common electrical problems at home and you should be aware.

Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping

Circuit breakers are switches that interrupt current flow when an issue such as overheating or excessive current is detected. It can trip occasionally to protect against damage or electrical fires. If it happens frequently, it could indicate an electrical problem.

Ground fault, short circuit and overloaded circuits are the most common reasons circuit breakers trip.

Ground faults occur when an active or hot wire comes in contact with a grounded wire. This can also happen when a piece of damaged equipment comes in contact with a ground wire. It’s dangerous, especially in bathrooms and kitchens where moisture levels are high.

An overloaded circuit is when too many appliances and power-consuming devices are running simultaneously on the same circuit. Overheating can be prevented by the breaker tripping, but if it does so frequently you will need to move any other appliances or devices to different circuits. If you still have problems after this, an electrician may be needed to install or upgrade your circuit.

A short circuit is a last and most serious reason for a trip breaker. This happens when an active or hot wire touches another wire or a neutral. A sudden increase in current flow can result that the circuit cannot handle more heat. Short circuits can be dangerous and should be reported to an electrician immediately.

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Dips and Electrical Sags

Voltage drops or reductions can cause electrical sags. This happens when too many heavy-duty electrical appliances are turned on, thus causing a disturbance in the power supply. While it isn’t usually an issue if it happens only once or twice, it could indicate a deeper problem that needs to be addressed by a technician.

Exposed Wires

Exposed wires can be common, especially if they are the result of an amateur electrical installation. Exposed wires can cause fire and electrocution dangers, which can pose a threat to safety. You must immediately disconnect the circuit containing the exposed wire before you attempt to repair it.

Electrical shocks, flickering and dimming lights, as well as frequent electrical surges, can all be common in a home. Light switches may also not work properly or are warm to the touch.

It should be a priority to create a safe and secure environment in your home so that you and your family can relax and enjoy it. Even though there are electrical problems around the house, they can almost always be avoided with the help of an electrician.

You must ensure that your home is safe from electrical hazards. These common electrical issues can be easily fixed. If you are unsure or have any questions, don’t hesitate and call an electrician.

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