We’d love to give you a concrete answer to the question posed in the title of this blog, but the only true answer is: it depends. There are a number of different reasons as to why a light–or multiple lights–in your home may be flickering. The fact that some of those reasons represent serious problems is enough to justify calling a professional electrician, though.
If you have flickering lights in Everett, WA, ours is the number to dial. We employ some of the finest indoor and outdoor lighting experts around. We’ll figure out precisely why your lights are flickering, and we’ll resolve the problem effectively.
Is It Just One Light?
Is a single light in your home flickering? Is it a new development? If so, do yourself a favor before calling our team to schedule service. Just double check the light bulb. If it is not screwed in all the way, then the bulb simply may not be connecting to the system properly. If you tighten the bulb, but the problem is still evident, you should give us a call. You may have a faulty fixture if it is just this one spot, but it could also indicate a more serious problem with the electrical system.
Does Flipping the Switch Resolve the Problem?
When your light is flickering, try shutting the light switch on and off. Does that seem to resolve the problem? If so, and you’ve been toggling your light switch for a while, let us know. You most likely have a faulty switch, and that is a problem that we can easily resolve for you.
When to Worry
We are not alarmists, but we must remind that your electrical problems can prove to be dangerous. If you notice that your lights are dimming or flickering when you turn on an appliance, or if all of the lights in your home are flickering, you could have issues with voltage fluctuations or loose wiring. You need a professional electrician to resolve those problems immediately.
Schedule your electrical services with G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.