Common Household Electrical Problems
Most household electrical problems are only attended to when it is already too late. Most of the times, we brush off minor electrical issues as mild annoyance and just get by. It is only when the situation is too bad for us to ignore that we tend to contact and consult a professional electrician.
In order to safeguard the safety of and convenience in our household, it is important that we learn to recognize important electrical cues and prevent further electrical damage from happening. In this article, I’m going to share to you some things I learned from one of the best companies offering deep cleaning services in Dubai. Turns out, they also offer one of the best electrical services in Dubai.
The flickering of lights is a very common household electrical issue. Aside from the inconvenience and annoyance it causes, it can also be quite dangerous; therefore, it needs to be attended to immediately. The flickering of lights is an indication of having a defective or old bulb that needs changing, or of poor or faulty electrical connection.
If only a few lights are flickering, the source of the issue can be easily traced. If the issue is localized in a specific room or area of the house, the main cause may be a defective switch or a loose switch connection. You may be able to fix that yourself. But if all the lights in the house are flickering, the problem might be a bad connection in the panel or the weatherhead, where the utility line connects into the house. Now this, this is a job for a professional electrician.
Dead Outlets And Lights
Is there noticeable discoloration in your outlet? Is it unable to hold a plug firmly? Do you smell some sort of burning odor from it? Did you notice it sparking? Or does it simply not work? Outlets, like any other material, go through wear and tear. If you have witnessed or experience any of the abovementioned issues, it would be wise to have your outlet fixed and/or replaced as soon as possible.
Faulty Circuit Breaker
Have you been experiencing intermittent loss of power in your home? Or have your electricity been cut off entirely? If you have been suffering through these, you may have a faulty circuit breaker.
According to Wikipedia, “A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by excess current, typically resulting from an overload or short circuit.” Simply put, it protects your appliances from a system overload, preventing serious damage to your home and possible electrocution. Therefore, it is of extreme importance that possible circuit breaker issues be attended to immediately. This is another job for a professional electrician.