It is almost impossible to go about your day without electricity. However, in life, there are constant problems arising, often when you least expect them. When it comes to electricity, if you don't have these problems taken care of in a timely manner, you may find that your appliances and electronics are at risk of becoming damaged or that an electrical fire may ignite. Keep reading to learn about a few electrical issues that may arise at your home that require repairs as soon as possible from a professional.
Constantly Tripping Circuit Breaker
The circuit breakers are responsible for monitoring the flow of the circuits through various parts of the house. The problem comes into play when there is an excess of power being pulled from the same circuit, which is generally caused by too many appliances or electronics that require a large amount of power being plugged into outlets that are wired to the same exact circuit. When the circuit gets close to being overloaded, it will "trip" or cut off so that it doesn't overload completely. If you notice that the circuit breaker is tripping frequently, then it is actually performing its job correctly. Of course, at the same exact time, it means that you either need to reduce some of your power usage on that particular circuit, minimize power settings on the appliances and electronics on that breaker, or upgrade the breaker.
An electrical surge can occur from a number of things, such as damaged electrical lines, lightning strikes, and defective electrical wiring. A rush of electricity may only last a second or two, but they can cause some significant damage to any electronics that are plugged in. In some cases, these plugged-in electronics may even be destroyed. This is done from the surge of electricity overheating or eroding the electrical components. In some instances, a fire may ignite. If you have been dealing with electrical surges frequently at your home, there is a good chance that they are due to a faulty home appliance or the residential power grid.
Frequently Burning Out Bulbs
If you find yourself changing out the light bulbs frequently throughout your house because they are burning out so often, you may want to try switching to a light bulb that is of higher quality and lower wattage. However, if you continue to have problems, then the issue may lie within the light fixture itself or faulty circuit breaker wiring that would require a diagnosis from a professional.
If you are having any of the aforementioned issues, get in touch with an electrical repair professional.