What Causes Flickering Lights?

29 Jun

Do you have annoying flickering lights in your home that you can’t seem to fix? What causes flickering lights in the house? While flickering lights may seem like a simple nuisance to a homeowner, the presence of such a faulty light could be a sign of a more serious underlying electrical service problem.

Flickering Lights and House Fires

Believe it or not, the main cause of house fires is loose wiring, and often times loose wiring presents itself as flickering lights. Because of this, Attaboy Electrical technicians take the presence of flickering lights very seriously. An Attaboy electrician will not only try to fix the immediate problem of the flickering light, but will inspect the home thoroughly to ensure that there is no presence of loose wiring anywhere else in the home.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, house fires still occur in over 1 million American homes each year. These fires result in billions of dollars’ worth of damage and thousands of people injured or killed. The devastating toll of house fires serves as a reminder for us to be extra cautious when inspecting a home with the presence of flickering lights and potential electrical safety hazards.

Flickering Lights and Voltage Fluctuation

If you find your lights tend to flicker longer than the use of the appliance, your home may be fluctuating power too much. Electricity typically flows into homes at around 120 volts with some fluctuation, anything above that range is a sign of a voltage fluctuation. Not only is it unsafe for your home, it’s unfriendly to your wallet having so much electricity running in your home inefficiently. Getting your voltage checked by an electrician is always a good idea in this case.

What Should I Do?

If you are currently experiencing flickering lights in your home, and you have safely determined that the flickering is not due to a loose light bulb, please give Attaboy Electricians of Littleton a call right away. We will have an electrical technician over to your house as soon as possible. We have the right team of dedicated master electricians available upon request. So the next time you see flickering lights in your home, take it seriously and have a professional inspect your electrical work. At Attaboy Electric, our primary concern is the safety of you and your family. Call us today!

Attaboy Electrician Services Littleton serves the Denver metro area with superior quality and reliable residential electrician services. Our certified technicians and Master Electricians provide professional, affordable service and electrical repairs. Attaboy Electrician Services does home rewiring, electrical installations including breaker panels, electrical panel repairs, lighting installation services, and appliance installations. Call us today at (303) 288-2269 to schedule an appointment!