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Why Are My Lights Flickering?

September 28, 2023 | Blog

When you notice your lights are flickering, try not to get the creeps! If you’ve watched many horror movies, you may see flashing lights as a sign of something ominous coming. Luckily, lights that flicker can be caused by different electrical problems, some of which are easily solvable.

Flickering lights can become an annoyance in your home life after an extended period. Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical has the solutions you need to get your electricity under control. If you’re struggling to keep your lights from flickering, there are plenty of reasons that could be causing it.

What Causes Flickering Lights?

Flickering can occur from a variety of electrical issues. With the help of a professional electrician, you can stop your lights from flashing at random. Some of the most common causes of this problem include:

Voltage Fluctuations

Voltage fluctuations can occur that may cause your lights to blink randomly. This can happen when the electrical demand is high, which causes electrical distribution issues within the power grid. While this problem can be annoying, it will generally solve itself.

Constant voltage fluctuations can also result from longer-standing electrical issues due to the lack of support for multiple appliances. Ensuring you have a suitable voltage to accommodate your electrical demand will prevent this from happening.

Loose or Corroded Connections

Flickering lights can be caused by the smallest of things. With thousands of different electrical connections in your house, a faulty one can be hard to find. Loose connections occur when wires or components are not securely fastened. Corrosion emerges when metal is affected by moisture in your home. Both scenarios will cause flickering lights and power interruptions that can affect your day.

Loose or corroded connections aren’t uncommon, especially in older structures or areas with certain environmental conditions. They compromise the efficiency of your electrical system, leading to increased energy consumption and fire hazards. Addressing these concerns is best with an expert technician by your side.

Overloaded Circuits

In the intricate tapestry that is your electrical system, overloaded circuits can create a huge knot. An overloaded circuit occurs when the demand for electricity surpasses the circuit’s designated capacity, which results in flickering or even complete power shutdown. Overloaded circuits can also lead to other electrical issues, such as the melting of wires and even electrical fires.

Loose Light Bulbs

Loose light bulbs are a common cause of flickering inside your home. When the bulbs are loose in their socket, they provide an inconsistent power source. To fix this issue, turn off your lights and twist the fixture to tighten it. If the problem persists after correcting the problem, the flashing likely has a different cause.

Benefits Of Professional Electrical Services

When you work with a team of professionals to solve your lighting issues, you can feel confident that the job will get done safely and efficiently! That’s because electricians have the necessary knowledge to identify the cause of problems as well as experience in providing a solution.

Depending on the cause of your flickering lights, there may be serious issues at play. In these cases, it’s best to let a professional assess the situation and perform any repairs to your electrical system. At Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we’d be more than happy to help with this! Our team is dedicated to serving our Biloxi community, so you can count on us to restore the quality of your lighting.

Call Today For Electrical Repair To Get The Ball Rollin’!

When faced with electrical issues that demand professional attention, entrusting your repair needs to Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical is the best choice. Whether you’re experiencing flickering lights, overloaded circuits or other electrical disruptions, you can count on our team to help! Contact us to schedule a stellar repair service today!

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