Electrical services can seem like a do-it-yourself project. However, electrical work should always be done with extreme caution, and many jobs, like lighting services, should be done by a qualified professional.
Replacing Light Switches
One of the most common problems in households is hot or wobbly light switches. While this may seem like a job for an amateur, it can be one of the most dangerous repairs. Light switches can become hot when too much current is being pushed through them or when they are not fastened correctly. Wobbly or hot light switches can cause electrocution if not handled properly and should be dealt with in a timely manner by a professional to prevent a possible fire.
If you notice some lights in the house are too bright while others are too dim, you may have a bad main neutral connection. First, check that all your lightbulbs are the same wattage. If they are and the problem persists, call for electrical service repairs immediately.
A common occurrence in homes older than 15 years is flickering lights. No, there aren’t any ghosts – but you may have an insulation, wiring or wattage problem. The source of the flickering can be tricky to identify, so make sure you call a professional before you go looking on your own.
High-wattage appliances, such as microwaves, can trip circuit breakers when plugged in with other appliances. When the breaker trips, it’s actually doing its job – keeping you and your family save from shocks and other electrical issues. If this happens often, consider contacting an electrician to get it fixed.
The San Antonio electricians at Champion Electric provide free estimates and offer secure, dependable and efficient electrical services to keep you and your family safe. Call Champion Electric today to get your free consultation!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.