Flickering Lights: A Minor Issue or a Major Problem?
If you have lights in your house that flicker from time to time for no apparent cause, you might assume it’s not a huge problem. However, depending on the cause of the flickering, it may be a major issue. The flashing, in reality, is only a sign of a larger issue. We at Sonner Electric can assist you in determining the source of the problem.
When only one light flickers, what does it mean?
If the lights in your home appear to be functioning OK, but one light in particular flickers, the most likely cause is a problem with the bulb itself. Turn off the electricity to that light, then remove and reinsert the bulb. It’s possible that the bulb wasn’t screwed in all the way or correctly. It’s possible that the lightbulb has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced.
If you’ve fitted and changed the bulb correctly but still experience flickering, it’s possible that the problem is with the wiring. It might be a problem with the light, switch, or outlet, all of which would require rewiring. This is not something you should do on your own; for assistance, call Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126.
When lights flicker when they are turned on and then fully illuminate
This is usual if you’re working with a fluorescent bulb, tube, or CFL. After turning them on, it may take a few moments for them to achieve their maximum brightness. If the flickering continues when the bulb is not fully illuminated, consider removing the light bulb and reinstalling it, as well as connecting the lamp into a different outlet. If the situation persists, Sonner Electric should be contacted.
What does it mean when lights continue to flicker?
Finally, think about what it means to have lights that flicker and keep flickering. This may occur during a severe storm, but if it occurs throughout your home at any other time, you may have a serious problem. This is frequently the first indicator that your electrical system’s voltage is fluctuating. Damage to your wiring and anything you have connected into a socket in your home might result.
For assistance, contact your local electrician
If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned issues, we highly advise you to contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126. We can talk about the electrical problems you’re having in your home or business. We can come take a look, troubleshoot, and provide you viable remedies to the flickering’s root cause. Give us a call right now and we’ll get started straight away.