What to Do if Lights Flicker in Your Home for Seemingly No Reason
If you have lights in your home that seem to flicker every once in a while for no reason, you may think it’s no big deal. However, depending on why they are flickering, it could be a very big deal indeed. The fact is that the flickering is just a symptom of a problem. At Sonner Electric we can help you determine what the underlying problem is.
What it Means When Just One Light Flickers
If the lights throughout your home seem generally fine, but you have one particular light that flickers, then the most likely issue is that there is something wrong with the bulb itself. Turn off power to that light and then unscrew the bulb and then reinstall it. It may be that the bulb was simply not screwed in all the way or properly. It may be that the lightbulb is near its end and needs to be replaced.
If you have correctly installed the bulb and replaced the bulb, and you are still dealing with flickering, then the issue may be one of wiring. It could be an issue with the lamp, the switch, or the outlet, any of which may need to be rewired. This is not something you should handle on your own – contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 for help.
When it Means When Lights Flicker When Turned on and Then Fully Illuminate
If you are dealing with a fluorescent bulb, tube, or CFL, then this is normal. It may take a moment for them to reach their full brightness after being turned on. However, if there is flickering that continues while the bulb does not fully illuminate, then trying taking the light bulb out and reinstalling it and plugging the lamp into a different outlet. If the problem continues then it is time to contact Sonner Electric.
What it Means When Lights Flicker Continuously
Finally, let us consider what it means when you have lights that flicker and continue to flicker. This may happen during a bad storm but if it happens throughout your home at any other time, then there could be a big problem. This is often the first sign that the voltage to your electrical system is fluctuating. The eventual consequences of this can be damage to your wiring and to everything you have plugged into a socket in your home.
Call Your Local Electrician for Help
If you are dealing with any of the above then we strongly recommend you contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126. We can discuss the residential or commercial electrical issues you are having. We can come take a look, troubleshoot, and provide you with available solutions to the core cause of the flickering. Call now and let us get started right away.