Flickering lights on a Christmas tree are pretty but the rest of your lights should not blink. If you have flickering lights, don’t panic. There are many things that can cause this problem, and it’s usually not a big deal. However, it could be a sign of more serious electrical problems that need to be addressed immediately.
3 Common Electrical Problems That Can Cause Flickering Lights
1) Make sure the bulbs are screwed in tightly.
If you are experiencing flickering lights, the first thing you should do is check the bulbs. Some people don’t realize that bulbs can become loose from daily activities such as bumping into a table with a lamp on it. If this happens, it can create a small circuit that causes your lights to flicker.
To check your bulbs for looseness, simply unscrew each lightbulb and screw it back in. Next turn on your switch. If it stops flickering, it is likely that someone had bumped into or moved around furniture near where it was located; therefore causing it to work intermittently until fixed.
2) Look for loose connections.
It’s possible that the problem is a loose connection. This can happen with both the wires themselves and the electrical outlet.
If you find that your lights are flickering, check to make sure that all of your cords and wires are plugged in properly. If any of them aren’t connected well enough, there may be some kind of sparking or buzzing sound coming from them when they get jostled around. This could lead to a fire hazard if not addressed immediately!
You may want to purchase new surge protectors so that this doesn’t happen again.
If your lights are flickering and you don’t notice any sparks or buzzing, it’s possible that the problem could be a loose connection somewhere in your home or building. You may want to call an electrician if this is the case.
3) Check the panel and panels breakers.
If the lights were flickering before, but have stopped now, it’s possible that a breaker tripped. Check the circuit breakers to see if the power has been restored. If it hasn’t, check your electrical panel and make sure all of its breakers are in the on position. If you don’t know how to do this, call an electrician for help.
If you still don’t have power after checking everything above, try resetting your breaker box: hold down each switch until it clicks off—usually about 30 seconds—and then turn them back on again immediately.
If you’re still having trouble with your electricity after resetting the breaker box (you’ll know this is working if there’s an audible click), contact us at 702-276-9711 so we can send out an electrician as soon as possible!
Flickering Lights Can Be Signs of a Serious Electrical Problem
If your lights are flickering, don’t ignore it! This can be a sign of a serious electrical problem and it’s important to have it checked out as soon as possible.
As you probably know, flickering lights can be a fire hazard if left alone for too long. Even if the flickering isn’t severe enough to start an electric fire, it still means that there is an issue with your wiring somewhere in your home or business. If left unchecked for too long, these problems could cause irreparable damage to your home or business and potentially put lives at risk.
If you see any signs of flickering lights at all—whether they’re caused by dimming or simply flickering on and off—the best thing you can do is call your favorite electrician immediately and have them take care of the problem before things get worse!