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You Should Know What Causes Flickering Lights!

Updated: May 3


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Flickering lights need electrician

As an experienced electrical contractor Cascade Electric has seen it all when it comes to the electrical systems in homes. One of the most common issues reported by homeowners is flickering lights. While it may seem like a minor annoyance, flickering lights can actually be a sign of a more serious electrical problem. The good news is in the hands of a qualified electrician the problem can be corrected regardless of it's source. Let's take a look at the most common culprits...

  1. Poor Connection

One of the most common reasons for flickering lights is a poor connection somewhere in the electrical system. This could be due to loose wiring, a faulty switch, or a problem with the fixture itself. When there is a poor connection, the electrical current may not flow smoothly, causing the lights to flicker. If you notice flickering lights in your home, it's important to have a qualified electrician, like the ones at Cascade Electric, inspect your electrical system to identify and fix any poor connections.

  1. Overloaded Circuit

Another common cause of flickering lights is an overloaded circuit. When too many electrical devices are plugged into a single circuit, it can cause the circuit to become overloaded, leading to flickering lights and even tripped circuit breakers. To avoid this issue, make sure to spread out your electrical devices across multiple circuits and avoid plugging too many devices into a single outlet.

  1. Voltage Fluctuations

Voltage fluctuations can also cause lights to flicker. This can occur when there are changes in the electrical load in your home, such as when large appliances turn on or off. Voltage fluctuations can also be caused by problems with the electrical grid or your home's wiring. If you suspect voltage fluctuations are causing your lights to flicker, contact Cascade Electric to have your electrical system inspected.

  1. Faulty Light Bulbs

Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the correct one. Flickering lights could simply be due to a faulty light bulb. If you notice flickering lights in your home, try replacing the bulbs to see if that resolves the issue. If the problem persists, it's likely due to another issue with your electrical system.

  1. Old Wiring

If your home has old or outdated wiring, it could be causing your lights to flicker. Over time, wiring can become worn or damaged, leading to poor connections and flickering lights. If your home is older and you're experiencing flickering lights, it may be time to have your wiring inspected and upgraded by a professional electrician.

As you can see, flickering lights in your home can be caused by a variety of issues. If you're experiencing this, it's important to have your electrical system inspected by a qualified electrician to identify and address the underlying cause. Cascade Electric is here to help with all of your electrical needs, so don't hesitate to contact us if you're experiencing flickering lights or any other electrical issues in your home.


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