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Common Circuit Breaker Issues

March 2, 2023
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As most homeowners know, no home appliances or systems stay functional forever without some maintenance, and your home’s electrical system is no different. Over time you may notice warning signs that some electrical components need repairing or replacing. Here are a few common reasons why you need electrical services in Garland, TX.

Electrical Surges

If you experience frequent electrical surges, it can be caused by anything from bad or failing electrical wiring, faulty fixtures or appliances, lightning strikes, or damage to the power lines. You should also pay attention to when these flickers occur, as that could be an indication of the cause. If the lights only flicker when it’s windy, the reason could be frayed wiring, which may also cause short outages.

Dips in Power

Like electrical surges, sags and dips in electrical supply are often attributed to devices connected to your power grid that are faulty or made with substandard materials, and draw a lot of power when they are turned on.

Circuit Breaker Troubles

High wattage items like microwaves and hairdryers can trip the circuit breaker. A circuit breaker is designed to protect you and your home, so when it does trip, that’s a sign it’s doing its job. When that is the case, you’ll need to add a circuit or upgrade your electrical to accommodate the higher wattage.

Uneven Lighting

If some lights around the house seem excessively bright, but others are dim, there’s likely a band primary neutral connection that will need to be fixed by a professional.

High Electric Bill

If your electric bill is steadily increasing and you don’t understand why, an electrician can assess the energy efficiency of your home and make needed repairs, including replacing damaged wiring and circuits.

If you’re experiencing any of the typical troubles listed above, you should contact an electrician. The Richardson Ready Electric crew will help diagnose the problem with your home’s electrical issues and correct them to ensure your family’s safety.