E L E C T R I C I A N S I N S A N F R A N C I S C O
6 MOST COMMON ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS IN HOMES
Electricity is the backbone of a home with many
electrical systems, lighting, and appliances connected
to it. From grounding spices in the kitchen, washing
clothes, Lighting rooms, to charging devices and
smartphone, electricity is needed everywhere. It will be
right to say that homes are a big, giant box of electrical
With this extent of use of electricity, several electrical
problems arise around the home. Sometimes, it is a
broken switch while other time, it is a fused bulb.
Homeowners choose to fix many of the issues on their
own and do not seek the assistance of
Electricians in San Francisco.
While some of these electrical problems can be fixed,
you must hire an experienced and qualified electrician
to take care of common problems.
The following are the top four common electrical
problems in the home.
PROBLEM #1: OVERLOADING OF ELECTRICAL BOARD
Did you plug in your hair dryers in the socket
were four other devices were already
connected You may feel a burning smell soon.
When a socket is overloaded, the wires’
electromagnetic field changes resulting in
The wires will draw heavy current causing the
burning smell. It can even cause a strong
electrical fire. So, if you suspect an overloaded
circuit, you should get a new and appropriate
one installed. If you want to replace a burntout
circuit, even then, you should avoid doing
it on your own.
PROBLEM #2: FLICKERING LIGHTS
Do your lights flicker as soon as you plug in a
heavy device or appliance? For example. When
you plug in iron in the socket, the lights in the
room begin to flicker. It is a common problem in
old homes that have been built for more than
30 years ago.
With the passage of time, the wiring becomes
frayed, or the circuit becomes overloaded. The
Electricians in San Francisco can help you in
repairing or replacing the circuit according to
the guidelines set in California, and there will
be no flickering lights anymore.
ENSURE CERTIFICATION OF WORKERS
What happens if the contractor is certified and
the company is registered, but the employees
working on your premises are not certified?
You are exposing yourself to many potentially
When workers are not certified, they do not
have insurance neither proper work
experience. They may also not have protective
gear or equipment. As a result, it can damage
your property. So, you must make sure that
employees on your premises are certified.
PROBLEM #3: DEAD OUTLETS
Roam around your home and check the connectivity of
all power outlets. Let’s say you have ten power outlets
in your home, at least three or four would be out of
service or death. It means that when you connect a
device to these outlets, they do not supply current.
Dead outlets are not only ineffective and wastage of
electrical point, but they can also cause overloading as
homeowners plug in everything in the nearest working
outlet. Dead outlets can also be fixed by electricians by
finding the fault in the circuit.
Tripping of Circuit Breaker
Do you have a circuit breaker installed in your home?
Tripping of the circuit breaker is a common problem. In
case large current passes from the circuit, the circuit
breaker automatically shuts down the whole circuit.
However, you can fix this problem yourself by switching
it back on. Be careful when you are switching it on and
take precautions such as wearing rubber shoes,
wearing gloves and not touching with wet hands.
If you have felt the electric shock from a circuit or
outlet, you must take it seriously. Contact professional
Electricians in San Francisco to visit and examine the
The electrician will identify the problem and then fix it
accordingly. You must also make sure that all of the
circuits are GFCI installed.
CONTACT: BAY ELECTRIC
ADDRESS:1288 COLUMBUS AVE. #164