Common Electrical Issues to Watch Out For

Common Electrical Issues to Watch Out For

Often, we do not really mind our bulbs flickering or when you need to replace them a little earlier than you expected. Unfortunately, these minor events can be signs of more serious issues in your home circuit.

However, as your trusted provider of electrical services in New Orleans, Louisiana, we understand that it may not be too easy to spot these issues, especially when you are used to them happening. To help you, we’ve listed them down below:

  • Electrical surges
    While electrical surges can be caused by both natural and man-made factors, as in lightning strikes and faulty electrical installation, frequent surges can mean problems with your outlet or the device connected to your home grid.
  • High electric bill
    If you notice your electric bill skyrocketing suddenly with more or less the same consumption and with no new devices bought, it is worth looking at your wiring, circuits, or devices for damage.
  • Circuit overload
    Is your circuit breaker tripping frequently now? It may be wise to check your power boards. Often, connecting your devices in one lone circuit or worse, daisy-chaining them, can cause your circuit to overload and in turn, for your circuit breaker to trip.
  • Lights that are too bright or too dim
    Do you use the same types of lights with the same wattage but find your home to have bright or dim areas anyway? Differing lights are usually caused by a bad main neutral connection.

Did you tick any of the above? Do not think twice about getting them checked. We have been providing general contracting in Louisiana at GalCan Electric & General Contracting, LLC for years, addressing anything from installation and repairs, to house remodeling, among others. Give us a call today!

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