Proper lighting is extremely important to your home for many reasons. It allows you to see properly as you walk around your home or complete various tasks at night and provides ambiance to create a more comfortable, relaxing environment. Just like any other important element in your home, your lighting may not function properly 100% of the time, so it’s important to recognize the signs that indicate you need lighting repair.
Here are a few common signs to be on the watch for:
- Flickering Lights- Flickering lights can make your house feel eerie, but that’s not the reason they should concern you. There may be loose electrical connections, like a light switch that has lost contact with the fixture. This is a problem because loose connections could lead to overheating or an electrical fire, so it’s important to address it by calling for light repair.
- Frequent Burnouts- Even if you have regular incandescent bulbs instead of LEDs, your lights should last a good while (around 1,000 hours). If you find that you have to replace your light bulbs often, there is probably an underlying issue, such as loose wiring or frequent power surges. Lighting repair will save you money because you will no longer be forced to replace your light bulbs shortly after installing them.
- Sparking Switches- If you see or feel a spark when you turn on a light switch, don’t ignore it. There may be faulty wiring or worn-out contacts. But to make sure, you should call for lighting repair. A licensed electrician will be able to identify the issue and resolve it.
Recognizing signs of electrical issues is an important part of owning or renting a home. Knowing when it’s time to schedule lighting repairs can save you money and keep you and your family safe. If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs, contact Lamm Electric to schedule a visit from one of our experienced technicians.