Signs Your Post-Holiday Home May Need an Electrician

Has the holiday season left your wondering if you might need to call an electrician? Many Canadian homes experience a surge in electrical usage during the holidays, resulting in shorted circuits, blown boxes, and general electrical issues. Here are a few signs your home might need a check-up from your Abbotsford electrician:

Your Outlets Aren’t Working Anymore

An occasional blown circuit can cause an outlet to temporarily stop working. This is especially common after the electrical demands of the holidays. Try cutting the power to your outlet at the circuit breaker, then turning it back on. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you may need to contact an electrician.

Flickering Lights

At Halloween, flickering lights might be festive. The rest of the holiday season and beyond, they’re just annoying – and potentially dangerous. Flickering or dim lights can indicate an overloaded circuit, which can cause further damage to your electrical system. Talk to an electrician about lessening the burden on your circuit or upgrading your system to accommodate the increased demand.

A Circuit Breaker on the Blink

If you’re experiencing frequent problems with a tripped or blown circuit breaker box, it may be time to talk to an electrician. Occasional issues are common when the demand on your system is high, but if you continue to experience problems with your breaker box you may need a system upgrade or to have your wiring revisited.

Any time you deal with electrical issues out of the ordinary, it’s a good idea to contact an electrician. A professional can not only evaluate your situation and determine the problem, but they can also offer solutions and address the issue. Having a thorough check-up of your home’s electrical system after the holidays is always a good idea to start the year off knowing you’ll be warm, dry, and safe in the coming months.

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