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Common Household Electrical Problems


Household electrical problems are not only frustrating and inconvenient, but they are also unsafe. If you’ve noticed high electrical bills, flickering lights, or damaged appliances, this means there is an issue with your home circuit. At Peters Electric, we’ve put together a list of typical home electrical problems to help you identify the issues you may be facing.

Circuit Breakers Tripping

Your home’s circuit breaker is used to protect you and your home. If your circuit breaker trips, that means it is doing its job. High wattage appliances such as a microwave can trip circuit breakers. This most commonly happens when you have other power-consuming items drawing power from the same source.

Take note of what you were using when the breaker tripped and try to limit your electrical usage on a single circuit if higher wattage items are being used. If your circuit breakers continue to trip frequently, contact your trusted Pittsburgh electrician.

Sags or Dips in Power

Much like electrical surges, dips or sags in your power supply can be caused by faulty or substandard devices that connect to your power grid. These devices can draw a lot of power when turned on, creating a sag or dip in your electrical supply.

Electrical Surges

From lightning strikes and down power lines to bad wiring or faulty appliances, there are a variety of things that can cause an electrical surge to occur. A surge typically only lasts a microsecond, but frequent power surges can lead to damage to the electrical components in the home.

Many times, frequent electrical surges are caused by an electrical device that is connected to the wiring or the home grid. Try unplugging power boards or any cheap devices from the outlet to see if it remedies the issue. If not, be sure to contact Peters Electric to resolve the issue.

Professional Electrical Repair Services

If these electrical problems continue to persist, it is crucial to contact Peters Electric as soon as possible to have your electrical issues repaired. Serving as your one-stop show for electrical work in Pittsburgh, Peters Electric is proud to offer high-quality, expert electrical services to our customers. Contact us today to learn more about our services. 

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