What are the Most Common Residential Electrical Issues? 

Jul 14, 2022 | Dayton, Electric Bills, Electrical, Electrical Repairs, Ohio, Outlets, Residential Electric, Tips & Tricks

Believe it or not, many people across the country experience electrical problems and either don’t know about them or ignore them because they assume it is normal. Unfortunately, however, it is not a regular occurrence. Below, our expert electricians at Five Star Dayton Electrical will help enlighten you on some of the most common electrical issues and how to solve them.

Is Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Tripping? 

Are you sporadically losing power or having outages around your home? Then you may be dealing with a tripping circuit breaker. A tripping circuit breaker occurs when too much is overloading a circuit. This can be very dangerous, so your best option is to start troubleshooting by checking when your circuit breaker begins to trip. If your circuit breaker is tripping when you start a device, like your HVAC system, you may need to either unplug some devices or upgrade the circuit breaker in your home. 

Are Plugs Falling Out of Your Wall Outlets? 

Another common electrical problem, especially in older homes, is plugs falling out of wall outlets. Inside outlets, there are contacts that ensure that it holds and stays in the wall when something is plugged in. If your plugs are consistently falling out of outlets, the contacts may be going bad or are already damaged. If these plugs do not get fixed as soon as possible, they can arc and ignite nearby wood or dust, thus causing an electrical fire. The solution to this problem is fairly simple; all you need to do is confirm the issue and buy and replace the faulty outlet. This is a relatively easy task that is also an inexpensive investment. 

Have You Been Experiencing High Electric Bills? 

If you’re experiencing a higher electric bill than usual, it could be a mild case or a dangerous situation. Two things could be occurring that can cause your electric bill to skyrocket. A mild case is an appliance using too much energy, or the worst case is damaged wiring or circuit issues that could even lead to an electrical fire. The best solution is to determine what could’ve caused your high electric bill, from appliances running longer than usual or lights not being turned off around your home. If nothing seems to be different, check with your electrical provider to ensure you were not overcharged. If everything is all good with your electrical company, it may be time to call an electrician for professional help and advice.  

Now that you have some reliable information about correcting common household electrical issues, you can tackle some problems that may be going on around your home. If you’re experiencing a problem that wasn’t listed above, we can still help! Our expert electrician at Five Star Dayton Electrical will help solve your electrical issues at budget-friendly prices! Give us a call today at (844) 397-4664, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!Page Break