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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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Flickering lights are a staple when it comes to horror movies, but they shouldn't be a regular occurrence in your home. There are multiple reasons why your lights flicker or go out completely, and our experts have solutions to keep you and your family out of the dark. 

Problem: Lights Flickering in One Area of the House
Solution: Many homeowners notice a light bulb or multiple lights in one area of the house flicker from time to time. This is often caused by a bad bulb or a faulty connection, which can usually be fixed by handy homeowners. However, if multiple lights in an area are flickering, the problem may be at the circuit level, which calls for an appointment with an electrician.

Problem: Lights Flickering Throughout the House
Solution: If lights are flickering throughout your home, you may have loose service conductors. This can be a fire hazard, so it's important to contact an electrician to diagnose and fix your problem. Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths and $1.3 billion in property damage, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International.

Problem: Lights Only Flicker When Large Appliance in Use
Solution: Sometimes our clients report their lights flickering when large appliances, such as the air conditioner, turns on. This is caused by an appliance using a surge of power when first turned on, which can overload a home's main electrical service. The experts at David Gray can ensure that the appliance connections are installed correctly, and if the problem persists, can install a soft start kit to minimize or eliminate the flickering lights.

For more information about how David Gray Electrical Services can help you and your family, please visit our website at DavidGrayOnline.com or call (904) 724-7211.

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