Home Electrical Repair Services

Electrical problems in your home can be inconvenient or downright dangerous. At Clear Electrical Solutions, we enjoy the challenge of diagnosing your electrical problems and are experienced at making all kinds of electrical repairs.

The following information gives you an idea of what might be going on if you’re experiencing issues like flickering lights or tripped breakers. But there’s no substitute for an assessment by a certified electrician who will find out exactly what’s going on and give you straightforward, honest advice on the electrical repair services you need.

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Flickering Lights in Your House

Flickering lights in your house can be a sign that you have a loose wire or a failing device. This is a potentially dangerous situation, so it’s important to have your electrician find out where the wire or failing device is and fix it. If your lights flicker when you’re running an appliance, such as the dishwasher or microwave, it may be mis-wired, or it may be time to upgrade the electrical panel—one of the more costly residential electrical repairs.

If you have flickering LED lights, the problem may be a loose wire or that your wiring was done incorrectly. It could also be an issue with incompatible dimmer switches, a defect in the bulb, or the electronic board inside. Inexpensive or uncertified devices may have these problems.

Circuit Breakers

Tripped Power (Circuit Breaker)

If your power goes off in one area of the house or if a number of outlets in a space aren’t working, you’ve either got a circuit breaker that has tripped, or a malfunction of a device at the start of the circuit. All electrical circuits are protected by circuit breakers or, in older homes, by fuses. Something as easy to do as using too many appliances for the circuit to handle can cause a tripped breaker. Sometimes old devices simply wear out and fail. The average life expectancy for most electrical devices is about 20 years.

If your breaker keeps tripping, you might have a short circuit. There are a number of potential causes for a short circuit. A master, or certified, electrician can troubleshoot the issue and conduct the required electrical repairs.

GFCI electrical outlet

GFCI Keeps Tripping

There are several reasons your GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) keeps tripping. One of the reasons is a ground fault, when the live wire comes into contact with the ground wire or grounded area of the appliance. Any current leakage and the GFCI will trip. The function of a GFCI is to detect current flow on the ground wire and trip before the current potentially travels to you!

Another reason is circuit overload. Circuit overload is often the result of loose wires but can also be caused by faulty appliances. Improper wiring, moisture in the receptacle box, or a malfunctioning GFCI outlet can also cause the GFCI to keep tripping.

Light switch

Switch, Receptacle, or Light Fixture Not Working

The best-case scenario is that it’s simply a failed device that can quickly be replaced with a new one. A more serious cause could be an illegal wire splice in walls or the attic, or a hidden splice box in the wall. This is sometimes done in an attempt to save money.

A bad splice can cause issues anywhere in your home and can be extremely difficult to find, even for an electrician. We will do whatever it takes to determine the cause of the problem and find the right solution for you.

AFCI tripping

AFCI Keeps Tripping or Not Working

The purpose of an AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) is to prevent arcs and potentially cause a fire in your home. Your AFCI plug or breaker may trip if the wiring was incorrectly installed.

Electrical wire repair

Wire Repair

Wire repair is another common residential electrical repair service. If you’re renovating your home, you might accidentally cut an electrical wire, which can present a fire hazard or cause problems in the future if it’s not fixed.

Usually, wire repair is done by splicing or repairing the wire—a job that should be undertaken by a professional electrician. Your electrician will identify the wire, assess the damage, and advise you on the best course of action.

We’re Experts in All Electrical Repairs

These are some of the most common electrical repair services that we handle for our customers, but we’re happy to help you with anything electrical. If you have any questions or want to discuss your electrical issues, contact us today.