If Your Lights Are Flickering
You May Have Problems...Call a Local Electrician
If your lights are flickering, call the electrician. You could be experiencing arcing somewhere in your electrical system. Arcing occurs when wire connections are close but not touching. The electrical current will jump from one wire to the next and create heat. This could create a minor problem or it may be a very serious problem. The seriousness of the problem will depend on how wide the gap between the wires is and how much current is jumping across. This problem can give off sparks creating a fire hazard. Arcing can occur without tripping the conventional circuit breaker and can result in a fire.
If you notice a single light flicker it could be a lose bulb. However, if you have several lights flickering, you may have a problem. Call a licensed electrician as soon as possible to come out and check for problems.
A licensed electrician has been trained to trouble shoot the problem and make an accurate diagnoses of the problem. A licensed electrician will then give you a proposal detailing the repairs that are needed and an estimate of cost. As a local licensed electrical contractor, your safety is always our first concern. Don't trust your family's safety to a handy man that has not had the training and experience.