Are flickering lights a common occurrence in your household? Perhaps you just chalk it up to the fact that you live in an aging home. But, this shouldn’t be acceptable. In fact, it can be dangerous. Electrical problems can be serious, even if their symptoms—like flickering lights—seem relatively benign. Electrical fires actually account for hundreds of injuries, and even fatalities, each year—and many are preventable.
If you have a single bulb that’s flickering, it’s likely you just need to change that one out. However, if multiple lights are flickering in a room or throughout your home, the cause is an outdated electrical system with either frayed wiring or too much demand on it. Flickering lights aren’t the only sign of electrical trouble though—there are a number of other signs that you need an upgrade to your electrical system, which we’ve covered below.