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Top Home Electrical Issues

Homeowners rely on their electrical systems to provide power to their properties including lights, appliances and air conditioners. However, sometimes things can go wrong with these finely tuned systems. Not only are power outages annoying, they can also be dangerous to your family members – putting them at risk of electrocution. Sparc Electrical have written this blog to uncover the top electrical issues that our electricians see in homes on Brisbane’s north side. And if you need a Master Electrician you can trust, please contact us on 0404 213 806 or email


#1: Overloaded Circuits

Circuits can get overloaded when there are too many devices plugged into the one circuit. This causes the circuit breaker to trip and power to be cut instantly. This can be prevented by spreading out your appliances on different circuits. This usually solves the issue but if your circuit breakers continue to trip, it might be a good idea to speak to your local north side electrician about upgrading your home’s electrical system. Sparc Electrical will be able to quickly diagnose issues and efficiently solve the problem by measuring the system’s electrical load. We may then suggest an upgrade or replacement of your circuit breaker.

#2: Faulty Wiring

Faulty wiring is extremely dangerous as it can pose a risk of electrocution. Besides this, it may also result in your lights flickering or even electrical fires. Signs of an electrical system with faulty wiring include burning smells and discoloured power points. If you notice any of these things, it is imperative to fix these issues straight away. We recommend making a booking with Sparc Electrical’s professional Master electricians to inspect your wiring as soon as possible. We’ll then be able to assess the situation and repair any damaged wiring.

#3: Power Surges

Surges in electrical power have the potential to damage expensive appliances and electronics. Even worse, uncontrolled power surges could start a fire. Power surges occur when the level of electrical current increase quickly. This could be as a result of a fault with the power grid or even a lightening strike. Sparc Electrical can help you protect your home and family with our surge protector installation service on power outlets.

#4: Malfunctioning Switches and Outlets

Problems with malfunctioning switches and power points are annoying and also a safety risk. Signs to look out for include outlets not working or being hot to touch. If any of these symptoms are present, it’s important to have them looked at by the team of professional north side electricians at Sparc Electrical asap.

#5: Circuit Breaker Continually Tripping

Circuit breakers protect you when there’s a problem with your home electrical system. However,if they are tripping frequently, this could indicate a major problem with your electrics. The Master electricians at Sparc Electrical are able to give your system the once over to identify the root causes. We’ll then be able to repair your home electrical system to prevent a similar occurrence in future. We’re also available 24/7 for emergency callouts.

#6: Lights Continually Flickering

If you have flickering lights, there are many possible causes. Some of these reasons include faulty wiring, overloaded circuits or even loose connections. In the first instance you notice flickering lights, replace the lightbulb and see if that fixes the issue. If the problem still remains, give the leading electricians on the northside a call.

#7: Out-dated Electrical Systems

With the greater demand placed on our electrical systems by all our modern appliances, your home may not be up to scratch, especially if your house was built more than 30 years ago. These older systems can pose safety risks and their capacity may not be large enough for upgraded devices and appliances. If your home was built more than 3 decades ago, please get in touch with Sparc Electrical to undertake a review of your electrical system and see if it needs an upgrade.

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Contact Sparc Electrical Today

Problems with your home electrical system cause annoyance and are a risk to you and your family. Armed with the knowledge of the most common issues above, you’ll be able to protect your property and your loved ones. If any of the problems above are present at your property or you are worried about the state of your home’s electrical systems, please get in touch with Sparc Electrical. We are the northside’s leading electrical contractors with a team of highly qualified electricians ready to go around the clock and our rates are affordable. Please call our friendly team on 0404 213 806 or email now!