Flickering Lights in the House: Common Causes and Fixes

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Flickering lights in the house may seem harmless at first, but they do sometimes signal a more serious problem with home electrics, so it is important to seek assistance from a qualified electrician early on.

Given the potential health and safety risks involved with jobs like rewiring, electrics are a key area of concern for most homeowners. Persistent flickering lights in the house should, therefore, be brought to the attention of an electrician, who will be best placed to determine the root cause of the flickering and complete any necessary repairs safely and effectively.

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Rob Keal is the Content Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating. With a background in content marketing, he began his career back in 2016 as a freelancer, before honing his craft at various digital marketing agencies. Looking to specialise in DIY and homes, he joined the team in February 2022. 

Renovation has been part of his life since he was nine years old, when his parents bought a medieval cottage and completely revived it, introducing him to kitchen remodels, loft conversions, landscape gardening, and much more besides along the way. A bedroom extension and patio refurbishment are among his next planned projects. He is also passionate about interior design and landscape gardening.