3 Electrical Troubleshooting Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Many electrical issues are complex and dangerous to fix, but there are some you might be able to diagnose on your own.
When it comes to electrical work, safety should always be your chief concern. When in doubt, leave it to the professionals. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with electric components and issues. Beyond risking your health, you could also make a problem worse if you attempt to fix it without the necessary background and expertise. However, there are some household issues you might be able to identify — and maybe even troubleshoot — on your own.
Check Electric Panel Breaker for Nonfunctional Outlets
The first thing you should check in the event of an outlet not working is the circuit breaker. If you see that one of the circuits has tripped, try resetting it. If this doesn’t correct the issue, make sure there aren’t any signs of wear and tear or burn marks around the outlet. If there are, you’ll need to get it replaced as there may be a fire risk involved.
Dealing with Circuits That Trip Due to Certain Appliances
Some electronics and appliances are much more demanding than others when it comes to the energy they need. If you have too many high-wattage components on the same circuit, they can overload it and cause a trip. A simple resolution for this issue is moving appliances to circuits that don't have as much of a demand on them.
If your lights are continually flickering, it could be an indicator of a bad connection. This issue isn't the type to vanish on its own, so it's important that you address it before it can worsen. An electrician will be necessary, as you'll have to locate and identify the poor connection to resolve it.
At Certified Electric, Inc. we understand how important it is for you to get your system working correctly as soon as possible. Our team of experts has experience with identifying dangers and correcting them so your family stays safe, with electrical power they can rely on. For more information, get in touch with us today!