Occasionally, power outages occur due to bad weather or when many people are using the power simultaneously.
However, when you find you’re the only one not having electricity among all your neighbors, you’ll raise your eyebrows.
The probable answer to this might be your circuit breaker has tripped. Circuit breaker problems are pretty standard; you might even be able to handle the issue independently.
However, you first have to establish it’s a circuit breaker problem.
So, what you do:
- Check the circuit box; the switches should be in an ON position except for the one that has tripped; it will be in an OFF position.
- Turn off all appliances, then go ahead and turn the tripped switch on. This should be able to fix the issue, and the appliances should be working.
What if it doesn’t fix the problem?
At this point, you may be dealing with other electrical problems, maybe an overloaded circuit.
Try removing some appliances from the overloaded circuit and see if the situation at the circuit breaker changes.
The age of the circuit breaker may also be a contributing factor, meaning you may need to call a professional for a circuit breaker replacement.
Sometimes the problem may be more than just the circuit breaker tripping.
If you notice low buzzing sounds from your outlets, a burnt smell, or perhaps the outlets are becoming warmer to touch, it may be time to call in electrical services.
These professionals can help determine the issue and help you with the necessary electrical repairs, wiring repairs, outlet additions and repairs, and more.
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Whether it’s an electrical panel upgrade or repairs, you can rely on our professionals at True Power Electric.
We love what we do, and it shows in all our completed projects, so don’t hesitate to make that call.