Categories for Electrical Issues

Possible Causes of a Blown Fuse in Your Home

September 15, 2022

If you have ever had a fuse blow in your home, it probably left you wondering what occurred. Blown fuses can activate circuit breakers which will cause you to lose power in a designated area in your home. It is important that you determine what caused your blown fuse so you can get the power back on immediately. If you are unsure of what caused your blown fuse, several common triggers can possibly help you identify your issue. Causes of Blown Fuses Before diving into some potential causes of blown fuses, you should know that sometimes a residential electrician is... View Article

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

March 1, 2022

The electrical system of any home can be a complex part. While electrical systems are designed to last, most people will incur some issues along the way when owning a home. A common issue that people could experience at home is if the lights in their homes are flickering. When troubleshooting flickering lights, there are various causes that should be considered. Light Bulb Is Loose One of the most common reasons your lights are flickering at home is that the light bulb is too loose. Your light bulbs should be screwed in securely to your light fixtures. If they are... View Article

What Are the Causes of Circuit Breaker Overheating?

February 14, 2022

Your home’s circuit breakers in its electrical panel are a safety feature designed to reduce your home’s risk of electrical fires. Any electricity that gets used in your home flows through these breakers, each of which carefully monitors operating temperature of the circuit and electrical system. If the temperature gets too high, the breaker shuts off. If you feel your circuit breakers and sense a little warmth, this is completely normal; however, there’s a difference between warm and hot, and a breaker should never feel hot. If the breaker is still getting hot despite being wired and connected correctly, the... View Article

Why Isn’t My Outlet Working?

February 1, 2022

An outlet that has suddenly stopped working is not only annoying, but it can also be concerning. When electrical systems malfunction in any way in your home, it can be dangerous. You will want to figure out why you have a dead electrical outlet as quickly as possible. Here are a few suggestions as to why your outlet isn’t working. Circuit Breaker Has Been Tripped This is the most common reason why an outlet suddenly stops working. The circuit breaker is the system that controls the flow of electricity to each room. A breaker can trip when there is too much... View Article

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Trip Repeatedly?

January 15, 2022

Your home’s electrical system is a very important as it ensures you have access to reliable power. While your electrical system can be in good condition, there is always a chance that your circuit brake could trip, which could result in a temporary power outage in your home. While it is not normally a big deal to reset your circuit breaker, it can be a sign of a larger problem that should be addressed. There are various reasons why your circuit breaker may trip repeatedly.  Overloaded Circuit The most common reason a circuit breaker may trip is that it is overloaded. While modern electrical boxes are equipped to handle... View Article

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