As technology related with electricity advanced, there are now LED lights or green electricity generated by solar energy. However, many of the problems associated with electricity still exist in many households. Electrical problems should be handled by professionals in the industry in order to avoid fatal injuries or deaths. However, there are still a few minor electrical problems that a homeowner can troubleshoot before asking a specialist’s advice.
Here are a few common electrical problems that a homeowner should be able to resolve before calling an electrician for help.
PROBLEM: Outlet Not Working
Solution: Make sure you go to other outlets and see if they are working. If they are not working, then there is a large possibility that power in the entire house is out. It could also be circuit breaker problem. Go to the electrical panel and check to see if any switches are in the off position. Turn it back on and if nothing happens, consult an electrician like Morrill Electric.
PROBLEM: Circuit Breaker Keeps Shutting Off
Solution: If that is the problem, the circuit breaker might be overloaded, short circuit, or ground circuit. When it is overloaded, it is most likely it shuts off to prevent it from overheating that will cause a fire. To resolve that, unplug any appliance that is plugged in and reduce the electrical load.
PROBLEM: Flickering Lights
Solution: This is a common problem that many people assume it’s difficult to fix while in reality, it could be a simple fix. When the lights are flickering, the light bulb could easy be just not screwed on tightly, causing it to flicker. Another problem is using wrong wattage light bulb and that is much more dangerous and it might catch on fire because of overheating. So, make sure you are using the correct wattage light bulbs.
Contact an Amesbury Electrician today
Call Morrill Electric now for any lighting or wiring problems that persist in your home or business. We have over 30 years of experience serving the Amesbury area and the North Shore.