Electrical Troubleshooting | Bates Electric

Electrical Troubleshooting

Electrical problems can happen instantly, and in many cases, it’s important to immediately figure out what the problem is. Electrical troubleshooting can help prevent many injuries and damages from occurring. Here are important electrical troubleshooting tips you can use to help identify what’s going on with your malfunctioning electrical devices.

Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out

Often when light bulbs keep burning out in an individual electrical appliance, it’s because they don’t have the correct wattage amount. It’s important to check the bulb’s wattage to ensure that it meets the machine’s requirements.

Also, if you put too high a wattage in an appliance, it can end up overheating. This will not only burn the bulb out but can melt the socket it’s in. This can end up leading to electrical fires and shocks.

Power Surges are Occurring

If you don’t have enough outlets in your living space or office, it can result in you having to overuse the outlets that you do have. This can end up leading to power surges. If you find that you often need to use extension cords because there aren’t many outlets available, this could also be what is causing power surges to occur.

The Outlet Isn’t Working

If you plug a device into an outlet and it doesn’t automatically power on, that’s probably a sign that the circuit breaker is defective. You can usually fix this by flipping the correct breaker in your breaker box. However, if this doesn’t work, there’s more than likely an internal wiring problem.

The Plugs Keep Falling Out of the Outlet

Plugs that fall out of the outlet can be a hazard. If they’re slightly still in the outlet while a device is running, it could end up causing an electrical shock if you touch it. Also, because it might not be securely in the outlet, it could end up causing some of the power flow to not work correctly which could start an electrical fire.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, be sure to seek the services of an electrician immediately. They can help fix any electrical problems you might have to ensure that your electric is working safely.

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