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Electrical Troubleshooting

My Electrical Outlet Is Buzzing – What’s Going On?

If your electrical outlet is buzzing it could indicate that a connection has come loose or you have a bad outlet. The buzzing sound itself is actually the alternating current you are hearing. It’s usually a sign you need an outlet repair or replacement. If your electrical outlet is making a popping or crackling sound, …

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How do you know when your outlets are behaving badly?

Electrical outlets are not meant to “break”. In fact if you have one or more electrical outlets not working in your home, they could become an electrical hazard. Delaying the inspection and replacement of electrical outlets, using them incorrectly, or ignoring the problem can and does lead to unintended and horrendous consequences. Electrical outlets can …

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Electrical Problem

There, I Fixed It! Simple Ways To Troubleshoot Common Electrical Problems

Sometimes troubleshooting is easy and extremely obvious – like a switch that was forgotten about or the darn light bulb was just burnt out. You may even discover that a GFCI receptacle or breaker was tripped. There have been times when the tripped GFCI Plug was behind a pile of boxes in the garage and …

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GFCI Testing

No Power? Test Your GFCIs BEFORE you call an Electrician.

Since the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) have saved thousands of lives and have helped cut the number of home electrocutions in half. GFCIs are electrical safety devices that trip electrical circuits when they detect ground faults or leakage currents. A person who becomes part of a path for leakage current will be severely …

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Tripped Breaker problem

Steps To Identify Breaker Problems

There is nothing more frustrating then a tripped breaker, especially when it keeps happening. I think it is important to say that electrical circuit failures are best identified and repaired by a professional licensed electrical contractor who can identify the problem quickly and safely restore electricity for your home. These problems can sometimes be easily …

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