ELECTRICAL DIY Tips & Tricks
When the circuit breaker trips, it cuts off the power to the affected circuit to prevent damage. Locate the main electrical panel to check the breaker.
Over time, outlets and switches can become loose, corroded, or damaged, leading to power outages or electrical fires.
An electrical overload occurs when too many devices are connected to a single circuit, causing it to draw more current than it is designed to handle.
Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, are electrical safety devices designed to protect against electrical shocks caused by ground faults.
Voltage sags and spikes refer to temporary drops or increases in the electrical voltage supplied to your home.
While some items on our list are an easy DIY task for homeowners, working with electricity requires a fair amount of situational awareness. When in doubt, call a Sparky!