Dead electrical outlets are a common issue that every home experiences. It is important to know how to troubleshoot faulty outlets in your home by yourself. By checking your outlet beforehand, you will be able to know whether or not you can fix it by yourself or if you need an electrician to fix it. If you troubleshoot and find out that the cause is more complicated than what you can handle, contacting Rush Electrical Service will be necessary. Fixing a complex electrical problem by yourself can lead to even more problems rather than fix your problem.
Here are some tips on troubleshooting faulty electrical outlets:
Check the Circuit Breaker
A tripped circuit breaker is one cause of faulty outlets. A blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker will be an easy fix for you. You can easily replace your fuse with a new one. If you have a modern circuit panel, you can just reset the circuit breakers and turn them on to solve the problem.
Check Each of the Outlets to See if They Function
If you suspect any faulty electrical outlets in your home, then you need to inspect each of them for signs of fault. For example, a bad outlet can become discolored or scorched because of short-circuiting. If several outlets show indications of wear and tear, then replacing them as soon as possible can help you avoid any further complications which can cause major problems.
Check the Faulty Outlets With Different Devices
It can be difficult to identify whether the outlet is broken rather than the device you plugged in. A simple solution is to use different devices to check your outlets to avoid incorrect results.
Call Rush Electrical Service
The best course of action if you suspect faulty outlets and new outlet installation is to call certified electricians like Rush Electrical Service. Rush provides various electrical services including outlet repairs and installations. Repairing electrical outlets shouldn’t be underestimated and you should rely on a licensed professional to handle it for you. Contact our electricians today.