When the “test” button is pressed on your GFCI receptacle, it is turned off. The “reset” button will turn it back on and restore power. Just press the “red” or just have the word “reset” button to reset the outlet and bring back power.
Electrical outlet doesn’t work: First, check the circuit breaker. If no breakers are tripped and the outage is confined to one outlet, the outlet may have burned out. If an outlet shows any sign of blackening around the outlet plugs, do not use it. Even if one plug is working, you should replace the entire outlet immediately to avoid the possibility of starting an electrical fire.
Electrical outlets spark: While it can be scary when you see a spark fly from an outlet, sometimes it’s normal. For example, when power is suddenly diverted to an appliance, a quick draw on the available power will occur, causing a brief spark. Once the electrons are flowing freely, a spark should have no reason to form. This is normal, and it’s comparable to static electricity.
If too much heat builds up in an outlet, however, it can actually melt the insulation that surrounds the wires. As the wires become exposed, the chance for an electrical fire increases. When a connection is made, the electrons can leap to the wrong area and cause a serious spark. This is known as a short circuit and can actually cause an electrical fire.
Exposure to water can also cause an outlet to spark and short out. Installation of a special outlet known as a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) will shut down the circuit if it comes into contact with moisture. GFCI outlets are installed where water is close, such as in bathrooms, kitchens, etc. Contact A. Fuller Electric, Inc. for prices and rates to install or repair these outlet outages.
Need to upgrade your electrical panel box or replacement? Call the electrician you can trust to get the work done right!
Your breaker box needs a checkup, especially if it’s more than 25 years old but don’t stop at the breaker box, take a good look at the entire electrical system. Here are the signs to look for to see if you might need a new electrical panel:
Owning a home has many benefits. Unfortunately, one of the disadvantages is that things break. Sometimes, you have no clue why something isn’t working. Diagnosing the problem is only half the battle. When it comes to electrical issues, most homeowners have little idea what exactly the problem is, much less how to fix it.
If you’ve had trouble with electricity or appliances working properly, this post will shed some light on if you need to upgrade your electrical panel, how to determine your panel’s capacity and why hiring an electrician is probably the best way to go.
Before we discuss how and why your electrical panel might not be working, let’s talk about the breaker panel itself. An electrical panel is a central point that connects the wires from outside to the wires inside your home and how your electric service provider provides electricity to your home. It’s often also called the main breaker box or fuse box. This is where you go when you need to flip the breakers off and on to get the power back on when you’ve tripped the breaker. It is usually located in the garage, on your home’s exterior or in a utility room, but can be anywhere in your home.
Most of the time, you don’t think much about your breaker panel. However, like other equipment in your home, electrical panels sometimes need to replaced or upgraded. There are a variety of reasons for this.
Circuit breaker panels typically last 25 to 40 years. There are other questions to ask when determining if you need to upgrade or replace your electrical panel, such as:
If your home still relies on an old-fashioned panel with fuses, which is common in homes built prior to 1960, then you probably want to upgrade to an electrical panel with circuit breakers. Fuses burn out and need to be replaced and circuit breakers just need to be reset with a flip of the switch.
If your home is more than 20 or 30 years old, you may need an upgrade. Older homes typically have panels that top out at 60 or 100 amps. Newer homes usually have 200-amp panels which fit our lifestyles. Today’s electricity needs are greater than before with high-definition televisions, computers, smart refrigerators and other appliances.
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We maintain and install neighborhood lighting and fountains for multiple management companies. This includes ornamental street lighting, monument lighting, tree lighting, and or any water features.
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A. Fuller Electric provides professional, high-quality electrical work to the Fort Bend County and surrounding area. We perform expert services for Commercial, Residential, and Industrial. We specialize in developments; fountains; duct banks; street and area lighting, lift stations and troubleshooting. We also provide a variety of underground work, including trenching, excavating, and directional or pneumatic boring.
Some light switches in a home get used dozens of times a day, and their state can tell you a lot about the health of the overall electrical system. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and address them immediately.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar for any of the lighting control points in your home have the electrical system inspected by a qualified electrician as soon as possible:
Cracked, broken or missing cover plates should be replaced immediately to prevent accidental contact with wiring. There are numerous ways to update your light switches and make them safer. Upgraded features also can be used to achieve different effects. Dimmers set lighting at desired levels and can extend the life of light bulbs. Timers provide added security and improve safety. Motion sensors enhance security, add convenience and can save energy. Remote controls and smart panel offer flexibility and control over your lighting, sometimes remotely via smartphone.
If you want to switch up your lighting controls or improve their safety, contact a qualified electrician.
Courtesy from Jackson Electric Cooperative