Home Electrical Power Outage Most Common Causes
When a neighborhood is experiencing a power outage the likely culprit is bad weather, a blown transformer or a car accident. But if you seem to be the only house or business on the street with no electricity you are likely facing an outage related to your electrical system. In this case, you’ll need to call an experienced 24/7 electrician to perform a diagnostic exam and make the necessary repairs. While inconvenient, an unexpected home electrical power outage is also dangerous and should be evaluated and fixed right away. EP Electric LLC outlines the 4 most common issues that can cause an unexpected electrical power failure.
4 Reasons for Power Outage Due to Electrical System Issues
Overloaded Circuit: If too many devices or appliances are plugged in and operating at the same time it can cause an overloaded circuit. This is usually apparent when one room or area of your home or business loses power suddenly. Switching the circuit back to “on” and limiting the amount of power in that outlet should resolve the issue. However, if you experience frequent tripping an electrician should be called for an inspection.
Damaged Electrical Panels: Besides persistent tripping, signs of a bad circuit breaker include visible damage & rust, burning smell, hot to the touch and the age of the device. While they are built to last about 30 years in a favorable environment and regular maintenance, they can fizzle out earlier.
Wiring Damage: Although the wires that send electricity throughout your home are very resistant against wildlife animal and rodent bites, if they are persistent eventually the pests can break through the casing. Exposed, damaged wiring can cause power outages and electrical fires if not addressed right away.
Faulty Outlets: A partial outage may be a sign that rather than an electrical issue it is your outlets that are glitching. Check to see if your GFCI outlets have tripped; resetting them should restore power to those appliances. If you notice burn marks or smell electrical burning that is a sign your outlets need to be replaced.
Hire an Emergency Electrician for Outage Diagnostic & Repair
Inexperienced homeowners should never try to evaluate or repair electrical systems under any circumstances. Eliminate your risk of electrocution, electrical fires or serious hazards by hiring a professional emergency electrician for power restoration services. For more information or to schedule a home electrical safety inspection, call EP Electric LLC at 215-433-5004 today!