Electrical Problems

Kitchen Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Posted on: November 22nd, 2011 by Glen 4 Comments

 

One of the most common electrical problem repair calls goes something like this: "I have a short in my kitchen wiring and the breaker keeps tripping off". Most of the time is just an overload circuit due to various heating and cooking appliance in use at the same time. Of course a short in kitchen outlet wiring or one of the appliances may be the real problem.

Most homes have two or more 20 amp outlet circuits installed in the kitchen and dining areas. Electric grills, toasters, coffee makers and electric fryers are all high amperage appliances drawing over 1500 watts or 12 amps each. It is not safe to use more than one of these appliances... Read More →

Smoke Alarm Problems

Posted on: November 22nd, 2011 by Glen No Comments

 

How to fix random, nuisance false smoke/fire alarm/detector problems, and other common electrical problems with residential smoke alarms & fire detectors.... Read More →

Recessed Can Lights Blinking Off and On

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Glen 4 Comments

 

Today, one of the most commonly used lights in many rooms such as the living room, kitchen, dinning room and bathroom are recessed can lighting. This type of fixture is either non . What IC or in contact means is that the light fixture is rated to be installed in and around the insulation in your ceiling, attic or walls. The most common reason for your recessed light or recessed can light to be blinking on and off is that they have an internal heat sensor built in them that have preset limits for its usage.... Read More →

Garage or Outdoor Outlets not Working

Posted on: November 20th, 2011 by Glen 2 Comments

 

Why did the bathroom, basement, outside and garage outlet stop working? A single GFCI breaker or GFI outlet in your bathroom, garage or basement may be the reason that all of your bathroom, garage and outside outlet plugs quit working. One GFI outlet can control or protect outlets around the house.

Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, have saved thousands of lives over the years. Typical found where electrical products and people might come in contact with water, a GFCI is a special type of electrical outlet designed to cut off power before an electrical shock can occur. GFCIs should be tested every month to ensure they are... Read More →