Electrical System

  • To help prevent power outages, make sure there are not too many appliances plugged into one circuit.
  • Regularly use self-test button on ground fault circuit interrupters/arc to ensure proper working order.
  • Before working with wires or electrical connections, check them with a voltage tester to be sure they are dead.
  • Use ground fault circuit interrupter outlets where damp conditions exist (basements, bathrooms, outdoors, etc.), as required by the National Electric Code.
  • Leave a warning message that you are working on the circuit at the service panel, and tape the circuit breaker in the off position. With a fuse box, take the fuse out.
  • Plumbing and gas pipes are often used to ground electrical systems. Never touch them while working with electricity.
  • Don't use metal ladders with overhead electricity.

Electrical System Quick Fixes

Problem: No electricity to an outlet.

  • Check circuit breaker box.
  • Try plugging in another item to that outlet.
  • Check all other outlets.
  • Call a qualified professional.