We are here to help the Hickory, NC area with dead power outlets and any other electrical problems you might be encountering.
In our electronic-driven world, a dead power outlet can be a huge inconvenience. Thankfully, there are a lot of things you can check for before you have to call us in, but if there are sparks coming from the outlet or if it is discolored or warm, call us here at Beagle Electric right away. These are signs of a fire or electrical hazard, and this is a dangerous situation that should be left up to the pros.
When you notice you have a dead power outlet, here are a few things to try. First, check to see if the appliance you are trying to plug in is functional. If you plug it into other outlets and it still doesn’t work, then you know you have a problem with your appliance and not your outlet. Once you’ve established that your appliance is working, you can check other outlets in the same circuit to determine if you have a problem with just one outlet or the whole circuit.
If the whole circuit has dead power outlets, you can try tripping the circuit breaker to “off” then “on” again to reset the breaker. Often circuit breakers will get tripped if they have been overloaded by too much usage on the same circuit. You can try removing some of the appliances being used on the circuit and see if that solves the problem. If it continues to trip, then you’ll need to call our pros to evaluate the situation.
Another simple fix is to hit the “reset” button if your outlet has one. These are often found in kitchens and bathrooms. Sometimes these get tripped by being overloaded, and simply resetting it and reducing the load on the circuit should solve the problem. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to call our professionals.
Like just about everything else in your home, power outlets wear out over time. If you notice your appliance doesn’t plug in snuggly into the outlet, you know it’s time for a replacement. This simple maintenance can prevent bigger problems before they occur.
At Beagle Electric, we are here to help the Hickory, NC area with dead power outlets and any other electrical problems you might be encountering. Remember, electrical problems are dangerous and need to be dealt with safely, so if you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t try to do it yourself. Let us help you instead!