It’s happened to everyone. You’re home, you’re enjoying a movie, or maybe relaxing on the couch and reading a good book by lamplight, when suddenly the lights flicker. Or buzz a little. Or even go out entirely.
What do you do?
Step 1 on any list of home electrical tips is always to check the bulb, assuming that was the only thing that went out. If it wasn’t the only thing to go out, then step 1.1 sends you to the breaker box to see if anything has been tripped. Assuming nothing has been, you may actually have a genuine electrical problem on your hands.
Beyond these simple fixes, and presuming you don’t have a degree in electrical engineering, step 2 is always to find an electrician. A professional, licensed electrician not only knows how to fix whatever’s wrong, but they know ho Continue reading “When to Call an Electrician”