3 Easy Electrical Repairs You Can Do on Your Own

When to call an electrician

Although it’s always a good idea to have a professional come in and take care of whatever residential electrical repairs you need taken care of, there are some, smaller, simpler electrical problems that you can deal with yourself.

If you’re willing to get your hands dirty to save some money, here a few easy electric repairs you can take care of on your own.

An Electrical Outlet Is Busted. – One of the most common electrical repairs you may find yourself having to make is fixing a busted electrical outlet. The first thing you’re going to want to do is check the circuit breaker to see if anything’s been tripped. If there isn’t, and the outage is limited to just the single outlet in question, then it might have burned out. In that case, you’re going to want to replace the whole thing. Before you do, don’t use it, even if one of the plugs is working, as it might start an electrical fire.

Appliances Keep Tripping the Circuit Breaker. – If you like to run a bunch of high-wattage items at the same time, and the circuit breaker keeps tripping, there may not be any real electrical repairs to be done. Really, the issue is with your arrangement. Just move your appliances around so that they’re more spread out, or have an electrician install a separate circuit.

Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out. – If you find yourself having to replace a particular light bulb again and again and again, then chances are there isn’t an issue with the actual socket, but the lightbulbs you’re putting in there. There’s a good chance that you’re using too high of a wattage than the light fixture can handle. Check the fixture to make sure that you’re using the correct wattage of bulbs.

These are just a few of the easiest, simplest electrical wiring repairs that you can make on your own. If you have any questions about these electrical repairs, feel free to share in the comments.

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