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# Common Electrical Problems in Homes

Some frequent electrical issues homeowners encounter include:

– Overloaded circuits with too many appliances/devices plugged into one outlet.

– Loose or broken switches and outlets that need tightening or replacement.

– Frayed appliance/extension cords in need of disposal and safety upgrade.

– Tripped circuit breakers due to wiring defects, overuse or equipment failure.

– Malfunctioning GFCI outlets not protecting outdoors/bathrooms properly.

– Broken or damaged light fixtures, exposed/damaged wiring posing shock risks.

– Basement/outdoor receptacle boxes corroded over time from moisture/elements.

– Starter or running capacitor motor problems in AC/refrigeration units.

Addressing these safety hazards reduces risks of electrical fires and equipment damage.

DIY Lighting Repairs: When to Call an Electrician

Introduction When it comes to lighting repairs, many homeowners prefer the DIY route to save money and time. While some lighting issues can be fixed without professional help, it’s important to know when you should call an electrician. In this article, we will guide you through common lighting problems, provide step-by-step instructions for simple repairs, and highlight the warning signs …

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