Have you ever gone to plug something in and nothing happened? Your phone charger gets plugged in but your phone doesn’t start charging. This is a clear-cut sign that your electrical outlet isn’t working as it should. If you notice one of your outlets isn’t working when you flip a switch or plug something in, you may be able to do some troubleshooting to see if you can get your electrical outlets back in working order. Whether you need advice or help fixing an electrical outlet, Mr. Electric of Dallas is here to help!
Here at Mr. Electric of Dallas, we offer a wide variety of electrical services to make sure your home is working as it should. When it comes to troubleshooting non-working electrical outlets, you always want to put your safety first. You want to take your time troubleshooting to see what’s wrong, and if you can’t figure it out, give Mr. Electric of Dallas a call today!
Tips for Troubleshooting an Electrical Outlet
Before you start troubleshooting, we want to give you some safety tips. Do not overload your electrical outlets with things, don’t place any items that are too large for your outlets, make sure all outlet plates are secure, and keep all wiring safely tucked away. Now, let’s get into troubleshooting…
When troubleshooting for electrical outlet issues, always make sure the outlet is the problem by plugging in different devices into the outlet. Check to see if there are any other outlets that aren’t working. Before you get started, you want to make sure you know exactly what isn’t working and in what rooms.
First, start by trying the reset buttons on your outlets if you have them.
Sometimes outlets trip and these are easy fixes. If this doesn’t fix your problem, head to the breaker box.
Your breaker box should be labeled for which switch connects to which room. Look to see if any of your circuit breakers are ‘off’ and switch them back on. Any blown fuses are located in your electrical panel. You will easily be able to identify if any of your fuses are blown, if not, move onto the next step.
If the breaker continues to trip on that one area, this is a sign that the problem is much more intense. If you tried the reset button on the outlet, you checked out the breaker box, and you tried resetting your fuses, it’s time to call in the big guns.
If you tried all the solutions for troubleshooting non-working outlets, it’s time to give Mr. Electric of Dallas a call! We offer a wide variety of electrical services that include working on broken outlets. No matter what your electrical outlet is, we can fix it! Our experienced electricians take the time to determine why your outlet isn’t working and what it’s going to take to make it work. We will put in the proper solutions to make sure your outlet works for years to come!