Electrical Outlet Repair in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Winter Park & Neighboring Regions
If your electrical outlet isn’t working, it is frustrating and also tends to indicate a bigger problem. While you may be able to troubleshoot an outlet on your own, electrical outlet repair should be completed by a professional at Brandon Electric to ensure you stay safe and prevent damage to your home or business.
Why Is My Electrical Outlet Not Working?
If you have an electrical outlet that isn’t working, one of these common causes may be to blame:
- Tripped Circuit Breaker: It can be common for a single circuit breaker to trip, which causes the outlet to stop working. If you have reset the breakers that have shut down, it could be a problem with overloading the circuit. Our electricians can fix any issues when it comes to an overloaded outlet and perform circuit breaker repair. A circuit breaker repair or replacement can help ensure that your system is properly built to handle your business’ or home’s unique electrical load.
- Tripped GFCI Outlet: Many modern building codes say outlets, especially near sinks, need to have a ground fault circuit interrupter or be protected by one. These outlets shut down when they overheat or detect a short, instead of causing the breaker to turn off. If an outlet in the kitchen or bathroom stops working, reset the GFCI outlets in that room.
- Faulty Outlets: An electric outlet can go bad for any number of reasons. The contacts can become loose, or the entire unit could simply need to be replaced. This is a problem that tends to occur in older homes and should be corrected by a professional electrician from Brandon Electric. Electrical work can be dangerous. If you don’t properly install a new outlet, it can cause a fire and/or risk personal injury.
- Burned-Out Outlets: Sometimes, outlets just burn out and need to be replaced. A brief flare-up can cause the outlet to stop working. If an outlet shows any sign of blackening or begins to spark, it shouldn’t be used. Even if it’s working, these signs indicate it’s time for electrical outlet repair.
Before trying to fix an electrical outlet or other electrical system issue yourself, turn to Brandon Electric for electrical outlet repair, electrical installation services, general maintenance and more. If you have a home or business in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Winter Park or the neighboring regions, contact us today!