So, do you think your house is burning because a tank does not work? I know … I know that electricity can be a very scary thing to deal with. Because so many people do not understand how it works or what to look for when things stop working.
I want to be clear here … yes there may be a possibility of a fire if the plug or parts of the electrical system stop working. The likelihood that it will happen is close, but it is real. You see an electric fire usually started due to loose connections. Basically what happens is a connection related to 2 or more wires together will adapt slightly. When this happens, you can shoot and kick. If there is something close enough to catch fire from heat produced, you may expect to be in trouble.
Now there is a likelihood that something like this will be a little bit … but it will happen. Okay, what should you do first if you notice that something has stopped working at your place?
1) Check what is used when you notice the problem … you have a great energy drawing Devices connected to it no longer work. Some examples of this are portable heaters (probably the biggest cause of many problems) hair dryers, toasters, basically something with heating materials.
2) You want to make sure you did not blow security or shoot a breaker. To check this, you will need to find where ever your breaker or security car is located. Usually this is in the basement or storage area. Open the door, if you have a circular glass door, check if there is no black dot in the middle of any of them. If that's the case, it's safe, screw it and replace it with the same size. If you have a breaker, check that all the handles are tight. When I say tight, I mean there is nothing playing at all in the breakers. If you have a breakaway, then this handle will certainly be much looser than others. Turn the breaker all the way and then again. It should click and stay in place. If it is not then you probably have another hidden problem and it is probably best to call a professional. When you screw in the glass, it's the same if you screw it in and it flashes or you see that it's black so you know it's another hidden problem.
3) If you've done the two and all It Okay, you could get GFI. The Witnesses Who Do not Work, Are They Located On? Are they in the bathroom, the kitchen and the basement or outside? If they are then chances are you might be pushing GFI. Look around your home, GFI can bring other wastewater and do not store it. GFI is a plug that has 2 buttons on it. Test and reset button. If you find GFI, press the test button. If it appears then you know that one was placed before. Press the reset button again and it should click and hold the button again. If it's not one of two things, it might be wrong. GFI might be bad, or there is no power on that plug. In both cases, if you do not know the electrical problem then you will want to call a job at this point.
What you've done up to this point will be very important information for your service team. This will save you time and will save you money.
Source by Matthew Shields