1. What is a short circuit?
A short circuit is when electricity flows through an unintended path instead of following the intended circuit. These issues should always be taken seriously.
2. What is a GFCI outlet?
GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. It’s a safety device that cuts off the flow of power in the event electricity goes where it shouldn’t. You need GFCI protection in any damp area including bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, garages, crawl spaces etc.
3. Why do my circuit breakers trip?
Breakers trip for several reasons. Common ones being they are overloaded, they are overheating, or they are old and worn out or faulty.
4. Can I DIY electrical projects?
Yes, however electrical projects big or small need to be taken seriously. It is always recommended that you hire a trusted licensed professional to handle whatever project you have at hand.
5. Who can work on electrical projects?
Only licensed electricians working under a licensed and insured electrical contractor can be hired to do electrical work. Hiring an unlicensed individual can lead to serious and expensive consequences, however if you own and occupy a residence you can legally do your own electrical work with the required permits and inspections.