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TIPS FOR THE HOMEOWNER: SIMPLE ELECTRICAL FIXES YOU CAN DO YOURSELF BEFORE CALLING AN ELECTRICIAN

Disclaimer: The following tips are provided for informational purposes only. Always prioritize safety and consult a licensed electrician if you are unsure or uncomfortable with performing any electrical work. Some electrical tasks may require permits or need to be completed by a licensed professional according to local regulations.

Save money and time by addressing these common electrical issues on your own before calling in a professional. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for homeowners:

RESET A TRIPPED CIRCUIT BREAKER

Locate your breaker panel, find the tripped breaker (usually between "on" and "off"), and simply switch it off and then back on.

REPLACE A BLOWN FUSE

Turn off the main power, identify the blown fuse, and replace it with a new one of the same amperage.

REPLACE A LIGHT SWITCH

Turn off the power to the switch at the circuit breaker, unscrew the switch plate, disconnect the wires, connect the wires to the new switch, and screw the switch plate back on.

REPLACE AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET

Turn off the power to the outlet at the circuit breaker, unscrew the outlet cover, disconnect the wires, connect the wires to the new outlet, and screw the outlet cover back on.

FIX A LOOSE OUTLET

Turn off the power, remove the outlet cover, add outlet spacers if needed, and tighten the screws to secure the outlet.

INSTALL A DIMMER SWITCH

Turn off the power, remove the existing switch, connect the wires to the dimmer switch as per the instructions, and secure the dimmer switch in place.

CHANGE A LIGHT FIXTURE

Turn off the power, remove the old fixture, disconnect the wires, connect the wires of the new fixture, and secure the new fixture in place.

TEST IF AN OUTLET IS WORKING

Use a multimeter or a voltage tester to check for voltage at the outlet.

FIX A FLICKERING LIGHT

Tighten the bulb, check the fixture for loose connections, or replace the bulb with a new one.

FIX A HUMMING OR BUZZING LIGHT FIXTURE

Tighten any loose parts, replace the bulb, or check for loose wiring connections.

Important Safety Note: While these tasks may seem simple, it is crucial to always turn off the power at the breaker panel before starting any electrical work, use proper tools, and follow safety guidelines. If unsure or uncomfortable with performing any electrical work, it is always best to consult or hire a licensed electrician.
Remember: Your safety is the top priority. When in doubt, call Twisted S Electric 405-931-0408.

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