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Are you having problems with your home’s electrical system with the power supply? If you’ve suddenly lost power to parts of your home, the lights seem dimmer or appliances just don’t seem to be working right, you can count on the experts at Precise Building Services. 

Power outages across your DC area neighborhood may occur occasionally. Still, if your home doesn’t have power while your neighbors do, it’s usually a sign of a specific problem for your home. Similarly, if parts of your house have power while others rooms do not, it needs to be checked out by a licensed electrician.

Our team’s unique expertise has helped us troubleshoot and fix hundreds of site-specific power outage problems. Give the Precise Building Services team a call today!

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What Can Cause Power Outages In Your Home?

You are probably familiar with the many ways that your house may unexpectedly lose power. From severe storms to fallen trees affecting power lines, to blackouts or brownouts due to high power demand in the area, several problems can cause your neighborhood to lose power.

But what if the problem seems isolated to your house? Why is only your home losing power?

Here are a few steps to take if it seems like your house is the only one experiencing problems:

  • First, make sure that it’s only your home. Check with the utility company to find out where the power is out.
  • Check the electrical panel in your home. If the main breaker is tripped, turn the switch back on and see if that restores power. If it does restore power, but the main switch trips again, it’s time to call an electrician.
  • If power outages only seem to affect certain rooms or outlets, check the electrical panel’s fuses or breakers to see if they have been tripped. As with the main switch, flip them on and see if the problem resolves itself.
  • If that doesn’t solve the problem, check any GFCI outlets to see if they are tripped. Press the test and reset buttons on the outlet and see if that fixes the problem. As with the main switch and other breakers, if the GFCI outlet keeps tripping, it could indicate a more serious issue, and you should contact an electrician.
  • At all times, stay alert for any signs of danger in your home, like a burning smell or any wires being exposed to water. In these cases, you need to contact an electrician immediately.
Why are my lights dimming and brightening?

You might be dealing with a more serious issue if the lighting in your home alternates between bright and dim. Your circuit breaker may have a loose or corroded neutral wire. Your lights are receiving too much voltage when they get brighter, and not enough voltage when they get dim. Your electrical devices could end up getting too much or too little power and suffer damage if this issue worsens. Fires and other safety risks are primarily caused by loose or problematic connections. Get in touch with an electrician as soon as you can.

Why do my neighbors have power but I don't?

There are several reasons why this may be the case. For instance, you might be on a different transformer or distribution line than your neighbors. Additionally, before your power is restored, it might be necessary to fix any damage to your service line. Finally, before power is restored, it might be necessary to fix any damage to your home's electrical wiring.

What to do when your house loses power?

To find out if a breaker tripped, check your main electrical panel. Fuses prevent circuits from overheating, which could start a fire or harm equipment. Try to determine what brought about the issue. Before turning the circuit breaker back on, disconnect everything from that circuit. You should hire an electrician if you frequently trip the same circuit breaker.

If none of your circuit breakers have tripped, the issue is probably more widespread. Look outside and see if there are streetlights on. Ask your neighbors if they are having any issues. If there are widespread issues you should contact your utility company to report the outage.

When To Call An Electrician For A Power Outage

It’s always important to keep one tip in mind when diagnosing a power outage problem: troubleshooting your home’s electrical system can be dangerous, especially when you are unfamiliar with the system. Whenever in doubt, it’s safer to call in an electrician.

Precise Building Services’ electricians have decades of experience in fixing electrical problems and are licensed and CBE-certified. If you are experiencing power outage problems that don’t seem to be due to the utility company, give our expert team a call. We stand ready to provide recommendations to keep you and your family safe, and we offer emergency service as well.

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