Suppose you come home after a long trip to find out that your electrical outlet is refusing to work – no matter how much you try. It can be overwhelming and annoying simultaneously, especially if that electrical outlet turns on your air conditioner or fan. Your first thought must be that you should call an electrician or an expert electrical service or electrical repair team to sort out the issue. However, before you decide to call them, you need to be a little aware of your outlet and why it stopped working.
What is an Electrical Outlet?
An electrical outlet, also known as wall sockets or electrical plugs, is installed in the walls by an electrician or electrical service team to plug in your electrical equipment. Electrical outlets can differ in size, shape, and voltage capacity according to the requirement of what needs to be plugged into the electrical outlet.
Reasons why your Electrical Outlet doesn’t seem to work
Dealing with a problematic electrical outlet can be a nuisance which is why we have mentioned different reasons below on why it won’t work.
Tripped circuit breaker
Most electricians say that a tripped circuit breaker is one of the common causes as to why your electrical outlet might not be working. If your circuit breaker has tripped, then it might have shut off power to the other electrical outlets as well. Check if other outlets are working and if they are not, then it means the problem lies with your circuit breaker. To sort out the problem, call an electrical service or electrical repair for help. Don’t forget to unplug any wires from the sockets before you try to startup your circuit breaker again.
New wiring required
Think to yourself, when was the last time you got an electrical service for the electrical outlet? Many times electrical outlets stop working because the wiring in them is old and worn out. The faulty wiring causes many issues such as buzzing or popping sounds, the smell of burning, and flickering lights. Before the problem worsens, contact a reliable electrical repair service or a trusted electrician for help.
Interrupted or bad connection
It is also possible that your outlet has an interrupted or bad connection which is why it has stopped working. Most electrical outlets are installed using a box, so it’s possible that your box might have an issue which is why the electrical outlet stopped working.
If you still aren’t sure what the exact issue is with your electrical outlet, then we are here to make an accurate diagnosis for you. Reach out to us at Quick Spark for reliable and trusted electrical repair and electrical services. For further details, information, and bookings, you can call us at 1300 8SPARK 24/7. Once you book an appointment with us, our electrician will turn up on your doorstep to handle your problems.