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Troubleshooting Tips For No Power In Only One Room

by Beverly Barnes

If you don't have power in only one room of your home, it could be due to a few different problems. These troubleshooting tips help you determine the problem so you can get it fixed as soon as possible.

Find the Right Fuse

The first thing you need to do when figuring out why you have no power in one room is finding the right fuse. If your fuses are not currently labelled, you will need to do that first. Have one person go inside your home and turn on lights in every room of your home. You will then go to the fuse box and turn off one fuse at a time. The person inside the home will shout when lights go off in one of the rooms to let you know which one, and you label that fuse with the room it goes to. With them labelled, you can find the fuses that work for the room with no power.

When you are working with the electrical panel, make sure you are not standing on water. If you are, put down a platform first and stand on that.

Look for a Blown Fuse

Typically, when a fuse has blown, it will have a cloudy appearance in the window at the top of that fuse. If the fuse looks cloudy for the room with no power, it probably just needs to be replaced. If you don't have a replacement fuse, you will need to go get one. When you do, get some replacements for all your fuses. You should have a few of each so that they can easily be replaced in the future.

Replace the Fuse

It is very easy to replace a blown fuse. You just need to unscrew the blown fuse from the electrical panel and screw in the new one. Make sure when you put in a new fuse that it matches exactly, including the amperage and the type of fuse. You should never put in a fuse that has a higher amperage than the one previously. This is a major fire hazard. If you put in the fuse and it blows again, then you need to contact an electrician.

If these simple steps don't help to find the reason you don't have power in one of the rooms in your home, it is time to call an electrician like PRO-FX Services Inc. They can perform more troubleshooting steps and complete any necessary repairs.