Many might have already experienced this scenario: your fridge is plugged in, but the light in it is out. You have to repair it or else the meat, fish, and milk inside will spoil. The first thing that comes to your mind is to jump on the phone and call the electrician.
However, before deciding to contact an electrician and his services, there are a few things that you have to check out.
1. Look for the fuse box.
When some appliances like a TV, for example, is not working even if it’s plugged in, try it in a different part of your house. Once the appliance works in that part of the house, then there is a big possibility that you’ve blown the fuse.
2. Check if the appliance is plugged in.
Another thing that you have to check so to avoid being embarrassed later is if the appliance is plugged in. There is a possibility that the plug was unwittingly pulled out by a member of the family. It seems an obvious thing, however, many fail to check it before calling a pro, wasting both of your time!
3. Inspect the socket.
You’ve already checked the fuse and you’ve also verified if the appliance is plugged in. Now, if the appliance still doesn’t work, then it may help to check your socket. Find out if you see burn marks or if the socket has melted, indicating a faulty wiring. If this is the case, then it is advisable that you switch off the fuse in that particular part of your house. Note that this one is extremely risky, so the best thing to do is to call an electrician right away.
These are some important things that you need to call before calling a company near your place. Keep in mind, though, that if you are not sure about the problem, then it is prudent to call a Salt Lake City contractor.