PROBLEM : Any recessed light fixture installed too close to insulation can become a fire hazard.
SOLUTION Install fixtures rated for insulation contact (IC) or secure insulation to prevent “spring back”
PROBLEM : New fixtures can overload an older wiring system and cause a fire if improperly installed.
SOLUTION: A splice box and a minimum of 3 ft of new wiring should connect a new ceiling fan or light fixture to a circuit wired before 1987.
PROBLEM : What can I do when power is out to the receptacle?
SOLUTION: Before you call, check the electric panel for a tripped breaker. Check the GFCI protection: Many of the receptacles located in your home and specifically located in the bathrooms and kitchen are protected by a special GFCI, ground fault circuit interruption, system. Usually you can tell the GFCI receptacles because they have the “trip” […]
PROBLEM : What do I do if the light won’t come on?
SOLUTION: Check the switch: Believe it or not, many times we get out to the home and find that switch you forgot you had. It was on the other side of the room and was turned off.
PROBLEM : What do I do if the breaker won’t reset?
SOLUTION : Most tripped breakers are sitting in the middle position, but they may also still be in the ON or OFF position. If the breaker is in the middle position or in the OFF position, it’s tripped or OFF and the breaker must be pushed completely to the OFF position before pushing back to […]