Power outages can take place no matter how established the infrastructure for electricity is in Colorado. Our electrical infrastructure is never going to be resilient enough if nature decides to take its course and bring natural disasters such as storms, lightning, ice, etc.
In most cases, high power demand will result in a shortage of electric supply and can also lead to rotational power outages. Sometimes, a simple electrical issue at home can escalate, automatically signaling the circuit breaker to cut off its power supply, thus a sudden power outage. Sadly, regardless of the cause of the outage, there is no such thing as a convenient time in losing electricity. Hence, it pays to always be ready.
Unless Arvada’s local power distributor prompts you ahead of its scheduled power service interruption, you can never be certain that they’re responsible for the outage that you’re experiencing. That said, you can always assess the situation in advance; read this guide below:
DIAGNOSING A POWER OUTAGE
As mentioned above, there are a number of potential reasons why you may face a power outage. It could be infrastructure related, i.e. a thunderstorm has struck and hit a nearby post or transformer, or it could be an issue within your home’s electrical system. As for the latter, an outage can definitely occur by having device failures and loose connectors which ultimately lead to a short circuit or a circuit overload.
That said, whenever you experience a power interruption, the first part of your diagnosis should be to check your neighboring areas and see whether or not they are experiencing the same. If they are, then you may stop doubting your electrical system as the culprit and just wait for their emergency team to respond to your area to do the necessary repair.
Now, if you feel like your home is solely affected, the first thing you should do is to check your main breaker for any signs of tripping. If it is tripped, immediately switch it back on and see if the power restores. If it looks like the outage is only on selected sockets, you can run a test using a tester. However, this can expose you to electrical hazards such as being shocked or starting a fire-related incident. That is why experts have always advised homeowners to never deal with any electrical-related problems on their own. If you are caught in the same situation, find an electrician nearby instead. A reliable electrical service company in Arvada like ElectriCall can dispatch a licensed electrician who’s equipped with the right knowledge, skills, and tools to carry out proper diagnosis and the necessary repair your electrical system will need.
We are the electricians you can trust in case of an emergency!
Here at ElectriCall, your safety is our topmost priority. Our service line is ready to take your emergency electrical service call. No matter where you are in and around Arvada, Colorado, our certified electricians will take your situation with urgency and will carefully evaluate your electrical situation in the most professional way. All at a reasonable rate. Give us a call! You’ll be thankful you did.