Frequently Asked Questions

Q: A light fixture in my house is flickering, what should I do?

A: A flickering light could be the symptom of several problems. This should be checked. It could be a loose connection in the circuit. It could also be a problem outside your house especially if all the lights in the house seem to be flickering. In any case like this it’s best to not use the lights and call a licensed electrician to check it out.

Q: Why are some outlets/lights working in a room and some are not?

A: There are many things that can cause this to happen. Possible causes of this are the outlets/lights that work are on a separate circuit than those that do not work. It is also possible an outlet is bad. Some outlets and light switches wear out and simple replacement fixes the problem. You will want to check your electrical panel’s breakers to ensure there are no tripped breakers. If all the breakers are reset and on and you still can not get power to the outlet and/or light, call a licensed Miami electrician to help you further diagnose the problem

Q: I have reset the breaker but my power is still out, what do I do?

A: In order to reset a breaker in your electrical panel, you must move (push) the breaker firmly to the off position (this resets it) and then push it back to the on position. Most people fail to push the breaker firmly past the off (tripped) position and assume it is reset. If you perform the correct reset procedure and still have no power, call a licensed electrical contractor. Breakers can wear out over time if they are tripped too frequently.

Q: What is the difference between a breaker panel and my old fuse panel?

A: Both devices, either breaker or fuse, are designed to trip (turn off) in the event of an electrical overload, i.e. 20Amps of electrical load on a 15Amp circuit would cause a trip. The only difference is that a breaker is mechanical and may be reset, whereas, a fuse is one time only and must be replaced. Please Note: Modern breakers are much more efficient and offer greater levels of protection.

Q: How can I tell when an electrical outlet is not safe?

A: The plug falls out of the outlet without touching it, or the outlet is not secure and will move easily when touching it. When the outlet is warm or hot to the touch, you need to immediately take care of the issue by unplugging the device and calling Miami Electric Experts as this type of problem can result in a fire.

Q: Can I hang a ceiling fan where a light is?

A: Yes, but first you must make sure the electrical box is properly braced and rated for the weight and torque of the ceiling fan you are installing.