First - you check what you can do yourself. Go find the breaker box, which is usually in the basement of a bi level home or in the laundry room closet or even in the garage it it is attached to the house. It is usually a grey 2 foot squarish box mounted on the wall with doors. Open the doors. BOO!
Inside you will see 2 rows of black switches that have a little glass window that sometime you see orange. Orange means it is tripped off so is partway off. As you just moved in and it is daylight turn all the breakers to the OFF position. Then turn them all to the ON position. Should take you about 1 minute to do them all. Now go and see if you have power. You should be all set to go.
Always check the breaker box(a.k.a. fuse box first) If you have the older fuse box then you can see if a fuse went BLACK inside meaning it blew a fuse. Unscrew out the burnt out one and put in a spare one as a couple should always be nearby. ///FYI Breakers get hot and trip off, then cool, and are just reset. They get hot because you got too many items on the same line that draw a LOT of power.(such as electric heaters) You can't run 3 electric heaters on the same circuit. as the wiring in the wall gets red hot and you would have a house fire. The breaker gets hot first and shuts off the power. So no "in wall fires".
The other reason for the breaker tripping is a short say from a frayed cord where the 2 wires touch. That will kick the breaker. You have to go to breaker box and either the orange flag is showing(most times it does not work so good) or you notice one breaker is out of line with the others. Turn that switch all the way off and then ON and the breaker switch should line up perfectly with the rest. Many people mark on the breaker box door what each breaker controls. They can control 10 outlet boxes each or 10 overhead lights each. The refrigerator has 1 breaker because it is the fridge.. The stove takes a double breaker because it is 220V, the dryer takes a double breaker because it too is 240V
Yeah, maybe during clean up the cleaning people used a faulty vacuum cleaner and shorted out a breaker or two. It happens.
Unless you charge yourself $1000/min then it should be FREE.
Don't thank me...send money instead(pay yourself).
· 11 months ago