What To Do When There Is Partial Power Loss

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Are you experiencing partial power loss at your home or business in Gaithersburg? Electrical Connections LLC won Gaithersburg’s 2021 Best Electrician award, and we’re here to help you get your power back. Read on to learn more about partial power loss, and contact us today!


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What is partial power loss? 

Have you lost power in some areas of your home but not others? If you’ve tried flipping your breakers but aren’t seeing any improvements, you’re probably experiencing partial power loss. There are a few different reasons you could be experiencing this power loss, which will get into later in this blog. Do you need your issue resolved immediately? Electrical Connections offers emergency services for all homeowners in Gaithersburg and Montgomery County.


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How do I know if my house is experiencing partial power loss? 

While finding the source of your electrical issues can be tricky, it’s usually pretty easy to tell if you’re experiencing partial power loss. A partial power outage — sometimes called a brownout — will only affect certain areas of your home. For example, you might come home from a long day of work, switch on your lights in your entryway, but find that your TV won’t turn on when you sit down to unwind. Partial power outages are not as devastating as full blackouts, but they can be confusing and tough to diagnose.


A flashlight shining on an electrical breaker box during a partial power outage.

What causes partial loss of power?

Partial power outages are fairly common occurrences in most areas. They can be caused by a tripped circuit breaker, a broken connector, or a loose wire at a service lead. They can also be a sign that your electrical panel is failing. Other times, a partial power loss can occur when a line from a power company becomes compromised.


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How do I fix a partial power outage in my house?

Fixing a partial power outage can be tricky, but you can attempt some basic troubleshooting to identify the source of the problem. You can check the breakers and fuses in your home to see if there are any obvious issues, but you should never attempt any electrical repairs if you’re not a licensed electrician. The wrong moves could lead to injury, further damages to your electrical system, or a fire in your home. Luckily, Electrical Connections is here to help.


Are you experiencing a partial power loss in your home? Electrical Connections is proud to be Gaithersburg’s 2021 Electrician of The Year. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you, or give us a call at 240-221-1553 to schedule an appointment. We are available twenty-four hours a day for all your emergency needs. Contact us today!

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