Answers from Our Expert Denver Electricians

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Do you have a specific electrical question for our skilled team at Absolute Electrical Services? Read some answers to frequently asked questions below or please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer it for you! We can also be reached by calling (303) 309-4239 and proudly serve customers throughout the Denver Metro area and Boulder.

How can I reset the breakers on my property?

Resetting your breaker should be as easy as completely turning it off and then turning it back on. Some breaker styles will look like they haven’t been tripped in their neutral stage, which will cause them to function as if they are on. To check this, make sure every breaker is completely off before turning them back on.

Can a new refrigerator be plugged in anywhere?

Our Denver electricians highly suggest you have a dedicated circuit for your refrigerator so you can ensure you have enough amps to draw from. These should not be GFCI circuits and having this dedicated circuit will protect tripping that may leave your food spoilt.

Do I need to re-wire my property?

Our technicians can only really answer this question when we perform a whole-home safety inspection. If we find any of the following, we may recommend re-writing services to protect you from dangerous conditions:

  • BX wiring
  • Tube and knob wiring
  • Underground electrical systems

Why are the fluorescent lights cycling off and on or flickering?

Flicking light is a good indication of a bulb that is dying or failing, fluctuating power, or a bulb that was improperly installed. A light that cycles on and off indicates bulb or ballast failure. If this is the case, replace both.

What does GFCI mean?

GFCI, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, is a device that immediately disconnects an electrical circuit when the current is unbalanced between the energized and neutral conductors, which can cause serious shocks and even lethal electrocution. GFCI circuits do no prevent overloaded currents or short-circuits.

What areas of my house should be GFCI protected?

GFCI circuits need to be installed in locations that experience a higher level of moisture, including bathrooms, kitchens, near sinks, garages, basements that are unfinished, and outside.

When is an outlet unsafe?

There are many ways to tell if you have an unsafe outlet, including when plugs fall out on their own, the outlet moves or jiggles, or the outlet heats up when in use. Unplug devices immediately and call our Denver electricians at Absolute Electrical Services for immediate help to prevent fire or electrical shock.

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