Licensed Commercial Electricians in Ottawa
A sudden power outage in a single room is usually because a circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown. These are safety devices that automatically shut off the power in the event of a problem. The solution is to turn the breaker back to the “on” position or to replace the fuse.

electrical problems

Circuit breaker problems

Electrical shocks

Hot ceiling fixtures

Flickering lights

Light switches or electrical outlets are not working

Burning odor or sparks


Uncovered Junction Box

Too Few Outlets


Overwired Panel

Aluminum Wiring

Plug Falls Out of Receptacle

Sags And Dips In Power

Circuit Breaker Tripping Frequently

Electrical Problems

Backstabbed Wires

Ungrounded Receptacles

Knob and Tube

Circuit Overload

High Electrical Bill

Lights Too Bright Or Dim

Why Circuit Breaker Trips?

Short Circuit – A short circuit is a serious problem. When the “hot” wire (black) touches a neutral wire (white), a short is caused and the breaker will trip.
Ground Fault – This is when a hot wire contacts a ground wire or a metal box or wood framing. This is very dangerous especially around moisture laden areas like kitchens.
Arc Fault – This is a high power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. It is every bit as serious as it sounds. This will probably be the cause of a fire.

If you have circuit breakers that are tripping out more than they should, contact a reliable electrician who can resolve these dangerous situations.