Monthly Archives: August 2017

Why isn’t the outlet in my bathroom working?

If the only outlet that is not working is in your bathroom, then it is likely that it is a GFCI outlet that needs to be reset. GFCI outlets (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) are a must have in rooms that have the greatest possibility of water making contact with electricity, like the kitchen and bathroom. GFCI outlets help protect your family from shock.

GFCI Reset
There is a small button between the plug-ins. If the outlet detects a problem with the circuit , it automatically trips. Try resetting it and see if the power returns.

Why GFCI in the Bathroom?
Water is a highly conductive element. Electricity can travel along its path, and without warning, produce dangerous shocks to those nearby. GFCI outlets are a warning system to help keep that from happening.

GFCI Continual Issues
If you need to regularly reset your GFCI outlets, then a problem exists that can be a danger to your home and family. That would be a good time to call a licensed electrician in to diagnose the problem.

Older Homes
Often in older homes, the outlets have not been updated to GFCI in rooms with water sources available. We suggest updating those indoor rooms, as well as outdoor outlets that can come into the elements and produce the same deadly shocks.

Douthit Electric has been providing Charlotte with quality electrical services since 1990. When you need electrical service or installation, check out our money saving coupons and give us a call!


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Should You Hire a Licensed Electrician for Your Home?

For most of us, our home is the biggest monetary investment we have. Don’t trust something that important to anyone who cannot show you his credentials. He may charge you a little less to hire, but if something goes wrong, you will wish you had paid a few extra dollars for the peace of mind knowing that the company working on your electrical system is a proven trusted professional.

Referrals

Not much has really changed through the years when its comes to finding someone to trust to do repairs in our home. The first thing most of us do is call a family or friend and see if they can recommend someone. Or better yet, we post on facebook or other social media to ask our friends who they use.

Douthit Electric is proud to be recommended by our past clients. We have spent many years honing our craft and providing customer service we can be proud of.

Handyman

While a handyman can often be just what is needed for a small job around the house, your home’s electrical system is nothing to take lightly. I’m sure we’ve all put something together and had pieces left over … or maybe we got to the end of the project and it didn’t fit just right, but nobody would notice? That’s not the attitude you want when having electrical work done. Those small details matter to you and your family.

Douthit Electrical is licensed and insured in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and we’re especially proud of our A+ rating with the BBB.

Douthit Electric has been providing Charlotte with quality electrical services since 1990. When you need electrical service, check out our money saving coupons and give us a call!


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