How To Trace A Short Circuit

When a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips the cause is easy to spot, just look for a black mark on a switch or receptacle cover plate. Or you may find a frayed or damaged cord or a damaged plug on appliances that were connected to the dead circuit. Replace any damaged cords or plugs then replace the fuse or reset the breaker.

If you have an overloaded circuit, the circuit will go dead after an appliance has been in use for a short period of time. Move some of the appliances to another circuit and replace the blown fuse or reset the circuit breaker.

If none of these signs are visual, you’ll have to trace your way through the circuit following the steps below. If following these steps dose not solves the issue, your wiring may be fluty. Call an electrician to correct the wiring. Make sure to use safety tips when working with our homes electricity.