If you can repair something by yourself and avoid hiring a professional, why wouldn’t you? Some DIY home projects are easier than you’d expect and here, Here, Prominence Support, who offer cover for mechanical and electrical breakdowns are going to explain what you may wish to do yourself. Here’s how to repair a fuse in a fuse box.
How Does a Fuse Blow?
Your fuse in your fuse box will often give out if a large amount of energy is used from a socket. Often this comes from powerful appliances, like vacuums. Often, it’s fixable, and we will tell you how, but occasionally you’ll need to hire a professional for larger problems with electricity. Keep track of when a fuse blows in your house and what appliances may have set it off.
Steps to Repair
- Make sure you know where the fuse box is. This may sound silly but you may not know where the fuse box is if you’ve never had to use it before now. Find it before turning off all power.
- Unplug all electrical appliances. You want to avoid tripping the electricity again in the future. Start by finding the source of the fuse and unplug all external appliances that may trip a wire.
- Turn the power off. Once you’ve unplugged the electrical appliances, turn all the power off for your safety when operating on a fuse box.
- Find the broken fuse. You’ll have to find which fuse has broken and fix that one up.
- Replace the fuse. This step is easier than it sounds. Unscrew the fuse and take it in to a hard ware store to match it up with a correct new fuse. Next, screw the new fuse back into place.
- Test it out. Time to see if you’ve completed your task well. Turn everything back on.
When to Call a Professional
If you’ve tried to fix the fuse on your own and still when you turn it back on it short- circuits, you may need to call a professional to fix it entirely. Even though you can fix the fuse multiple times, you may not want to.
You may also live in an older home that needs repair done on the circuit system or wiring. Old wiring can result in more constant circuit breaks. Also, wires may become loose or break, which can cause a fuse to burst. It’ll save you in the long run to fix the problem at the stage it’s at now.
Fixing problems at home can be easier than it sounds. Often, it’s not necessary to call a professional to fix a fuse box. However, if you’re continually having problems with your electricity, you may want to consider it. Follow our steps and you’ll be a fuse fixing pro in no time at all.