Electrical problems although not as frequent as other problems in a home such as plumbing do pop up from time to time. Many times it could be as simple as throwing a breaker, or pushing the button on GFCI socket. These situations can usually be taken care of by the home owner, but if it’s more complicated than that it’s time to call a pro. The age of the house makes a big difference in the electrical issues that can presents themselves. Over the years wiring in homes has changed dramatically. Many electrical problems can be caused by home owners doing their own wiring, the worse case scenario. It makes it nearly impossible to diagnose wiring problems when they were never correct in the beginning. New homes have many more electrical systems that old homes didn’t. Ground fault circuit interrupters in the bedroom sockets, where in the past they were only found in the bathroom, kitchen, garage, and outdoors. These systems are created as additional safety for the home owner, but unfortunately also cause more problems. My background in electronics and electrical gives me the ability to diagnose these types of problems over the phone some times. Whether it’s low voltage lawn lighting or interior problems we can figure it out. If it’s beyond my capabilities I will try to guide you in the right direction. The goal at Handyman Can is to help people solve their problems in the most economical way possible. Here are some tips that might help you figure out simple problems. If the socket goes dead in a bathroom by the vanity and it doesn’t have a ground fault socket, the socket with the little push buttons, and all your breakers a set, look for a GFCI in the garage. Developers are cheap when homes are built and they used a GFCI in the garage to protect all the sockets in the bathrooms. Just look for the socket with the little button and push the reset. If you still can’t find the problem just call Handyman Can of San Clemente.