When it comes to your electrical system, you should never take on a "Do-It-Yourself" project. Electricity is not something to be tampered with. If you don't know what you're doing, it could end in disaster. Below are some of the most common electrical mistakes made by homeowners.
The Light Bulb Moment
Did you know that a light bulb can be installed incorrectly? It's true! When installing a light bulb, make sure that the socket can handle the amount of watts in that light bulb. For example, do not install a 100 watt light bulb in a socket that can only handle 60 watts.
You may think nothing of plugging in all of your electronics at the same time. However, this kind of behavior could overload an outlet. The problem here is that the outlet was not designed to handle this electrical load. Ultimately, this can cause the breaker to trip.
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