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If the power keeps going out in one section of your home, the problem may be nothing more than a tripped circuit breaker, unless it keeps happening repetitively. There are two types of circuit interrupters in most homes: arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI), which provide fire protection, and ground fault circuit interrupters (GCFI), which protect against electrocution and are often found in places like bathrooms where the risk of electrocution is higher.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you have a power outage in one section of your house, but not the rest, it may be a sign of a tripped circuit breaker.
  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) protect against fire hazards, while Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters safeguard against electrocution.
  • Surge protection helps defend your devices and appliances from surge damage, which can happen at any time, not just during a storm.

“We also want you to be well informed—for your home’s electrical safety but also so you know when it’s time to call in a professional electrician for work you need done.”

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