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Is Your Outdoor Lighting in Good Shape?

How is your outdoor lighting in Plano, TX? From floodlights to porch lights, are they working as properly as you’d like them to? Or perhaps you’re cursing under your breath as you trudge around your yard in the dark because your lights won’t turn on.

You don’t have to deal with lights like these. Often times, when outdoor lighting is performing poorly, it’s because there’s a repair need that should be addressed. That repair need can be performed by our trained and certified professionals!

Keep reading as we get into the specifics of the issues that can cause outdoor lighting systems to become faulty. Whether you’ve got problematic outlets or a wiring system that needs to be upgraded, our team can be the one to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

Troubleshoot with Us

We’ve included a step by step process of things to check for your outdoor lighting. As long as you keep in mind that some electrical fixes just can’t be performed by a homeowner, no matter how much DIY skill you have. Take a look at some of the troubleshooting tips we’ve outlined below, and make sure you call us when you have a general idea that there’s a problem.

Incorrect Timers

Many outdoor lighting systems work via timers that are set up in your home. These are usually shown to you when they’re installed and the timing intervals are set at your discretion. However, something can go wrong where the timer is causing a malfunction in the operation of the lights. Try unplugging the timer and plugging it back in, or checking the settings to make sure they’re correct. If there’s still a problem, then you’ve got to call a professional. Luckily, this is one of the cheapest repairs to make for your outdoor lighting system, and will only cost you around $50 depending on the timer model.

Tripped GFCI Outlets

GFCI outlets can be a major culprit for outdoor lighting issues. Sometimes these outlets can trip and cause the lighting system to become inoperable until it is reset. Other times, the outlet itself breaks and needs to be replaced by a trained professional. Try resetting the outlet to see if it make the situation better. If it doesn’t, then you’ll know you need the help of an electrician.

Something Worse

Electrical malfunctions can be easy to pinpoint when you’re an electrician, but they can be near impossible to figure out as a homeowner. There could be something much worse causing your outdoor lighting to malfunction, like a blown fuse. When these problems occur, there’s no point in doing anything else other than calling a professional. Not only will any DIY “fixes” or “inspections” lead to no results, but you’re also endangering yourself whenever you approach a system like this.

Only a trained team of electricians has the tools and expertise to handle your outdoor lighting system safely and effectively. These repairs can be made quickly and affordably with a team you can trust.

Call our trained professionals at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Get it done right… Right now!

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