Power outage: what's causing it?

A power outage can happen quickly and usually at the most inconvenient time. Many problems could be the cause of it, and it can be difficult to find the source of the outage. So how do you know when a power outage has occurred? What can you do to avoid a power outage? Or how do you restore power after a power outage? CD Engineering, expert in electrical breakdown service, sheds some light on the power outage problem.

What are the most common causes of a power outage?

There are two possible scenarios when it comes to power outage. Firstly, it could be caused by a failure inside the electrical installation or by a general failure outside.

The most frequent cases of individual power outage are overloads caused by the use of electrical appliances. The cause may also be a faulty circuit breaker or a short circuit following the connection of a faulty appliance. Finally, the power outage may simply be the result of a missed payment of the electricity bill.

In case of general power outages, the reasons tend to be natural. The most common examples are a storm or thunderstorm. This is mainly due to lightning or strong winds causing trees to fall on the electrical wiring.

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What to do in the event of a power outage?

In most cases, you can try to find the cause of the power outage yourself. Some power outages are just a common problem, and restoring electricity is easy. However, if the power cuts are frequent, it’s a good idea to carry out an electrical diagnosis to make sure that the electrical network is working properly. If there is a fault, electrical repairs will be necessary. In any case, it’s best to call in a certified professional electrician to ensure that your home complies with electrical standards.

Is the power outage always general?

A general power outage affects not only your home but also those in the same housing estate. A power outage isn’t always general and may be caused by a localised problem. Refer to the examples given above to find out where the problem is coming from and how to deal with the situation if it is an individual electrical problem. In the event of a general power outage, call your network operator to intervene quickly.

Who should you call in Belgium in these cases?

Whatever the situation, don’t panic. Remember to check the electrical panel first, and if you’re not an expert in the field, call an electrician. At CD Engineering, we have a team of qualified and accredited professionals who can solve the problem. What’s more, they’ll help you understand the cause of the power outage so you can avoid another one.

To find out more, visit our website or call us on 02 381 31 01. We’ll give you a free estimate and will be happy to help you with any repairs, electrical circuit installations or electrical equipment repairs.

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