Earlier this week, the power in half of my house went out. I called the electric company and they sent someone out that evening to check on the issue. After checking everything, the serviceman determined that I had some sort of wiring issue and needed to call an electrician.
Fast forward to the next day and two hours into the electrician's visit... THIS ended up being the issue:
From what I can understand, a wire had come lose (we're talking over 20-year-old wiring) and literally burnt out. You can see by the hole in the side of the switch, I was lucky that a big fire didn't start in my garage (where the culprit was found).
Needless to say, not having a fire was worth more than the $212 this emergency visit cost me! The electrician also recommended that my boyfriend spend some time this weekend switching out all of the old switches. Ha! Little did he know that Nate won't get near electricity. It looks like I'll have another nice little time consuming job on my hands. I'll be sure to let you know how swapping out all of the switches went for me.
Anyone else have any fire scares?
What are your big project plans for the weekend?