Electrical problems can be caused by a number of different things. Weather, wiring and grounding issues, and faulty equipment are all likely suspects.
Troubleshoot common power problems at home.
Troubleshoot power problems in the office.
Troubleshoot problems and plan for situations that impact electricity use in your facility.
1. Check your wiring and grounding.
Are your lights dimming or getting brighter? Is your electronic equipment acting unreliably? You may have problems with your wiring.
Make sure the equipment is plugged into a grounded outlet, and have an electrician check your wiring.
Living in an older home ()? See if your wiring meets current standards.
Check appliances for loose or damaged plugs or poor connections, and repair or replace them as needed.
2. Use outlet surge protectors to prevent surges from reaching your appliances and sensitive equipment.
3. Protect your home or businesses’ entire electrical system by installing a panel-mounted surge protector at your main circuit panel.
4. For office equipment and computer networks that must remain available, consider an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Residential customers For information about any power quality issues, call PGE’s outage and repair line:
Business customers For outages, repair or any power problems, contact your PGE representative or call the Business Services Team: