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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. We've answered them for you to help you with your next electrical project.

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How do I reset my breaker?

The first thing you should do is disconnect any devices that may have caused the breaker to overload. Turn the breaker completely off and then back on again. If this does not reset the breaker, there could be something else causing the problem and you should call CVEC at 715-713-0123 to schedule an appointment.


How do I know if an electrical outlet needs to be replaced?

There are many things that you should look out for when it comes to a possibly dangerous outlet. Some common signs are if the electrical plug no longer fits tightly in the outlet, if the outlet is broken or cracked or if the outlet is warm to the touch. If you notice any of these signs, the outlet may be unsafe and should be replaced right away. Contact CVEC at 715-713-0123 to schedule an appointment if you would like someone to check any outlets you may be worried about.


What do I do if the lights dim every time other things are turned on?

This usually happens when you turn on a large appliance (ex: washing machine, vacuum, etc...), which is completely normal. However, if you are experiencing this problem repeatedly, your circuit may be near capacity. You can usually fix this problem by balancing out the electrical load, upgrading your service panel, or installing a dedicated circuit for the larger devices. Call CVEC at 715-713-0123 to schedule an appointment to get this problem fixed.

Electrical Services

  • New Construction
  • Automated Home Lighting
  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Commercial Maintenance
  • New Home Pre-Wiring
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