Why Bathroom Outlets Stop Working
My bathroom outlet is losing power after taking a shower. Every time i try to reset the outlet, that doesn’t take care of the problem. What would the next step be?
Why a Bathroom Outlet May Stop Working
Question: My bathroom outlet is losing power after taking a shower. Every time I try to reset the outlet, that doesn’t take care of the problem. What would the next step be?
This electrical question came from: James, a Homeowner from Branchburg, NJ
Thanks for your electrical question James.
James, because the outlet looses power after taking a shower it is very possible that the GFI outlet is reacting to excessive moisture in the bathroom or that it just might be wearing out and needs to be replaced. If the bathroom is not well ventilated then you may consider installing an bathroom exhaust fan to help reduce moisture. Also make sure that the outlet is not getting splashed with water which will definitely be a problem.
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