If the power is out to part of your home or if your power is out but your neighbor's is on, please check your breaker.
Step 1: Locate your breaker box.
- If you aren't sure where it is, look in your utility/laundry room, hallways, closets, and basements for a metal panel with a door.
Step 2: Check individual breakers.
- A tripped breaker may have moved away from the "on" position by a fraction of an inch.
- If you find a tripped breaker, turn it all the way into the "off" position before flipping it back to the "on" position.
Step 3: Locate and check your main breaker.
- At the top of your utility box there should be a large main breaker for the house.
- If you don't see a main breaker, look for it outside near the meter on your utility pole.
- Ensure the ground beneath the breaker is free of standing water.
- If you believe the main breaker is tripped, turn off all the smaller breakers one by one.
- Once all other breakers are off, flip the main breaker on and off twice before resetting the other breakers.