A news station in Washington D.C. set up a common electrical problem to test electricians on their service and prices. They found at least eight electricians who could not figure out the problem, and some still charged exorbitant fees.
The station had a master electrician create the problem, a loosened the connection in the electric panel, and watch on camera as electrician after electrician came to the house for service.
"That's actually a common problem because of the heat generated by the electrical panel, that happens a lot," said Chuck Terry, electrician with "Electricity" in Kettering.
The station recommended to homeowners to hire a certified and licensed contractor.