We've all been there. Your wife is blow-drying her hair, your daughter is ironing a shirt and your son decides to fire up the Xbox for the few remaining minutes he has before leaving for school. And you decide you want a piece of toast.
You probably don't think about the lifespan of the various components of your home's electrical system until the power goes out. If the rest of the neighborhood hasn't blacked out, it might cross your mind something in your house has failed.