There was heavy rain last week and the outlet box in the yard got water into it. As a result (I think) the outlets in the yard and garage are not working (no juice). Curiously, the 2 outlets in the 2 bathrooms on the second floor are also not working. I don't know if this is just a coincidence and if the bathroom outlets are on the same branch as the garage/yeard outlets. Everything else in the house is working fine.
I opened the outlets and checked the wires for connections (they are OK) and any burnout (none) and checked for juice with electrical tester and found no juice. Then I checked the cable visually to see if any part of it has burned and it looks OK. I could not check the cable that is inside the walls. Then I tested all the breakers and they all are getting the juice (don't know if they are putting out the juice....how to I check that?).
Well...this is where I am stuck. I don't know which breaker is for the branch circuit for the garage and bathrooms and I don't know how to check for a defective breaker. No breaker was tripped off and they all seem to be mechanically working.
Can someone provide tips to me as to how I should go about diagnosing and repairing this problem short of getting an electrician? Thanks in advance.