Several outlets in the basement bedroom do not seem to work. The same thing with the overhead light. However some other outlets in the same room which are mounted at the top of the wall instead of the bottom actually do work. The circuit breaker is not tripped.
Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot or do I have to call an electrician? I don't remember there being anything in the home inspection report saying that these don't work however this is the first time I've tried to use them and they're not outputting any power.
Adding some things from my home inspection report:
OPERATION OF GFCI & AFCI (GROUND FAULT & ARC FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS) [Inspected] PLEASE BE AWARE -- Recommended upgrade -- GFCI's (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) were not required, or were required in fewer locations than current standards would require, when this house was built. Where not already present, retrofitting GFCI outlets to replace any outlets lacking ground fault protection at appropriate locations would be a worthwhile and relatively inexpensive upgrade to increase safety and bring up to current standards (Currently GFCI's are not present at: small appliance outlets at the kitchen counters; bathroom outlets; unfinished basement outlets; garage outlets; exterior outlets).