I'm looking for some advice on this scenario - I caused a short in one room of my house yesterday. I had a damp paper towel and was wiping dirt off one of those rocker type light switches. As I was cleaning the switch plate I heard a little "zztt" sound and the light went out. So I then went to the fuse box and saw that none of the circuits were tripped. But I went ahead and flipped the switch for that room thinking that would take care of the problem, but it didn't. None of the outlets or overhead lights work in that room now. I guess my next step is to call an electrician on Monday. I realize some moisture got into the switch and caused the short. But why didn't flipping the switch in the fuse box reset it? If anyone could kindly explain what happened and offer any suggestions, I would appreciate it. I (obviously) have very little electrical knowledge.