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A Systematic Approach To Electrical Fault Finding

A Systematic Approach To Electrical Fault Finding

All of us have heard this; “nip the problem in the bud”. That means, get to the origin of the fault and solve it there, quickly before it becomes something much bigger. The same is the case with electrical issues. Absolutely nothing will work if you cannot get to the cause of the fault. For instance, if there is an electrical fault in your home, you may not know, but it can be devastating for you. For starters, electrical faults can trigger fire or simply damage your electrical appliances.

Well, if you have this habit of regularly checking your home for any electrical fault, then you are doing great. Why? Because regular inspection helps you identify any problem early and you can call professionals, such as Quick Spark, to handle it from there.

Alright, finding a problem is easy but locating an electrical fault isn’t easy, especially if you have little or no knowledge about how this works. That’s why it is important to call a professional service like Quick Spark. However, here are some early signs that you can be aware of to identify a fault in your system.

Major Signs Of An Electrical Fault

  • Fuses and circuit breakers constantly blow
  • Light switches are hot to touch
  • The light dims or flickers suddenly or unexpectedly
  • Decolourization around light switches or power points.
  • Strange buzzing noises in the light switches or behind the power outlets
  • Electrical appliances working inefficiently.
  • Upon touching the outside of a power outlet or a light switch, you may feel a tingling sensation.

If you find any of these signs, it is time to call a professional. Here is how a certified professional deals with such issues.

Steps To Find An Electrical Fault

1- Evidence collection

An electrician will start with evidence collection and look for any of the above-mentioned signs and any others. The electrician will collect any possible but relevant evidence.

2- Evidence Evaluation

After collecting any possible evidence and assuming all possibilities, your electrician will now narrow it down with logical thinking and experience.

3- Locating The Fault

This step is a continuation of the previous step, as your electrician will now identify some areas/regions to work on. For instance, if your doorbell is not working and the electrician makes sure there is no obstruction in the electrical current on either side, it means there is a problem with the indoor or outdoor equipment.

4- Determination And Rectification Of The Fault

Now we know that there is no obstruction in the electric current. Your electrician will now examine the doorbell from both ends and locate the fault easily. For instance, it is possible that your doorbell button is not functioning properly. But, only a professional can identify where the fault lies and rectify it.

5- Recheck The System Again

After the rectification, your electrician will now check the system to determine whether the problem has been solved or not. Generally, skilled and experienced professionals spot the actual fault quickly.

Quick Spark recommends you call a professional immediately because, “playing with fire” can actually burn you or your house. So, don’t take a risk.

At Quick Spark, we have highly skilled and licensed electricians who can handle electrical faults of different complexities with ease. Just give us a call or visit our website https://getquickspark.com.au/

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