Whether your electrical fault is a domestic or commercial situation, we have dedicated electricians ready to go. Unfortunately, electrical faults are extremely dangerous and can be fatal due to either electrocution or electrical fires. This is why it is absolutely crucial to have any potential electrical issue dealt with immediately.
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Common Types of Electrical Faults
There are some signs that you can recognise that may indicate that your power system has an electrical fault. Some signs are obvious and others are more subtle, either way it is good to know when there could potentially be a problem.
Below we have listed a few types of electrical faults, causes and signs to look out for.
Usually caused by a loose connection somewhere in the house, possibly the light bulb itself. Turn the light off, wait for the bulb to cool down then see if the bulb is correctly connected. If the light bulb was correctly connected try another bulb. If the problem persists then the loose connection could be due to faulty wiring and this requires an electrician.
A power surge can be caused by a number of things such as lightning, faulty power lines, a faulty appliance or bad house wiring. Signs to look out for would be power shutting off then coming back with appliances being reset. If this is a recurring problem then it is best to call us for immediate assistance.
Having too many devices and appliances plugged into the same power outlet will cause an overload. This can happen when a home or a room doesn’t have enough outlets to support power requirements. People will often connect multiple power boards into each other to create enough outlets but this will cause an overload. Call us and we can easily install more power outlets so you won’t keep tripping the circuit breaker.
Sparking Power Points
If the power switch is on and the appliance is also on as you plug it in, this can cause sparking. This is not advised however this is normal. But, an outlet that sparks on it’s own is not normal. It indicates that there is a problem and it should be repaired before it gets worse or causes an electric shock. Switch off the power at the outlet and contact us and we can repair the faulty power point for you immediately.
These are the most common types of electrical faults but the list is endless. We are able to help with any electrical fault that you may have. With our specialised equipment we can test your system and find any problem, whether it’s a circuit or component issue.