Common Electrical problems and solutions and who to call for electrical problems

Where do electrical surges come from?

An electrical surge is one of the most common electrical problems in homes and offices.  Natural causes such as lightning strikes can induce an electrical surge.  Also, if appliances connected to the system are faulty or there is damage to power lines, this can result in electrical surge.

It is important to have the house wiring correctly installed as well, as bad wiring may also result in electrical surge damage

Electrical surge protection devices can reduce electrical surge damage. If you cannot perform an electrical surge test at home, you may consider calling local electrician

What Causes Light Switches Not to work normally?

Electrical faults relating to the proper adjustment of dimmer switches are also common. You may find a complete section of a house with light switches not working at all. This is especially true for new home occupants

In this case, professional help should be sort since this could mean that some electrical wiring could have been by-passed


What Causes Frequent Circuit Breaker tripping

By design, a circuit breaker is an electrical protection unit against potential electrical harm by tripping whenever there is too much flow or faulty appliance. Therefore, electrical trip in itself is a sign of a working system. Common appliances in the house that may cause electrical trip includes microwaves, iron and hairdryers just to name a few.

A continuous electrical tripping is however annoying and unwelcome. For a DIY at home, try to identify the appliance in use when electricity trips and do an investigation. It may be that there is a loose connection or water is getting in the way of wiring

Circuit overload can similarly result in electrical tripping. In most cases, it appears as if electricity is tripping for no reason. However, there is always an underlying cause for tripping of electricity.

A home DIY solution will be to distribute electrical load and avoid congesting appliances on one point.

An electrician will perform electrical fault findings to determine causes of frequent circuit breaker. Usually, electrical distribution board panel can be the first point of interest for a qualified electrician

What causes electrical shocks? Common Electrical Faults In South Africa

Electrical faults that result in shocks are dangerous in nature. Faulty electrical wiring or faults in some appliances can be potential causes. The electrical method of elimination can work. Unplugging all appliances and reconnecting them one at a time and testing can isolate the culprit.

It is usually advisable to seek an electrical service provider for such faults


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