Fault Finding Brisbane

Are you having electricity faults?

If this sounds like a problem that is a regular occurrence in your home then it sounds like you need to have fault finding conducted on your home. Fault finding is a process of elimination until you are only left with the cause of the fault. Once the cause has been diagnosed you can then have it repaired or replaced depending on the condition.

How can our electricians help today?

Standard electrical faults

In the home, there are a number of different electrical faults that can go wrong cause your home's power to cease. Below is a common list of faults:

  • Loss of Supply: This is typically due to either a loose connection, tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse.
  • Earth Fault: When the circuit breaker/safety switch won't turn back on it is likely the culprit and should be replaced.
  • Dead Short: Either phase to neutral or phase to phase, is a typical indicator that the main fuse has blown.
  • Correct Circuit Breaker/RCD: Sometimes to cut costs cheaper CB/RCD's are used which don't last long in most cases.
  • Defective Components: Sometimes a switch, relay or contractors don't function the correct way they are supposed to.
  • Appliances: Over time the internal wiring/PCB's and other electronics can begin to fail thus causing a fault.
  • Reverse Polarity: This occurs at the supplies origin such as a single outlet or single fitting.
  • Initial Faults: Faults can happen on new installation as well due to various reasons already mentioned above.

Electrical fault finding process

The process in which we diagnose a fault is fairly straight forward. Rectifying the fault is where it becomes difficult as it can be a small fault or quite a large one. As each job is different there is no set fee to fixing a fault. The process of fault finding is below:

  1. Collect Evidence: When collecting evidence we will use our senses and compile a list of relevent information related to the problem.
  2. Analysis of Evidence: With careful and logical thinking about all of the evidence collection the likely fault or area of the fault is considered.
  3. Locating the Fault: This is a continuation of the analysis. The size of the area in which the fault could be geting smaller until it is down to a specific part.
  4. Determination and Removal of Fault: If you do not have the fault removed the fault will continue to occur.
  5. Rectifying the Fault: Although it sounds easy depending on how large the fault is will determine how big of a job it is.
  6. System Check: Once the fault has been removed or replaced we will check to ensure that the rest of your home is in good working order before we leave.

Need electrical help?

If you are experiencing flickering lights or consistent trips in power then our fault finding experts can help. Call us today on 07 3353 3248 and get your home back to the way it should be. Alternatively, you can fill in our online booking form and one of our friendly staff will get back to your query.

Electrican FAQ

What should you do if your safety switch keeps tripping?

If your safety switch is constantly tripping, this can indicate a larger issue that needs addressing. More than likely, a faulty appliance is setting off your safety switch and causing it to trip off the power.

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When should you call an electrician?

More often than not, we call electricians for help when there’s a significant issue with an appliance in our home - usually in an emergency situation! Don’t hate us for saying this, but prevention IS the best fix when it comes to electrical problems.

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Circuit Breaker vs Safety Switch

A safety switch is designed to protect you, and those around you, from an electric shock from a leaking current. A circuit breaker, on the other hand, is designed to protect the appliances, circuitry and wiring within a building from a current overload.

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