About Electrical Troubleshooting
If you’ve ever tried to get to the root of any electrical troubleshooting or electrical wiring problems in your own home, you know how difficult it can be. There are countless points along the way where something can go wrong. Both extensive electrical knowledge and the proper equipment are needed to accurately assess any type of electrical issues, and The Electric Connection has the expertise to help you out.
When an electrical repair is needed, troubleshooting is always the first step of the job. We understand how to find the correct solution in an efficient manner, and once the issue is determined we can guarantee success.
Expert Electrical Help
All of our technicians approach each electrical repair job with a solid background in electrical troubleshooting. They know how to start with the malfunction and work their way back to the source of the problem. Often, fixing the problem isn’t nearly as difficult as you think it might be. We always test the entire length of the electrical path to find the exact problem, the first time.
Our technicians will thoroughly explain the electrical issue in terms that you can fully understand. We have a longstanding policy of presenting you with all the necessary information and we always address any questions or concerns that you might have.
This policy, in place since we started in 1979, is what makes us the most trusted electrician in Los Angeles. It’s a policy that puts our customers first. We’re your neighbors, and we want to see to it that each of our customers has a positive experience when it comes to their electrical service needs.
Whenever you have electric issues, feel free to call us. We’re ready to discuss your electrical issues any time during our regular business hours. If you’re looking for a Los Angeles electrician that always delivers, look no further than The Electrical Connection.
Electrical Troubleshooting FAQs
Electrical troubleshooting is used to find the root of the problem. When there is no clear solution to your electrical issues, our technicians must come in to have a better look at what’s going on.
During an electrical troubleshoot your electrical will look at various things. He will start by gathering information about the issues you’re having. This will allow him to gather the correct tools and approach the problem with the right mindset. Once he has gathered the information he will have a better understanding about what is going wrong and then will be able to identify the source of the problem. From this point on it’s simple – he must now fix the electrical issue. Once the issue is fixed, he finishes up the job by verifying that the repair is actually completed. Tests will be run to make sure the problem has been corrected.
Electrical troubleshooting can we a challenging job but a professional technician like those at The Electric Connection can help you out and get your electrical up and running in no time.
An electrical meter or tester is a tool that tells you if the wires you are working with are hot, if the electrical is functioning, or if a receptacle is properly wired. It is an important tool for any electrician but can also help with troubleshooting by helping you identify the wires and help you make the right connections.
If you would like to try to troubleshoot the problem on your own, you can find some tips below.
If your circuit breaker trips or a fuse has blow, try turning off all the lights and unplugging all appliances.
When the circuit is turned back on or the fuse is replaced and the problem is still occuring then the problem is in the circuit. If the issue is in the circuit this usually means the wiring needs replaced.
If the issue does not occur when the breaker is turned on, try turning on the lights and plugging in items one by one. If the problem happens when an appliance is plugged in, this usually means that the appliance is at fault.
If the breaker trips when you turn on all the lights and all the appliances are plugged in, this usually means there is a circuit overload. You may need an electrician to upgrade your wiring to handle the load.
You can find more electrical circuit break troubleshooting tips on our website.
Electrical Troubleshooting Reviews
“We were having surges, damaging surge protectors and equipment, lights were flickering and one circuit completely lost power. John from The Electric Connection came out for troubleshooting our problems. He spent a couple hours testing connections and outlets, replaced 2 burnt breakers in the main panel, swapped out a faulty switch and moved and repaired a poorly wired receptacle where the majority of the damaged equipment was located.
When power was restored to the circuit, it didn’t seem to be flickering any longer. Unfortunately, the flickering came back a few days later. Being in troubleshooting fields in the past, I understood there could be multiple causes for problems so I wasn’t upset or put out. We called and rescheduled a follow-up visit, since we could now consistently replicate the light flickering. John came back out, figured out almost immediately where the issue was, replaced another faulty breaker and fixed the arcing that was causing our problems. Been several weeks since, and no more flickering. Can’t stress how professional and easy he was to deal with and was very patient, taking the time to fully answer all my questions.”
“These guys had to come in and fix someone else’s sub-par work, secure wires and boxes, add circuits and switches, understand a spaghetti-like mess and fix it. They were courteous on the phone, scheduled an appointment at my earliest availability, and they came exactly on time after the pre-determined morning check-in time.
They were clean, nice and made us feel comfortable immediately. The job was done well under our budget and within a few hours. It was THE IDEAL scenario. I highly recommend this team to anyone who needs to get electrical work done. It’s important to note that we had a couple other companies come to give us estimates – one company wanted to charge over $10,000 to do the work that this company did for under $450.”