Bay Area Electrical Troubleshooting
About Electrical Troubleshooting
The technicians at Rortech Electric troubleshoot in order to discover the source of a problem before we can fix the electrical repair. Troubleshooting can be quick or prolonged, depending on the extent of an underlying problem.
The technicians at Rortech Electric have extensive training in electrical troubleshooting. The Bay Area electricians at electrical are experts at troubleshooting and can provide fast, accurate, and effective advice.
What electrical issues need to use troubleshooting?
There are many issues that require troubleshooting. Here are a few of the most common we see.
- Electrical outlets not working
- Circuit keeps shorting out
- GFCI won’t reset properly
- Light bulbs keep burning out
- Fire alarm won’t stop beeping
There are so many situations where electrical troubleshooting is necessary. If your job doesn’t involve installing something new or replacing a current fixture or device, it will probably require troubleshooting.
Our technicians are experts at troubleshooting. It is said that to be an expert troubleshooter, you must fix the problem in the least amount of time. Our electricians use approaches that allow them to analyze the problem to determine what the issue is and then fix it as quickly as possible.
There are five basic steps in troubleshooting:
- Observe the Issue
- Define the Problem
- Identify the Source
- Determine the Cause
- Analyze and Repair
It is important to know safety rules and procedures before starting to troubleshoot electrical issues. The rules should be followed at all times when preforming a troubleshoot. It is also important to understand how the device or equipment should be operated. When the troubleshooter knows how to properly operate a device, it becomes easier to figure out what the problem is.
The first step of troubleshooting, Observation, relies heavily on the senses. Electricians should look for signs of wear, listen for potential abnormalities, or smell for any burning. Anything that seems out of the ordinary should be reported.
Once an abnormality has been found it’s time to find out the problem. After observing the issue, the electrician should have a good idea of where the issue is located. Parts of the device that are not faulty should be ruled out by the observations until the one part of the device that is causing the problem is found.
After the problematic area has been found it is now time to identify the possible causes. To help with this step, writing down all aspects of the issue is key.
With your list, go over the potential causes and prioritize them from most likely to least. This will help with determining the most probable cause.
Lastly, go through the list and test each problem. Be careful with this step – handling electrical can be dangerous. Here you prove the fault or rule it out. After you find the source by testing, it’s time to repair the problem.
These are the basic steps to follow when troubleshooting electrical issues. If you think you might need an electric to troubleshoot your electrical problems, just give us a call!
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