All you need to know about electrical fault finding and repair

Faulty wiring? Here’s why you need an expert electrician

When you’re dealing with faulty wiring, electrical fault finding is the right solution to your problem. However, it’s often difficult for the untrained eye to know exactly how to spot the issue. For this reason, it’s always best to rely on a licensed electrician to effectively pinpoint and repair the fault.

Have you noticed any signs warning you about possible faulty wiring lately? Whether it’s tripping circuit breakers, flickering lights or burning odours, you didn’t really cause any of these to happen.

So, while you may be tempted to solve the problem yourself, remember DIY electrical work is dangerous and illegal. In fact, according to the Australian Electrical Safety Act 2002, it is mandatory that all electrical work is performed by a licensed electrician.  

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What’s involved with electrical fault finding and repair?

Technically, fault finding means testing the electrical equipment to determine whether it’s working safely and correctly. However, there are certain guidelines your electrician needs to follow to make sure the electrical issue is solved correctly.

1) Start with a good investigation

First and foremost, when dealing with faulty wiring it’s very important to check out the circuit diagrams, specifications and schematics. That’s why a qualified electrician will:

  • Examine built-in fault indicators and error codes, if necessary
  • Check whether the circuit is correctly isolated from the power supply
  • Locate and verify the electrical faults using appropriate techniques
  • Record the faults according to Australian standards

2) Fix that electrical fault once and for all

Next, after pinpointing the electrical fault, your electrician is now able to solve the issue. This means:

  • Repairing, replacing or adjusting to specifications or manufacturers’ requirements
  • Checking and testing whether the circuit/s is now in perfect working order using the right tools and equipment for compliance
  • Writing a repair report to standard operating procedures

What skills and knowledge do electricians require to handle an electrical fault?

You can see why it’s so important to choose the right electrician to take care of an electrical fault. In fact, a qualified and experienced electrician must know how to:

  • Isolate electrical circuits from the power supply using relevant techniques
  • Tag isolated circuits
  • Work with the right tools and equipment
  • Locate, repair and report faults in electric circuits according to manufacturers’ circuit specifications
  • Avoid possible hazards associated with electrical circuits



Talk to Jaric for electrical fault finding and repair

While it may seem easy at first glance, electrical fault finding and repair should only be handled by licensed electricians. At Jaric Electrical, your safety is our number one priority. With more than 25 years of experience in the electrical field, we can investigate and repair any electrical fault so that you and your family can feel safe again.

If you need any domestic electrical services, call Jaric Electrical at 1300 452 742 or get in touch with us online to experience the difference today.

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