Electrical Troubleshooting

There are many ways in which electrical problems may occur. Understanding the steps to deal with each problem can help the situation better rather than instrumenting through and taking out the bolts from the fixture (not knowing what to do).

ONTIME-ESA-CERTFor example, if a chandelier has 6 light bulbs installed in it, and one of the bulbs is not working. The problem can be either in the chandeliers wiring (an open connection or open connection in socket), or in the lightbulb itself (burnt out filament or compatibility). Which procedure should you take for determining the location of the problem? (Without using any electrical testing instruments).

The solution would be to see if we can swap one of the lightbulbs with another, and see if the problem is the actual bulb that isn’t functioning properly. This simple troubleshooting method is applicable in many varieties of electrical problems and situations that may arise on day to day basis. Swap the suspected component with an identical component that is very well known to be functioning, and observe the results to whether the component is actually the problem in the electrical troubleshooting situation.

There is a potential hazard in switching components however. If the swapped component is actually faulty, in a way that it might cause other part of the whole fixture to fail, it might cause further problems. Similarly, if the fixture is indeed the one that causing the electrical problem, having the component attached to the fixture where it causes it might fail the component.

However, the above is just one easy and straight forward challenge that many homeowners in Toronto face. There are much more complicated electrical troubleshooting problems that are much more advanced and require a master electrician or at the very least, a certified contractor to be able to identify the situation and deal with it accordingly.

Ontime Electric has over 15 years’ experience troubleshooting 24/7 in Toronto and the GTA. We specialize in electrical problems, may it be big or small, and we operate quickly, fixing electrical problems in the long term so that they do not occur when electricity is needed the most. Our team is certified, licensed and we have a liability insurance of $5mill to cover any cause that might potentially appear while we work.

Our electrical troubleshooting techniques are up to date and we provide the best solutions to homeowners across Canada and help them achieve their goals in a cost effective way.

Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Brampton, Mississauga, Woodbridge, Milton, King City, Oakville and the rest of York Region and GTA. Ontime Electric is ready to for your electrical troubleshooting.