For many people, the response to discovering an electrical issue is to call the local electrician. It doesn’t matter if you have a big issue or a small one, the local electrician will help you. This is even more relevant if you’ve decided to undertake a larger-scale project and need the assistance of an expert.
The good news is that you can easily find the perfect person to resolve any electrical issue, just take a look at the agency listings for electricians jobs Sydney.
However, there are times when you should be considering fixing the electrical problem yourself. At the very least being aware of what the issue is likely to be and how it should be handled, will be beneficial.
The good news is that the basics are not complicated, you’ll be able to master them in no time. You should also be aware of your limits and call an approved electrician when you’re out of your comfort zone. Of course, it helps to be aware of the basic regulations regarding what you can and can’t do yourself.
Here are some simple jobs you should be able to tackle. At the least, you’ll better understand what is involved before the electrician arrives.
Circuit Shuts Off
If power is on in your home but a specific circuit is out then you’ll need to check the circuit breaker. Simply go to your fuse box and look for the breaker that is either off or halfway between on and off. Shut it off completely and then turn it back on.
If it goes back off you have a fault on your circuit. Try unplugging everything and then doing the breaker again. Should the problem persist you probably have a faulty breaker and will need professional help to rectify the issue. If not, plug each appliance back into the circuit one at a time, you’ll find one makes the circuit trip, that’s the faulty one that needs sorting.
Changing a light bulb is straightforward, most people should be able to do it without an issue. However, if you change it and it still doesn’t work be certain to check the new one and the old one in a circuit that does work. This will tell you whether you have a bulb issue or circuit problem.
Replacing A Socket
You can replace a socket yourself. You’ll need to remember to turn off the circuit breaker first and test to ensure there is no power in the circuit. If this is the case you can unscrew and remove an old socket and replace it with a new one. Just make sure the colors of the cables are located in the same way as the old socket.
Then, turn it on and enjoy it.
Check With Neighbors
It’s also a good idea to look at your neighbor’s houses to see if they have power. If they do then you may have an issue with your circuits. If they don’t then the issue is likely to be with the power grid, you’ll have to wait for it to be resolved.