4 Secret Tips and Tricks for Troubleshooting Electrical Problems at Home

Even though Singapore is one of the best countries in the world, power outages can still happen, and these can happen because of many reasons.

If your home’s and your neighbor’s home appears to have lost power to theirs, you may need to call a licensed electrician to find out what the problem is.

However, if your home’s electrical works aren’t working even though your neighbor’s is, the problem may be somewhere in your home that you need to know first before calling an electrician to fix it.

Here are a few tips and tricks for troubleshooting your home:

1. Fixing a circuit breaker

A lot of homes and apartments have a certain limit in terms of power output, and to protect against a fire hazard, circuit breakers trip and shut off the flow of electricity. If they trip often, this might be a sign of current overflow.

If a breaker is in the middle position (indicates that the breaker has tripped), push it completely to the side that indicates “off” to reset it.

2. Your lights are too hot

If your lights are too hot, there’s a good chance that either the bulb’s wattage is too high or that the insulation is too low. In either case, this problem could pose a significant hazard if you’re not careful.

Be sure to check for excessive heat coming from your lights regularly. If there are, contact an electrical wiring expert as soon as possible.

3. Unusually dim/bright lights

There are two likely reasons why some lights may seem excessively bright or excessively dim compared to the other lights around the house: it may be that the bulbs have different wattage, or that the main connection is bad.

If the cause is the former, check and see that all bulbs have the same wattage. If it’s a bad main neutral connection, call an electrician services as soon as possible.

4. Electrical surges

A lot of things can cause electrical surges, whether they are lightning strikes, damage to power lines, or even bad electrical wiring in your home.

While actual electrical surges only lasts a microsecond, they can damage your home’s electrical wirings and decrease their shelf life. To avoid this, replace any circuit boards or electrical devices that are cheaply made.

Avoid doing electrical repairs unless you are a good electrician or are knowledgeable about how they work. If you have to, be sure to follow safety precautions, the first of which is to avoid work on live wiring and always make sure you are insulated before proceeding.

As much as possible, it’s best to call an electrician services in Singapore to work on your electrical problems at home.