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Electrical Services: Steps to take before you avail their services

Picking up that bestseller you’re looking to finish it in one go but only as soon as the picture was building up an electrical snag leaves you in dark. Grabbing the book in one hand and telephone in another you call for help.

“Hello! Is this electrical services provider!” ? You ask.

Before the woman’s voice on the other side could confirm you start explaining your problem for her. She takes down the specifics and requests you to wait till the time that the electrician reaches your residence.

“Two hours max… !” She informs you.

“But is this something… !” You talk impatiently knowing well what her answer would be.

Tossing the book aside you wait. Needless to say, it has ruined your disposition.

But allow me to ask you a question-did that you do everything that you can? We all know that electrical issues are part of our own life and it can include everything, from something as rudimentary as bulbs not functioning to major issues such as overheated sockets or disruption of distribution from the primary line.

Although it is wise to get in touch with a reliable electric services provider, until you do that, there are certain checks you can certainly do. Aside from saving your time that it will save your cash too.

Lighting problems

They are easy to diagnose. In case of an incandescent bulb-still being used in rural areas and small towns-take out it from the socket, then hold it against some light source and if you find a broken filament then replacing the bulb will easily take care of the issue.

Swapping with some functional light will work for a LED lamp or even a tube lighting. Alternatively, if you realize that the foundation (if LED) and the ends (in case of tubing light) have turned black then you can be pretty certain that it requires replacement.

If swapping works, good and well, but when it doesn’t you need to get in touch with the electrician. However, before you do that a cursory examination will do no harm, which brings us into the next stage.

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To begin with, bring your hands in touch with the board and confirm whether it’s warm/hot, which in turn will allow you to determine if there’s some problem with all the switches and can be explained in the next stage.

One way of telling why a fan or an air-conditioner has ceased working is by simply touching the socket along with the switch. A warm/hot feel suggests loose connection and replacing it is the only way out. For moveable appliances such as coffee or iron maker we suggest you to plug it into some other functional socket to ensure which of the two-the socket or the appliance-has gone kaput.

Most of all, you need to remember that before heavy-duty plug things stop working they don’t just stink but additionally emit foul odor. Do not dismiss it, if this is how it is, make it checked and changed much if the things are functioning.

Electricity in one section of home/office has malfunctioned while working in other parts

Head straight to the main board where, in all likelihood, you’ll find a tripped circuit breaker. Lifting the knob should work. However, if it doesn’t or if it almost immediately goes down it signifies a significant fault. In such a scenario you do not have any other choice except to call your electric service provider.


Knowledge like these will not only make you an educated client, but it will also stop the electrician from creating a mountain of a molehill. Apart from refraining him out of needless repairs it obviously will save you money and time.