An Electrician Can Save Your Life

Electrical problems in your Seattle property can put your life on hold. If you let a problem go unfixed, more serious problems will likely appear. This can be a huge safety concern for you, your family, your home and your business. You should call an electrician right away to troubleshoot what the problem is, and get it fixed.

How do you avoid grave injuries and damage to your property in the future? Any electrical problems you might encounter, whether minor or major concerns, should be handled by a professional electrician. Electricians are responsible for troubleshooting the issues and finding the root cause of the problem. When you hire a qualified electrician, eliminating the source of trouble will be as quick as possible.

Let’s find out what troubleshooting means and understand the factors indicating the need for electrical troubleshooting. Once you know the basics,  you’ll know where to find a professional electrician to troubleshoot your electrical system in your property safely and effectively.

Electrical troubleshooting involves a thorough inspection of a faulty circuit to determine the problem. It can be a very challenging job, because it depends on the type of equipment used. Extensive knowledge of different setups and wiring methods is needed to accomplish this task.


What Causes An Electrical System to Malfunction?

An electrical system may not work properly due to a variety of reasons which include:


  • Deteriorating mechanical contacts and parts
  • Overheating wires
  • Parts that can be damaged by sudden impacts or abrasion
  • Pieces of equipment that are not designed to operate in a different manner


What Are The Factors Indicating The Need For Electrical Troubleshooting?

If you’ve been experiencing the following signs in  your property’s electrical system, it might be the right time for electrical troubleshooting:


  1. Any occurrence of circuit breaker trips. A circuit breaker trip happens when power is shut off through the circuit due to an electrical overload. While circuit breakers are designed to trip, call a professional electrician to do troubleshooting if it occurs frequently. Trips that happen multiple times a month or even more would indicate there might be potential danger problems in your home’s electrical wiring or you might be loading your circuit with many high energy demanding appliances.
  2. Flickering, buzzing, or dimming lights. However, if your circuit breaker hasn’t tripped but you’ve been experiencing flickering, buzzing, or dimming lights in your property, it may also indicate that your property’s wiring system might need an electrical upgrade.
  3. Frayed or chewed wiring. Damaged wiring such as frayed or chewed can be caused by rodents, pets, or an incompetent electrician. Having wirings like these could pose a fire hazard, so contact your licensed electrical contractor as soon as you see it.
  4. Look for any discoloration,  smoke, or burnt smell. Check your outlet points regularly for any discolorations and scorch marks, as well as for any burnt smell. It can also be a sign that your electrical wiring is damaged.
  5. Wall outlets that are vibrating or warm to touch. Without directly touching the wiring, feel your electrical outlets for heat or any vibrations. This could be a sign that electrical troubleshooting is needed.


Who to call for Electrical Troubleshooting?

Keep in mind that electrical troubleshooting is not a do-it-yourself project. Unless you have extensive experience and proper training to do this job, electrical troubleshooting should be done with no mistakes and errors because of the potential dangers that may arise from it if it’s carried out in a wrong way.

Choosing to hire a licensed company with professional and certified electricians like OHM Electrical Contracting is a wise choice because you can rest assured that your electrical issues will be dealt with properly and safely.


Electrical Troubleshooting in Seattle, WA

If you’re looking to hire an electrical contracting firm in Seattle then contact us at OHM Electrical Contracting! Our team of electricians can handle any and all electrical needs. Founder and owner, Alfred, is a Master 01 Electrician who works with both residential, commercial, and industrial property owners.

We provide the following services:


OHM Electrical Contracting
620 S Orcas St Suite 80127, Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 678-6744