Hot water in our homes, is something we tend to take for granted. It’s only when the system stops working that we realise how much we depend on these systems. We need hot water in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry areas and are sure to be inconvenienced in case the hot water system dysfunctions or stops working completely.
There are times when you hear electrical switches making a crackling/popping/sizzling sound. This typically occurs when you either switch them on or off. This is called arcing and could be caused by two different things. Sometimes a damaged wire might cause the crackling sound, while at others it could be a series arc fault. In the case of the former, the wiring cannot bear the current flow and that is when arcing occurs. It takes place in the gaps as well as within the conductor, after which it flows into the wire insulation.
Each one of us must have dealt with a power outage at one or the other time. Sometimes, it’s a storm that causes the blackout, while at others it could be a circuit overload those results in a break in the power supply. If you have too many heavy appliances on a single circuit, that can stress the circuit and lead to a power loss in one segment of your home.
When you face any type of electrical fault on your property, it throws you off track and the only concern at that point of time, is to get that problem fixed as soon as possible. Some DIY enthusiasts try their hands at fixing these faults; however it isn’t something that we at Quick Connect Electrical recommend.
Older electrical systems were very different from those that are installed today. That’s because the appliances and equipment that were used them were very different from the heavy-duty ones that are used today. Current day household appliances are power-guzzlers and there are times when multiple appliances are used simultaneously, and that stresses the wiring.
Do you find a constant loss of power in your home, every time you use any heavy appliances such as air conditioners, electric heaters etc? Or do you find that every time you use multiple appliances all at once, the circuit breaker trips? This is a common problem on many properties across Sydney. It’s caused by older switchboards that aren’t able to provide a good flow of electricity to the power-guzzling modern home appliances.
Power outages are something that every one of us has definitely experienced at one or the other time. The blackout may have been caused by a storm or you may have overloaded the circuits by using too many heavy-duty appliances simultaneously within a single circuit. At times you find there is no specific reason for there being No Power in your home and you just find that your entire house or part of it has suddenly gone dark. This is when you realise that the issue is far more complex than a circuit breaker trip.
Electrical faults are something that everyone dreads. This is primarily because electricity can be potentially dangerous and the cause of fires too. Apart from this, electrical issues aren’t something that can be tackled as a DIY project. It’s never a good idea to try to handle these yourself. The better course of action would be to identify the different types of electrical faults that might arise and understand what is causing them. You can then call in a skilled Emergency Electrician in Sydney to handle the job for you.
Electricity is something we use day-in and day-out and rarely give it a second thought. In fact we rarely ever rethink about the condition of the electrical installations and fixtures until the time they start acting up in some way or the other. There are times when some faults crop up in the switches in your home and you hear crackling/popping/hissing sounds coming from them, when you either switch them off or on. This indicates a fault in the switch and it’s important you call in an electrician to replace it, as soon as possible.
At times electrical switches tend to make sizzling/popping/crackling sounds whenever they are switched on and off- this is referred to as arcing and it can be of two types. In case of a series arc fault, there is a severe damage to one particular wire; it can’t bear the flow of the current and arcing occurs at all the gaps within the conductor and then flows into the insulation.