Every property, whether commercial or residential, has electrical appliances and equipment that needs to be connected to a power source and so electrical wiring and other installations are all part and parcel of this system. The flow of power through these systems is regulated by circuit breakers, which are the safety devices that stop the flow of electricity in case an overload is detected. However, there are a number of other issues part from overload that can cause problems in an electrical system. Short circuiting is one such problem that can cause a lot of damage and lead to fire as well, if it isn’t addressed on time.
How to identify the cause of short circuiting
There are times when a short circuit takes place in electrical appliances that are plugged into powerpoints which are clearly visible. However, this can occur in concealed wiring too, which poses a bigger issue as it’s not visible. If you want to be able to identify what is causing the short circuit, it’s important to know what steps to follow; take a look at what these are:
If there is electrical short circuiting, the circuit breaker will trip and stop the flow of electricity. The first thing to do is to actually locate where the main electrical panel is- you will generally find this in your basement, garage or utility room. Once you have located it, just open up its main cover, but don’t really attempt to touch anything just yet- you might experience an electrical shock.
Now identify which of the breakers has tripped – the one you should be looking out for is that which in in the ‘down’ position. After you have located that, find out exactly which circuit this breaker is connected to. Next you just have to unplug all the electrical equipment and appliances in that particular room. Reset that particular circuit breaker and confirm whether the short circuit issue has been resolved.
If you find that the breaker trips again, it simply means the short circuiting is located in the walls. On the other hand, if it doesn’t trip, it means some appliance or equipment is the culprit. The only way to identify the faulty piece is to successively plug every single appliance into the socket and switch on the power. If the breaker trips, it means that’s the problematic appliance.
Short circuiting –Other things to check
One more important check is to plug that piece into another socket. If there is still a short circuit, it means the socket is faulty. If it’s the latter, you would have to get a qualified and experienced Emergency Electrician Sydney to come and check the entire system and fix the fault without delay.
For any electrical services including checking for short circuiting issues, the number to call is 1300 725 894. We at Quick Connect Electrical provide 24 Hour Electrician in Sydney services and caters to commercial and residential customers. If you have any queries about our services, feel free to connect with our Sydney Electrician through this Contact Us form.
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