What's the Problem?

If the lights in your home are flickering or your circuit breaker keeps cutting out, that may mean that your electrical network is not functioning properly.

The B&W Electric team is ready to provide the answers. Whether it is making suggestions for simple fixes or providing prompt repairs for more complicated issues, we are available to provide the service you need when you need it!

Troubleshooting Electrical Systems

It's important to remember that a licensed electrician is ultimately the go-to-professional when it comes to performing any repairs or upgrades to an electrical system. 

Nevertheless, there are some initial steps homeowners and businesses can take to troubleshoot problems before calling in a professional.

Checking the Circuit Breaker - The first thing residents should do is to check the circuit breaker. Sometimes, after a circuit breaker has tripped, all it needs is to be switched OFF and back ON again to perform a manual reset of the system.

Testing the Outlets - Surprisingly, a big cause of electrical problems is having loosely plugged outlets. When experiencing issues with an outlet, unplug any devices and test the outlet with a different device to ensure it's working properly. If the outlet is still not working, there may be an issue with the wiring or the outlet itself that requires the attention of an electrician.

Consulting the Owner's Manual for Appliances - Sometimes, the problem is not with the system but with the appliance itself. Perhaps the issue is just with a specific electrical device rather than the outlet or panel. In this case, consult the owner's manual for troubleshooting tips first.

Benefits of Professionally-focused troubleshooting

While some basic troubleshooting steps can help homeowners and businesses identify some common electrical issues, it's critical to remember that other situations can be dangerous. These scenarios should always be handled directly by an electrician. Attempting to troubleshoot and repair electrical issues without proper training and equipment can put the entire household at risk. 

Getting a professional to troubleshoot your electrical concerns can save you time and money. Trying to figure out what's going wrong independently can be time-consuming and frustrating. Electrical issues can be complex, cumbersome, and not always easy to identify the underlying cause of the problem. 

Professional electricians have the expertise necessary to accurately identify the issue and determine the best course of action required for repair and/or replacement. 

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Our team is ready to walk you through the process of an electrical inspection and assist you in making an informed decision that best suits your needs and your pocket book!

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B&W Electric is here to help!