When Is It Time To Call an Electrician?

How do you know when it's the right time to call an electrician? There are several problems that a building faces during regular use that can cause damage if left neglected. Not all of the fixes can be done with the assistance of a DIY video on Youtube and require real know-how.

First and foremost, only attempt to fix electrical concerns if you are properly prepared to fix them. You could easily cause injury to yourself by electrocution or to your property by fire, and in severe cases, even death. Make sure you are confident and knowledgeable about the project before getting started. If you smell something like melting wires or smoke always shut the main power source off and call a professional or 911.

Your home and garage need regular maintenance to provide safe and comfortable living for you and your family. If something isn't working like it did before, chances are that a quick fix will have it up and running like new in no time. Some very common electrical problems that homeowners face include but are not limited to insecure wiring, wrong wiring size, unprotected wiring, dead outlets, breaker box issues, and outdated wiring.

One step in fixing electrical malfunctions is testing with a meter to see if the area is getting the correct amount of electric current to it. Different places require different readings so make sure you know the correct values you are looking for.

Whether you are an electrician or a do-it-yourselfer, make sure you are safe. Always wear gloves to prevent shock damage. Use electrical rubber gloves in any application where there is a chance of coming in contact with at least 50 volts of AC. Proper fitting gloves is important too. Make sure you have the correct safety glove and size.

Use the correct measuring tools. A Digital Clamp Meter Multimeter Tester can check a number of electrical jobs so you can get started with ease. 

The package of capacitor tester included:
  • 1-Multimeter
  • 2- AAA Battery
  • 1-Combination lead
  • 4-Connection socket
  • 2-PVC cable
  • 2-Copper needle
  • 2-U-shaped insert
  • 2-Meter pen
  • 2-Alligator clips
  • 2-Puncture needle
  • 1-Multimeter Test Lead
  • 1-Instruction Manual
  • 1-Storage bag. 
  • ANNENG electrical tester provides a lifetime service and technical support

What is so cool about the clamp meter is you can it to check your voltage of electricity of a covered wire. You do not have to be in direct contact of the wire itself. The clamp opens by pressing the trigger on the side to open the clamp. Slide the wire into the opening and release the trigger. Once the clamp is closed it will measure the current going through the wire. Please note that multiple wires will not read with an accurate measure. 

This meter also comes with the attachment to measure direct wires. The leads plug into the meter and allow the user to check the current of the wires directly by touching the prong to the wires or into the outlet.

The extra accessories that come with the Aneng Meter comes with allows for checking any value you may need to check. Use the dial on the clamp to select the value that you are attempting to diagnose. Once the dial is set and the meter is on, you will see the digital read out on the backlit screen. It's so simple to use even for beginers all the way up to professionals. 
  • AC/DC Voltage
  • Capacitance
  • Resistance
  • Diodes
  • Continuity Frequency

 Check out the ANENG Digital Clamp Meter Multimeter Tester 4000 Counts with NCV Amp Ohm Volt Meter on Amazon and you can watch the video demonstrating all of the accessories and ways to use the meter. 

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