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Electrical Fault Finding

When you encounter short circuits, power outages or a range of other electrical problems, speedy electrical fault finding is crucial, whether it is residential or commercial needs.

Approved Electrix is skilled at using tools like ammeters, time domain reflectometers and voltage meters to identify electrical issues like overloaded or broken circuits, and provide speedy fault resolutions across Melbourne.

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The Necessity Of Electrical Fault-Finding Tests

Speedy and accurate electrical troubleshooting is paramount to avoiding issues like electrical fires, equipment damage and switchboard failure in Melbourne homes and businesses. 

Approved Electrix offers domestic and industrial electrical fault-finding services for every kind of electrical system, ranging from residential power points, to commercial vehicle detection systems and more. 

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Comprehensive Electrical Fault-Finding

Approved Electrix provides holistic fault-finding for electrical circuits in homes and businesses across east and southeast Melbourne. Our team of domestic and industrial electricians have done electrical fault-finding on a wide range of issues and across many different property types.

An electrician from Approved Electrix performing electrical fault finding on a control panel, demonstrating professional troubleshooting and repair services.

Fault-Finding For Electrical Circuits Across Melbourne

We offer a comprehensive electric fault-finding service to homes and businesses that includes electrical inspection services on lighting, wiring, safety systems and more to ensure that your property is 100% safe.

If you live within our service area, we also offer emergency electrical services, including emergency electrical fault-finding services. Simply call us at 03 8370 5737, and one of our electricians will be at your lot shortly. 

Ideal Choice For Electrical Fault Finding Across Melbourne

For over 25 years, Approved Electrix has been working with homes and businesses across Melbourne’s east and southeast suburbs on domestic electrical fault-finding. We work tirelessly to identify all your electrical circuit problems and resolve them promptly and with professionalism – ensuring that you can. 

25 Years Experience
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Whether you’re looking for electrical troubleshooting on a specific fault or just want to get some regular maintenance work done for your home or business premises, simply dial 03 8370 5737 or request a quote below. Our friendly team of Melbourne electricians is always happy to offer their support with any inquiry.


What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

Fantastic service yet again! Dean and his team always provide a professional service. The best electricians I have used. Very reasonable pricing and knowledgeable. Always on time. They fix all my electrical problems. I highly recommend them.
Linda Aykut
Linda Aykut
00:10 01 Jun 18
Really happy with the service and work I received from Dean and his apprentice. I had a number of new light fittings to install and also wanted some advice on getting power and lighting to our garages. I will book dean again for future work and highly recommend! Thanks again, Dean, the lighting looks amazing.
Angelique Both
Angelique Both
23:11 14 Jun 18
I am writing this review on behalf of my parents. I always use and recommend Dean to everyone. Recently my parents had a problem with random power going off at some parts of their home. Being elderly , Dean attended on site immediately, identified the issue and fixed it. He is very experienced and a genuine person , does not waste time and most importantly fixes the problem without overecharging. Would highly recommend Dean.
erbil aykutyan
erbil aykutyan
00:14 01 Jun 18
Dean is excellent! Arrives on time, professional, knowledgeable with impeccable after sales service. Nothing was a problem. If I could give him more stars I would! Highly recommend Dean to anyone looking for an electrician.
Andrew Wang
Andrew Wang
10:53 16 Apr 18
I freaked out when my two lights in my unit were down but the rest of the house was fine, luckily I found you guys in the area and you were a big help fixing this. Highly recommended
Emily Bui
Emily Bui
10:35 19 Jun 18
Very happy with Jordan and John’s ceiling fan installations. They were super efficient and friendly and provided a really reasonable quote as well. Thank you!
Andy Northrop
Andy Northrop
02:48 13 Oct 23
As a tradesperson myself I have seen and dealt with many trades of varying degrees of quality, from some of the best (rare) to some real shockers unfortunately. Dean and his team of guys most definitely impressed, the whole way through. Thanks Dean for coming by so quickly and for organising the job at lighting speed. Most appreciated thank you. Your guys were early/right on time and so friendly, polite and professional. I’m wrapped with Rob’s work and his meticulousness. Your team is teaching each other quality, and apprentice Shannon is so keen and willing to learn and keen to be helpful and back up his ‘mentor’ on the job at such a young age.. It was awesome to see!!! Quality is hard to find. Definitely highly recommend. Champions! Thank you
Lisa Heming
Lisa Heming
06:26 10 Sep 23
Dean with his excellent team (Al and John) did a number of electical jobs around our home recently. We are very happy with the whole process and outcome. Even when we added more items on the fly they were happy to accomodate and did everything to a very high standard. I highly recommend Approved Electrix for all your electrical needs!
Brett Chaney
Brett Chaney
06:41 25 Jul 23
Very happy with the job Dean and his team did for my ensuite bathroom that included 2 power points, light switches and downlights. They encountered a few problems caused from the previous tradies but were able rectify the issues with minimal fuss.Thanks again fellas.
10:38 23 Oct 23
I needed a data cable installed at our new unit. AE attended the site on short notice and provided a quote, and were able to start the job two days later. The day of the work, the electricians arrived promptly at their start time and completed their work. Would hire again.
Mike Lafky
Mike Lafky
08:01 03 Aug 23
I needed some domestic work: a mix of new power points and lights, the relocation of internet (FTTB) modem point to a more convenient location, and then running two cat6 network cables from the modem point across my apartment to another rooms.Dean responded fast to provide a detailed and competitive quote. Once confirmed he was able to schedule the job two days later.I work in IT and have seen lots of electrical work carried out by various electricians over the years so I'm confident in saying that his guys carried out the work very professionally.Rob turned up when they said he would, had the all necessary parts already with him, did the work to a high quality, and most impressively, was able to recommend creative and low cost solutions for a couple of things I hadn't considered, e.g. the network cables were cleverly able to be routed via the roof space to in between the narrow wall so there was no additional unsightly holes or conduit. Then they tested everything properly and cleaned up very well after themselves.This is all consistent with my previous experience when employing Dean several times over the past almost 10 years. Great service at reasonable prices... what more could you ask for?!
Jason Hay
Jason Hay
03:51 10 Jan 24
I have been using Dean and his team regularly since 2016 to assist with a range of electrical works at both my house and my parent's unit. Not only has he been very responsive and easy to deal with but the work is always of the highest quality. Highly recommended!
Anthony Hart
Anthony Hart
11:41 09 Jan 24
I went to the trouble of getting a number of quotes for a TV to be mounted & for x3 ceiling fans to be installed. Approved Electrix was not only the quickest business to respond, but the easiest to communicate with and had the most affordable quote. Their text message booking system was easy to use and made communication really easy. I was home the day the electrician (Al) came to do the job. He was so kind and helpful. He chatted to me about what he was doing and asked lots of questions has he installed the items to ensure they were positioned in the most ideal location. He even helped me fix up a few other small jobs in my house, he was wonderful & it was an excellent experience. I will definitely be using them again if I ever need electrical work done. Thank you for such a seamless service and thank you to Al for his work at my place 🙂
M Vecchio
M Vecchio
03:00 06 Dec 23
The boys did fantastic work very quickly at my place. My new garage is now wired up for cameras and electric car charging couldn’t be happier.Really appreciate Jordon accomodating changes to the plan on the fly as I thought of additional stuff I would like. Shannon also did great work from digging trenches to getting in the roof to run cables and wiring up all my new lights. I’ll definitely use these guys again.
Sam Freshly
Sam Freshly
05:26 28 Feb 24
Received 4 quotes for a switchboard upgrade. This group was the most professional and gave me the most confidence. Was flexible in adjusting the work to suit my preferences, turned up on time, work was completed without fuss and I was pleasantly surprised that they cleaned up everything at the end. I had an inspector drop by to review the work (because this included a new mains connection from the street) and they said it was a ‘good job’. Recommended.
John Moy
John Moy
00:58 25 Apr 24
Dean was super easy to coordinate with. Had 2 electricians out within hours who were super nice and replaced light switches fast. Really good prices, by far the cheapest. Would use again easily.
02:41 26 Apr 24
Very happy experience with Approved Electrix. Very prompt response to my request. Though mine was a small job, got rid of an unwanted wire and relocated a PowerPoint, it was done quickly and nicely. Thanks again to Dean and his team. Definitely will call them again when I have another job in the future.
07:04 27 Mar 24

Electrical fault Finding resolution For Your Home Or Business

Our licensed electricians have decades of experience performing electrical fault-finding tests on standalone houses, restaurants, apartment units, hotels and all other property types.

Whether the fault is affecting your switchboard, outlets, safety switches or any other components of your electrical system, we’ll diagnose and resolve all detected concerns promptly to ensure your home is safe.

Whether you live in Malvern, St Kilda, Toorak or another east or southeast Melbourne suburb, we’ll ensure your property satisfies electrical regulations.

It is our mission to make electric fault detection and resolution affordable to Melbourne home and business owners. Contact us today for a free quote.

When you choose Approved Electrix to help with your electrical fault-finding, here’s what you can expect:

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Why should I hire a licensed electrician to perform electrical fault-finding?

Performing electrical fault-finding and resolution yourself can be dangerous both to you and your property. Electrical fires, electrical shocks and arc flashes are all risks of electrical troubleshooting being conducted by inexperienced persons. 

To avoid these risks, you should always work with a licensed electrician when it comes to either domestic or commercial electrical fault-finding. WorkSafe Victoria strongly recommends that electrical fault-finding be conducted by licensed electricians.

Typically, the electrical troubleshooting process begins with a chat. Communication needs to be carried out to grasp a better idea of what the issues on the property are and the extent of the electrical troubleshooting that needs to be done. 

Next step is to conduct a thorough electrical fault-finding test of the entire property. It requires investigation on both specific problems clients have highlighted as well as the wider electrical system to look for any additional undetected faults. Performing electrical fault-finding on your outlets, switchboard, safety switches, your smoke detectors and all other electrical equipment is crucial.

If electrical issues are identified through the process of electrical troubleshooting, it should be either resolved immediately or reschedule a separate electrical fault resolution appointment depending on the case by case basis.

Absolutely. When we perform electrical fault-finding, we go over your circuitry with a fine-tooth comb and identify issues you wouldn’t have even noticed. Resolving problems before they arise is key to electrical safety, and regular electrical inspections are key to this. 

In fact, our expert engineers strongly recommend performing regular electrical diagnostic tests to stop problems before they even arise and keep your industrial or domestic property 100% safe.

The cost of electrical troubleshooting depends on the nature and the extent of your electrical issues. For example, it would cost more to perform electrical fault-finding and resolution on a completely malfunctioning switchboard than to perform some basic rewiring. 

Costs will also vary based on whether you’re looking for domestic or industrial electrical fault-finding. Emergency electrical troubleshooting will also cost more than our regular electrical inspection services. 

For an accurate estimate of electrical fault detection with Approved Electrix, don’t hesitate to contact us through our website and request a quote.

We provide electrical troubleshooting services on all types of electrical equipment. Here’s a list of some of the equipment that, in our experience, needs regular electrical fault-finding:

  • Power points/outlets
  • Switchboards
  • Safety switches
  • Car park signals 
  • Vehicle detection systems 
  • Pedestrian access control
  • Electric meters 
  • Transformers 
  • Switchgear
  • Panelboards 
  • Lighting fixtures