Electrical Troubleshooting

Providing Electrical & HVAC Services in Longview & the Nearby Areas for 40+ Years

Electrical Troubleshooting

Finding Reliable Electrical Solutions for Your Southwest Washington Home or Business

Most electrical issues are too complex—or too hazardous—for home and business owners to try to fix on their own. However, that doesn’t mean that every electrical problem requires a service call.

At Rawhide Electric Services, our professional electricians can assist you with troubleshooting common residential and commercial electrical problems over the phone. In many cases, we are able to help you resolve the problem without the hassle of an in-person service. Even in instances where a service call is still necessary, over-the-phone troubleshooting can allow us to get a better idea of the issue at hand and arrive prepared to make the necessary repairs.

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Troubleshooting Guide For Common Electrical Problems

Some electrical problems can be fixed with a few simple adjustments. Check out our troubleshooting guide for common residential and commercial electrical issues to learn more!

Problem: Your Circuit Breaker Trips Frequently

A circuit breaker that trips frequently is a sign that you’re using more electricity than the breaker can handle. Determine what caused the circuit breaker to trip. Were you using a hair dryer? Try switching it to the “low” setting. Do you have too many high-wattage devices plugged into a single circuit? Try unplugging any devices and/or appliances that are not in use.

A tripped circuit breaker is doing its job to protect your property and your valuable appliances, but a circuit breaker that trips all the time is a hassle. If your circuit breaker trips all the time, you may need to upgrade your electrical panel. Contact Rawhide Electric Services to learn more.

Problem: Your Lightbulbs Burn Out Very Quickly

Depending on the type of lightbulbs you’re using, they should last anywhere from 1,000 to 50,000 hours. Traditional incandescent bulbs will burn out much more quickly than their LED counterparts. Switching from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs could help you solve this problem. If this doesn’t help, however, and you’re still experiencing lightbulbs that burn out very quickly, you may have a larger issue.

At Rawhide Electric Services, our team of Longview safety inspection technicians provide comprehensive electrical home safety inspections in Longview, Kelso, and throughout Southwest Washington.

An electrical home safety inspection is an important step that can help you avoid costly and dangerous accidents. It is especially important to schedule a safety inspection if you are selling or purchasing a home, but you should also have an electrician conduct a safety inspection if:

Some reasons your lightbulbs may be burning out too quickly:

  • Your home is more than 40 years old.

  • You are adding new appliances.

  • You are making substantial renovations to your home.

We’re extremely pleased to serve a wide, diverse area, including customers from a number of different cities all across Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. Call Rawhide Electric Services at (360) 577-3860 today if you need your electrical system repaired, an air conditioning repair or replacement, or even a heater service!




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An electrical home safety inspection is an important step that can help you avoid costly and dangerous accidents.


At Rawhide Electric Services, we are committed to providing the highest level of excellence in the home service industry. As a family owned and operated business built on the expertise of three generations of electric and HVAC professionals, we are proud to serve Southwest Washington with exceptional workmanship and unmatched customer care. If you need electrical, heating, or air conditioning services in Longview, Kelso, WA or throughout the nearby areas, just give us a call. We get the job done on time and right—the first time.

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Looking for heating and air conditioning services in the Battle Ground, Washougal, or Portland areas? Rawhide Electric has you covered! We’re conveniently located in Kelso, WA and Vancouver, WA, allowing us to serve surrounding areas, including Northern Oregon.

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