When you need TV aerial repair Bristol, you’ll probably assume you need a professional service from a provider in the area. But there are some basic checks you can carry out yourself to try to get to the bottom of the problem before you make that call.
If you do find that your TV aerial doesn’t respond to these checks, then it may well be worth contacting a TV aerial specialist such as aerial-installations-bristol.co.uk, but try these techniques first. You can find out more about how TV aerials work here.
1. Check the TV connections
If your TV reception is on the blink, begin by checking connections. Do this by checking the back of the TV and making sure that the cable’s plug is properly plugged into the right TV port. Very often the aerial plug becomes loose and it’s a very easy fix before calling out a specialist for TV aerial repair in Bristol!
2. Check the aerial cable
The next step is to check that the aerial cable is still properly attached to the antenna on the TV aerial. This will usually be attached to the chimney using a mast and lashing kit, or a fixed stand-off bracket on the house wall. The other place to look is the loft. You’re checking for visible damage or signs that the antenna is damaged, facing the wrong direction or the cable has become loose.
3. Check the socket
The last DIY check you can do is to verify that the socket is working. To do this, check out another aerial socket that you know is working. You could plug your TV into a spare TV point and then see if any problems still persist. If so, the aerial is likely to be damaged. If not, then it might just be that the cable is causing interference. This may mean that you only need to replace the cable rather than the whole TV aerial.
Try these tests the next time your TV is on the blink, and before you call for professional TV aerial repair in Bristol.