Many of the companies that perform aerial repairs and maintenance will give you a quote on the telephone before they come to your home to perform aerial repairs and maintenance. The likely range is between 35 and 40, but you should ask for a quote before the company arrives at your home.
Some conditions or issues commonly occur and require aerial repairs and maintenance, these include:
Digital reception issues:
* Issues with picture freezing, referred to as pix-elation, picture breaks up into small squares.
* Channels are missing and you only receive a portion of those channels you subscribe to, or worse, none at all.
Analogue reception issues:
* Color loss;
* Shadowing, or pictures in the background.
* grainy or snowy picture;
* Ghosting or a reflection of pictures;
A good technician can easily identify and repair these issues or do an on site diagnosis to ensure that all equipment is aligned an in good working order, using a signal meter. If any cables or connections are loose or faulty, this can also be easily rectified with simple easy repairs.
Reputable companies will attempt to perform the repairs by using the existing equipment in order to save you money, but keep in mind that if more work is required, you should request a quote before proceeding to have the repairs done. At times, repair work required is dependent upon the age or quality of what you already have in place. Sometimes it is a better use of your money to replace the current system instead of attempting to repair it.