Maintenance & Repair
Don’t wait for a potential electrical hazard to put you and your family at risk or cause unnecessary inconvenience. Electrical problems can easily arise and create an unsafe home environment. We fix a wide array of problems, including overloaded circuit-breaker panels, faulty outlets, dangerous self installations, and unsafe wiring.
Important electrical service repairs and maintenance for the home:
- Whole-House Electrical Inspection
- Circuit-Panel Upgrades
- Breakers and Fuses
- Outlets and Circuits
- Ground Fault Interrupt Circuits
- Appliance Circuits
- Surge Protectors
- Whole-House Surge Protection
- Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Exhaust Fans
- Air-Conditioning Wiring
- Electric Heat
- Ranges and Dryers
- Code Corrections
- And more…
Should I be Concerned About Dead or Loose Outlets?
In addition to dead or faulty outlets, loose outlets can also be a concern. You should address your outlets when cords begin falling out of them. The fingers inside should have a certain amount of tension that holds the plug in place. Cracked or broken outlets and wall plates should also be replaced. These can expose members of your household to dangerous connection points and wiring. In addition, your 2-prong outlets can easily be updated to modern 3-prong outlets.
Do Flickering Lights and Noisy Switches Really Matter?
Switches that are hot or making crackling and sizzling sounds are very much a cause for alarm. Lights that flicker when you operate their switches are also a problem. These effects, caused by loose electrical connections or bad contacts, are all signs that your switches may be faulty or going bad. If left unattended, the ramifications of these dangerous faulty electrical connections can include shorting your circuit breaker, blowing out the fuse box, or even an electrical fire.
Does a Power Surge Have True Potential for Damage?
A single power surge, albeit brief, can cost you thousands of dollars by damaging televisions, computers, and other electronics and appliances. A power surge is a spike in voltage that can cause a peak of electrical current within an appliance. The heat that is generated may damage the electronic circuit boards and other components of the appliance. Smaller, continuous power surges may also slow or shorten the life of your appliances and electronics over time.
Can I Overload my Circuit Breaker Panel?
Your circuit breaker panel is the very heart of your home. Like the veins and arteries that carry much-needed blood to organs and limbs, circuits and wires carry the essential electricity that powers your televisions, computers, and refrigerators,. Just as your heart needs taken care of in order to keep blood pumping, your circuit breaker panel needs maintenance in order to keep electricity pumping. Your circuit breaker panel requires the right load (amount) of electricity to meet the electrical demand of you and your environment. Overloaded circuits can trip breakers, shutting down the flow of electrical power. As you add more people, appliances, and electrical devices to your home, you’ll need more electricity. When this happens, call a professional Pittsburgh electrician to evaluate your needs and upgrade your panel.