Chula Vista Residential Electrician
Whether it’s flickering lights or constantly tripping breakers, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing when you need expert electrical troubleshooting in Chula Vista!
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has served Chula Vista and the greater San Diego area for over 32 years. As a locally owned electrical contractor, we believe that our customers deserve full transparency, which is why we always provide fair, upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
When it comes to your home’s electrical system, don’t take chances on do-it-yourself repairs; call the certified pros at Point Loma Electrical and Plumbing and be safe!
Contact us for safe, effective electrical repairs.
5 Most Common Household Electrical Issues
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we’ve seen and repaired virtually every electrical problem during our 32+ years in business, including these five most common household electrical problems.
Household outlets endure a lot of wear and tear over years of constant use, and a damaged outlet can ruin your expensive electrical appliances or gadgets. Call us for expert outlet replacement service to give you the power and protection you need.
Outdated Electrical Panel Repair
Suppose you experience constant breaker trips when using power-hungry appliances. In that case, it’s probably because your needs have exceeded what your electrical panel can safely provide, which is common in older homes. Fortunately, electrical panel upgrades are easy and cost-effective.
Another common problem we encounter, especially in older homes, is outdated wiring, which can lead to various electrical issues, including fire. If your home still contains old aluminum wiring or you have outlets that spark when you plug in, call for wiring replacement immediately to keep your family safe.
You may not realize it, but the old lights that came with your home can cost you higher energy bills. Installing lighting upgrades and fixtures such as LED retrofits will not only bring your electric bills back in line, but they can add functionality and elegance to your home as well.
Inferior Surge Protection
You’re probably familiar with those surge protectors you get at the store, but those don’t always provide the protection you need to keep your valuable devices safe. With a whole-home surge protector installed at the electrical panel, you get protection from power grid problems throughout the house.
The electricians at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing are certified, licensed, and fully insured, so you can count on them with all of your electrical repairs, upgrades, and installations.
Why You Should Hire an Electrical Contractor Instead of Doing it Yourself
There’s nothing wrong with putting in a little elbow grease and fixing those household problems yourself. However, there’s one area you should leave to the professionals, and that’s electrical work, and here’s why.
Even though an electrical problem may seem straightforward, a minor mistake can cause significant damage to appliances, electrical shocks, or fire.
In the United States, it’s estimated that nearly 50,000 fires occur because of electrical malfunctions every year, which means this isn’t something to take lightly.
When you hire a professional residential electrician, you can trust their education and experience to do the job safely and correctly.
It’s More Cost-Effective
One of the biggest reasons people choose to fix things themselves is to save money; however, electrical issues are often complex, and a mistake can lead to damaged appliances or electrical systems, which are typically more expensive to fix than if you’d called a professional, to begin with.
It Gives You Peace of Mind
Electrical circuits and appliances are complicated, and unless you’re experienced, you probably don’t know what every part does or how it interacts with the others. If you attempt an electrical repair yourself, can you be sure it’s safe for the long term?
When you hire a certified residential electrician, you can trust their years of experience to perform safe and effective repairs so you can sleep well at night instead of worrying about electrical fires or the chance of someone in the house getting shocked.
Before you attempt to fix an electrical issue yourself, ask if it’s worth putting your family and home at risk just to save a few bucks, and then call Point Loma Electrical and Plumbing for help.
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Our Breaker and Fuse Services
The electrical panel is where the main power line from the grid comes into the home to power all of your electric-hungry devices. Depending on your electrical panel’s age, you might have fuses or breakers whose role is to cut power in the event of a power surge.
If you have an old or malfunctioning breaker or fuse panel, your valuable appliances and electronics are at risk of damage.
Here are the most common signs you need breaker panel repair.
Frequent Breaker Trips
WHen yor electrical panel wears out, it becomes susceptible to power surges, which often results in frequent breaker trips or blown fuses. As mentioned, this sometimes happens with age or it could be that your home’s electrical needs have outgrown what your panel is capable of providing. If you find that you’re constantly resetting breakers, call us to inspect your home’s electrical system.
The Breakers Don’t Reset
Resetting a breaker should solve the problem of your appliance or electronic device not getting power; however, if you reset the breaker and nothing happens, it could mean your electrical panel needs replacing.
You Have An Outdated Fuse Box
There are many century homes throughout the San Diego area that still rely on the original fuse box that came with the house. While these devices were perfect for their era, today, they pose risks of poor electrical connections, lost energy, and electrical fires. Upgrading to a modern electrical panel allows you to add more circuits and split up ones that are overloaded.
Your Lights Flicker or Dim When Using Other Appliances
If your electrical needs exceed what your electrical panel can supply, it often manifests in dimming or flickering lights when using a power hungry appliance such as a microwave. Many older homes don’t contain enough circuits to meet the needs of modern living, so upgrading your electrical panel is the ideal way to solve this problem.
Why Work With Our Team
We are your local electrical experts. Electrical issues in your home can be very complex and require professional attention. Luckily, you have a reliable team on your side to assist you with all of your home electrical needs. La Jolla residents need professional, reliable services and we’re here to deliver on that. When you work with us, you can expect:
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Knowledgeable technicians
- Fair, upfront pricing
- Easy financing
If you’re looking for repairs or installation, call us today at 619-224-0672. We are serving the Greater San Diego area!
When you need a trusted residential electrician, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing. We’ve served Chula Vista and the greater San Diego area for over 32 years and guarantee our work 100%.