Residential Electrician in San Diego
From the lights in your kitchen to the outlets in your living room, keep your electrical system at its best with expert electricians from Point Loma Electric and Plumbing!
Owning an older home means facing a variety of problems. In most cases, it’s something simple like an overflowing toilet or a leaky pipe under the sink. But when it comes to your electrical system, these issues may less immediately obvious, yet have the potential to be very dangerous.
You rely on your electricity to power your appliances, charge your devices, and keep the lights on. However, many older homes were built to handle today’s electricity demands. When there’s an issue caused by an outdated electrical panel or faulty wiring, you not only lose access to all those necessities but also put your own safety at risk. It’s time to request assistance from a residential electrician San Diego homeowners trust.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has been serving the greater San Diego area for over 33 years. As San Diego’s Older Home specialists, we can help with all your electrical needs including troubleshooting, repair, and installation services.
Electrical Services for San Diego’s Older Homes
Electrical systems are complex. A problem in one component can indicate an issue in another or warn of potential problems. It takes experience and skill to solve the electrical problems that older homes face. Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has what it takes to provide a permanent solution. We offer a wide range of electrical services from a team of electricians who have seen it all.
We offer the very best in electrical services:
- Electrical Repairs
- Electrical Outlet & Switch Services
- Electrical Panel Services
- Electrical Wiring Services
- Indoor Lighting
- Ceiling Fans & Chandeliers
- Light Switches & Dimmers
- LED Lighting & Retrofit
- Outdoor Lighting
- Whole House Fans
- Smoke Detector Installation
- Whole House Surge Protector
- Hot Tub Wiring
- Electrical Safety Inspection
- Electric Vehicle Charging Station
- Solar Power
The electrical panel is the heart of your home’s system. Be sure it’s up to date with a panel upgrade and enjoy improved performance and added safety.
Signs You Need an Electrical Contractor
It’s important to note that all electrical repair service needs to be done by a qualified electrician. However, it’s still important to know warning signs so you can get service before it leads to an emergency. Common indicators include:
- Flickering lights
- Outlets or switches that are hot to the touch
- Exposed wiring
- Buzzing sound from your electrical panel
- Loose outlets or plug connections
- Strange odors or burning smells
- Constantly blow fuses or tripped breakers
If any of these issues sound familiar, it’s time to contact your electrical contractor. At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we take the time to troubleshoot your issues because in many cases, they can be related to another system in your home. Our goal is to find the ideal solution that keeps your home and family safe.
Common Electrical Issues
As your full-service electrical company, you can count on our staff to help with any and all issues. Some of our most common fixes include:
The outlets in your home are your direct connection to the electrical grid. Whether you’re powering your device or using your appliances, a faulty outlet can lead to serious damage. We offer outlet replacement services and can help you leverage these receptacles for all your home needs. Most people are not aware that one of the most common causes of home electrical fires is a loose wiring connection behind the walls at an electrical outlet.
Outdated Electrical Panel
If your panel is constantly flipping breakers or unable to accommodate any new appliances, there’s a problem. If your home’s electrical infrastructure isn’t ready for modern appliances, there’s a fix. Electrical panels can easily be upgraded and are one of the best modifications you can make in your home.
Lack of properly placed and operating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
One of the simplest and most important safeguards for your home and family is properly operating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. All smoke detectors should be tested and have their batteries changed on an annual basis. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be replace at least every 10 years.
Lack of GFCI Outlets
Since the 1970’s GFCI outlets have been a requirement in all areas where water could be present. This includes kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and outside. GFCI outlets are an important safety feature of all homes. They are designed to prevent shock and possible electrocution. It is important that your home is equipped with GFCI outlets where required and that they are checked for proper operation on an annual basis.
Faulty wiring is the leading cause of house fires. If your home is still using aluminum wiring, has cloth covered or knob and tube wiring or there’s exposed wiring sparking, you can count on our electricians for prompt and reliable wiring repairs.
Looking to save on energy costs and add functionality to your home? It can start with lighting upgrades. Not only can our electricians help with new electrical installations for light fixtures, but also we offer LED retrofits to help modernize your older home and save money on your electric bill.
Some older homes have outlets that were installed before three-pronged grounded outlets were common. You may look around your house and notice some or all the outlets have two parallel slots but lack a third.
If your plugs are loose or fall out of the outlets, this can be a very serious safety hazard. Replacing your old and worn outlets is one of the quickest and least expensive updates you can make to your home to ensure the safety of your family and home.
How can you plug in your TV and other devices with three-pronged cables? We’ll establish a continuous electrical path to the main panel or install a ground-fault circuit interrupter outlet.
Poor or Lack of Surge Protection
While all homeowners have surge protectors for their electronics like TVs and laptops, it still doesn’t protect the main systems in your home. With a whole-home surge protector installed at the panel, you can protect your entire home from any power grid issues.
If you want to be sure your home’s electrical system is up to code, be sure to schedule a safety inspection today. It can help you get on the path to a safer and more efficient home.
Why Electrical DIY Is Almost Always a Bad Idea
With tons of YouTube channels and tutorials online, many homeowners may feel as though they can tackle that faulty wiring or damaged outlet on their own. However, DIY electrical repairs can lead to extensive damage, fire risks and can even put your very safety at risk. Additionally, all electrical repairs and installations need to follow the local codes in the greater San Diego area and can open your home up to fines and levies in the event an inspection is done in the future.
Instead of going through that hassle, rely on a reputable electrical company instead. At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we’ve been serving homeowners in the area for over 33 years. With an A+ rating with the BBB and 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed with every service, we can make a challenging situation that much easier. Best of all, we also specialize in electrical services for older homes, helping bring many of the beautiful properties in the greater San Diego area up to code!
San Diego’s Older Home Specialists
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has been providing local area homeowners with expert electrical services for over 33 years. We work with experienced, qualified electricians to serve your electrical needs. Whether you want us to rewire your entire home or fix a single electrical outlet, Point Loma will provide you with knowledgeable electricians, prompt response times and friendly, courteous service.
We are San Diego’s older home specialists! From upgrading your light fixtures to installing a new electrical panel, we provide a complete range of electrician services tailored to the unique needs of older homes. We can repair or install any electrical wiring for you including aluminum, knob and tube or cloth-coated electrical wire replacement, new electrical circuits, whole house surge protectors, smoke detectors, custom lighting or electrical panel upgrades.
See how we stand out as leading San Diego electricians!
- Fair, upfront pricing: We prioritize transparency, so you know that you’re getting the most value for our services.
- Knowledgeable technicians: Each of our electricians has the experience needed to perform stellar work in any older San Diego home.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee: We work hard to achieve the same level of expert service for every customer. If the problem persists after we leave, we’ll turn right around and help you.
- Easy financing: We work with San Diego homeowners to make electrical work affordable on any budget. Ask our customer service team about the financial options available to you.
Request Electrical Services in San Diego
Looking for a reliable company in the San Diego, California, area to update your old home’s electricity? The old home experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing are here to help. Call us at (619) 224-0672 or contact us online!
Let our years of experience work to keep your family safe
and the power on!