Escondido Residential Electrical Contractor
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is the residential electrician you can trust to keep your home’s electrical systems safe and efficient.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we’ve served homeowners in Escondido and the greater San Diego area for over 32 years with certified service that’s 100% guaranteed.
We’re the area’s premier older home specialists, bringing old homes’ electrical systems up to code and providing upgrades to meet today’s power demands. Our certified electricians will help you with all of your electrical needs, including electrical troubleshooting, outlet upgrades, rewiring, and more.
Contact us online or by phone to book your appointment.
Most Common Problems That Require a Residential Electrician
During our 32 plus years in business, we’ve seen about every electrical problem you can imagine, and probably some you can’t!
However, some electrical problems are more common than others. Here are the most frequent electrical issues we encounter.
- Flickering lights
- Outlets or switches that are hot to the touch
- Exposed wiring
- Buzzing noise coming from your electrical panel
- Loose outlets or plug connections
- Constant breaker trips or blown fuses
- Burning electrical odors
While it’s tempting to try and fix these problems yourself to save a few bucks, one mistake can be fatal, which is why it’s in your best interest to hire a certified electrical contractor for all of your electrical repair work.
Why You Should Upgrade to GFCI Outlets
Most building codes for new homes require having GFCI outlets to pass inspection. However, if you have an older home, it’s an upgrade worth considering, and here’s why.
What’s a GFCI Outlet?
A GFCI outlet stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor. These outlets protect appliances and your electrical system by shutting off power if it detects a short or ground fault.
Sounds good, right? But why should you upgrade?
Well, if you have outlets near a water source, such as in the bathroom, the kitchen, the garage, or outdoors, they’re prone to short circuits when exposed to water. If you’re using a device like a hairdryer, a GFCI outlet protects you against shock if it comes into contact with water.
What About AFCI Outlets?
Besides GFCI outlets, you may be familiar with AFCI or Arc Fault Circuit Interruptor outlets. AFCI outlets work similarly to GFCI outlets; however, these are best to protect against problems from deteriorated wiring such as electrical fires.
To determine which outlet is suitable for your needs, call one of our certified technicians for an inspection and recommendation.
Check out our service areas to determine if we’re operating near you.
Why You Shouldn’t Attempt Do-It-Yourself Electrical Repairs
With all of the YouTube videos and online tutorials available, it’s easy for the average handyman to think they can tackle any household repair project. However, making a mistake fixing a leaky faucet doesn’t come with the same risks as making a mistake repairing faulty wiring. One leaves you with a wet floor while the other could send you to the hospital or worse.
Simply put, it’s not worth risking your home or your life just to save a few bucks on electrical repairs.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we have over 32 years of certified electrical repair experience and an A+ rating from the BBB. We’re fully licensed and insured, so you can trust our experts to provide safe, effective repairs that stand up to code inspections. If you’re looking for repairs or installation, call us today at 619-224-0672.
Whether you need electrical troubleshooting, outlet upgrades, or general electrical repair, you can count on the pros at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing; we guarantee it!