Residential Electrician in La Mensa
Whether it’s your home lighting, your electrical panel, or your outlets, you can count on Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for guaranteed electrical work from our certified electricians!
Virtually every homeowner must tackle routine maintenance and repair chores. And while you can perform many of these tasks yourself, it’s imperative that you hire an electrical contractor to keep you and your family safe when it comes to your electrical system.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we have over 32 years providing electrical troubleshooting and repair for homeowners in La Mesa and the greater San Diego area.
Contact us today for a consultation or appointment.
Why DIY Electrical Repairs Are a Bad Idea
Do-it-yourself electrical repair is like defending yourself in court. Sure, you can do it, but it’s better for everyone if you hire a professional.
With all of the YouTube videos and online tutorials available, it’s easy for the average homeowner to think they’re skilled enough to fix any household problem. And while that may be true for some issues like a running toilet or clogged drain, when it comes to electrical repair, you’re literally taking your life in your hands attempting to do it yourself.
If you think hiring an electrical contractor is too expensive or too much of a hassle, consider these reasons why it’s the best option.
Electrical Contractors Have Training & Education
To become a certified electrician, one must undergo rigorous schooling, training, and apprenticeship before getting their license. When you hire a professional electrician, they can identify problems more quickly, devise the safest solution to fix it, and spot potential issues that you won’t notice.
Electrical Contractors Perform Safer, More Effective Repairs
In general, do-it-yourself repairs are inferior to those you get when hiring a certified residential electrician. There’s almost always more to an electrical repair than meets the eye, and making a mistake can mean damaged appliances, electrical fire, shocks, and even fatality, which leads us to our third point.
Electrical Contractors Have Your Safety in Mind
Now, we’re not saying that doing electrical repairs yourself means you don’t care about your safety and the safety of your family. However, when you don’t have the education and are going by something you saw online, it creates a recipe for disaster that can have dire consequences. Certified electricians know electrical systems like the back of their hands and are licensed and insured to perform safe, effective repairs for your peace of mind.
To put it simply, it’s not worth risking life and limb just to save a few bucks on an electrical repair. Call the Point Loma Electric and Plumbing experts for guaranteed, safe, effective electrical work.
Most Common Signs You Need Electrical Panel Replacement
Your electrical panel is the brain of your home’s electrical system, and you count on it every day to provide efficient, reliable power throughout your house.
And if you’re like most homeowners, you never give your electrical panel a second thought, even when experiencing household electrical problems. However, a failing or malfunctioning electrical panel can make your home life miserable, and here are the most common signs saying that it’s time to upgrade.
You Have a Fuse Box
If you live in a home built before the 1960s, chances are you have a fuse box instead of a breaker panel. While fuse boxes were revolutionary for the time, they’ve outlived their usefulness and can be dangerous. Most fuse boxes can’t handle the power requirements of modern family life, and you may notice dimming or flickering lights or frequently blown fuses when using power-hungry devices like hairdryers and microwaves. Call an electrical contractor and ask about an electrical panel upgrade to meet your family’s power demands effectively.
Another sign that your electrical panel needs replacing is if your lights dim or flicker when running other appliances. Although this is common in older homes with fuse boxes, it can happen with breaker panels as well. It’s easy for a family to outgrow an electrical panel’s capacity, so if you have electrical issues like these.
Frequent Breaker Trips
If you have to reset your electrical panel’s breakers frequently, it means your current electrical system can’t effectively deliver the power you need. You can reduce breaker trips by strategically using appliances until your electrical contractor can make the upgrade.
If you’re not sure it’s time to upgrade your electrical panel, call one of our expert electricians for an inspection today.
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La Mesa’s Trusted Residential Electrician
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing have provided homeowners in La Mesa and the greater San Diego area with safe, effective, and guaranteed electrical repair for over 32 years.
We offer a comprehensive list of electrical services and are experts at bringing older homes up to code and ready to meet the power needs of this generation.
Whether you need breaker and fuse services, an electrical panel upgrade, rewiring, a whole-house surge protector, or an emergency generator installation, we’ve got you covered. Call us today at 619-224-0672. We are serving the Greater San Diego area!
When it’s time to hire an electrical contractor you can trust, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing. We provide fair, upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee!