Lakeside Residential Electrician
When Lakeside residents need a residential electrician they can trust, they call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing time and again. Why? Because we have over 32 years of experience and guarantee our work 100%.
If you’re handy, you can perform many household repairs yourself. However, with your home’s electrical system, a mistake made during a DIY electrical repair can have dire consequences.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we have over 32 years providing safe, effective electrical repairs to homeowners in Lakeside and throughout the greater San Diego area.
We also specialize in upgrading old electrical systems to meet the power demands of the 21st century and adhere to local building codes.
Our Expert Electrical Repair Service
Owning a home means facing what seems like a never-ending series of repairs and chores to keep your home in top form. However, with your electrical system, it’s crucial that you have a residential electrician you can rely on for safe repairs and installations.
Whether it’s upgrading an outdated electrical panel, or installing new indoor light fixtures, you can count on our professionals no matter the job’s size.
We strive to be Lakeside’s one-stop-shop for all things electrical, including:
- Electrical panel services
- Indoor and outdoor lighting
- Whole house generator services
- Whole house surge protectors
- Electrical troubleshooting
- Electrical safety inspections
- Outlet and switch services
- LED lighting and retrofits
- Hot tub wiring
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- And more
When experience counts, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing!
When to Call an Electrical Contractor
Whether you’re remodeling your home or need a GFCI receptacle installation, it’s best to hire a certified residential electrician instead of doing it yourself or getting a friend who ‘knows a little about electrical work.’ Hiring a professional residential electrician ensures you’re getting safe repairs and upgrades from someone with the proper training and experience.
Here are the most common situations that warrant hiring an electrical contractor.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
If you live in an older home with a fuse box instead of a breaker panel, you should know that upgrading to a breaker panel brings your home up to current building codes, provides more efficient power, and is safer than running an old fuse box. Also, upgrading your electrical panel can give you discounts or reduce your homeowners’ insurance premiums.
If you’re sick of the 80s track lighting in your home and want something modern and more aesthetically pleasing, consider upgrading your light fixtures. At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we provide indoor and outdoor lighting upgrades and LED retrofits.
Improve Home’s Power Performance
Another reason to call an electrical contractor is if your power demands exceed what your electrical panel can provide. This manifests in frequent breaker trips, dimming or flickering lights, or power surges. Call us for an inspection if you’re taxing your electrical system with additional device chargers, gaming systems, and power-hungry appliances.
Hiring a professional electrical contractor is the safest way to conduct electrical repairs and get the most out of your home’s electrical system.
How to Know You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade
We have many beautiful old homes throughout the San Diego area. But many houses still rely on outdated electrical panels and fuse boxes, which are unsafe and unable to meet the demands of today’s power-hungry families.
Here are the most common signs it may be time to upgrade your electrical panel.
You Have A Fuse Box
Homes built before 1960 typically use fuse boxes, which were revolutionary for the time. But, back then, the average home ran efficiently on 60 amps of electrical capacity; today, we need much more than that. It’s not uncommon for today’s homes to need 150 to 200 amps to meet their power consumption needs.
Frequent Breaker Trips
An occasional breaker trip isn’t cause for concern. But if it happens every day or so, it means you have an overloaded circuit. Ignoring this problem can cause damage to appliances, so call a professional electrician for an inspection and to determine if an electrical panel upgrade is the solution.
You Don’t Have Enough Outlet
Do you have to tip-toe through the spider’s web of extension cords and power strips strewn about the house? If you rely on these to compensate for a lack of outlets, you risk overloading an outlet, which can lead to a short circuit. Instead of extension cords and power strips, call an electrician and ask about adding more outlets.
Dimming or Flickering Lights
When lights flicker or dim when you run an appliance like a microwave, it’s a sign that you’re drawing too much power from the circuit. And while you could add a sub panel, your best bet is to upgrade the panel or move the appliance to a dedicated circuit.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is the area’s older home specialist. In Lakeside, contact us for expert electrical repair today!