Poway Electrical Contractor
Trust Point Loma Electric and Plumbing when you need an experienced residential electrician from your kitchen lights to the outlets throughout your house. We have over 32 years of serving residents in Poway and throughout the greater San Diego area.
Your home’s electrical system is one of the most vital pieces of your home’s puzzle. Going without electricity for even a few hours can feel like you’re living in the stone age. So, when it comes to your home’s electric system, it makes sense to trust repairs and installations to certified electrical contractors instead of risking the system doing it yourself.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is a locally owned plumbing company that’s served the greater San Diego area for over 32 years. We promise to give you the very best electrical service at affordable prices and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Why Do-It-Yourself Electrical Repair Is a Bad Idea
Understandably, you want to save money doing household repairs. But, not all DIY projects are created equal. Making a mistake fixing a plumbing issue can leave you with a wet mess to clean up, while a mistake during electrical repair can lead to fire, shock, or death.
It’s easy to feel confident doing household repair work with the prevalence of YouTube tutorials. Still, nothing takes the place of the years of training and experience that goes into becoming a certified electrician.
If you’re still not convinced, here are a few things to consider.
DIY Electrical Repair Puts Everyone at Risk
No matter how minor the repair, all electrical work comes with risk ––risk to your health and your property. Professional electricians know the proper procedures to reduce these risks when working on a job, to keep themselves, you, and your family safe.
Your Insurance Probably Won’t Cover You
If a mistake made during an electrical repair causes fire or damage, your homeowner’s insurance probably won’t cover it, which means that money is coming out of your pocket. Certified electrical contractors are insured for a reason; it protects you and your home should something go awry.
There Are Legal Issues
Now, we’re not saying you’re going to get in trouble for fixing an outlet, but many electrical repairs require permits, and in some places, it’s illegal to perform this work without a license. If you’re untrained and someone is injured when attempting an electrical repair, you can be held liable for damages.
The bottom line is that it’s safer to hire a professional electrician when you need electrical work.
Our Electrical Panel Repair Service
Your home’s electrical panel is the director of the entire electrical system. A failure at this juncture can leave you without power or damage to your expensive appliances and electronics.
When you have an electrical issue, it’s not always clear where the problem is coming from, which is where an electrical contractor can help.
However, there are signs that the problem may lie with your electrical panel, and here’s what to look for.
- Frequent breaker trips.
- Breaker trips when you plug in a particular appliance.
- You have an older home with a fuse box instead of a breaker panel.
- You notice black or burned spots on the electrical panel or wall outlet.
- Your wires show signs of melting.
- Hissing or buzzing noises coming from the electrical panel.
- Power surges or flickering lights when you turn on appliances like a microwave or dishwasher.
Depending on your home’s age, an electrical panel upgrade can bring it up to code and add value if you decide to sell it.
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Our Outlet Repair & Upgrade Service
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t give much thought to your outlets, despite relying on them every day. However, outlets wear out and need replacing, or you might consider upgrading your outlets to take advantage of features to make your life more convenient.
GFCI Outlet Upgrades
If you have electrical outlets near water, such as the bathroom, the basement, or outside, you need to upgrade to GFCI outlets. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter and shuts off the current when it detects a power imbalance. A GFCI receptacle installation protects you against shock when using electric appliances near water.
USB Wall Outlets
If you’re sick of constantly swapping plugs out to charge your devices, then upgrading to USB outlets will make you wonder how you lived without them. Virtually every family has multiple devices that charge via USB. Upgrading to USB outlets gives you a charging port without taking up an outlet for a lamp or other electric device.
As mentioned, outlets undergo a lot of wear and tear, and eventually, they wear out. Whether it’s loose plug connections or broken receptacles, it’s wise to call an electrical contractor every few years to perform an outlet safety inspection and determine if you need to replace your worn outlet for better device performance and safety.
When you need a residential electrician you can trust, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing in Poway at 619-224-0672.