Rancho Santa Fe Residential Electrician
For safe, effective, guaranteed electrical repairs, turn to Point Loma Electric and Plumbing when you need an electrical contractor in Rancho Santa Fe.
There are plenty of things you can do to keep your house running efficiently and maintain its value. However, with electrical repairs, you should leave that to the professionals. Why? Because making a mistake fixing a clogged drain means making a mess while making a mistake attempting electrical repair could be fatal.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we have over 32 years providing safe, effective electrical repairs to residents in Rancho Santa Fe and the greater San Diego area.
Contact us when you need a trusted residential electrician.
Common Electrical Problems That Require Hiring An Electrical Contractor
Most of us take electricity for granted until we have to spend a few hours without it because of a power outage. So, when something goes wrong with your home’s electrical system, it’s crucial that you have a residential electrical contractor you can trust to fix it quickly and safely.
Here are the most common household electrical problems that warrant calling a professional electrician.
Problems with the power grid sometimes cause flickering lights. But, if you have this problem and the power company says it’s not on their end, call an electrical contractor to troubleshoot the issue.
Constant Circuit Breaker Trips
Many homes built before 1960 don’t have the electrical capacity to meet the demands of 21st-century living. Old electrical systems become overloaded quickly, causing blown fuses or constant breaker trips. Sometimes, you can add a subpanel at minimal expense, while in other instances, an electrical panel upgrade is the only way to solve the problem.
Outlets Get Warm
It’s not normal for an outlet to get warm to the touch, so if this happens, unplug your device or appliance immediately and call a residential electrician for an inspection to figure out what’s going on.
Your Electric Bills Are Out of Control
Another problem we see in older homes is that they’re not energy efficient and homeowners find their electric bills going higher even when doing everything they can to conserve energy.
Whether it’s an old furnace, poor insulation, or a malfunctioning electrical panel, there are many things that can cause your electric bills to be higher than necessary. If you’re tired of sky-high electric bills, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for expert electrical troubleshooting and upgrades to bring your energy expenses back in line.
Exposed wiring is a problem with DIY home renovations and other home improvement projects. Exposed wires are a fire a shock hazard, so call a professional electrician to tidy up your wiring for your family’s safety.
You Rely Too Heavily on Power Strips or Extension Cords
This is yet another problem we run into with older homes because they weren’t designed for the electrical needs of the modern family. If your home looks like a spider’s web of extension cords and power strips, you’re probably overloading your system’s capacity and putting your expensive appliances and gadgets at risk. Hire an electrician to install more outlets and inspect your electrical panel to ensure it’s capable of meeting your power needs.
For all of your home’s electrical repair and upgrade needs, you can count on Point Loma Electric and Plumbing.
How to Know When You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade
Your home’s electrical panel is the heart of the electrical system, so when you have a problem there, it can affect every electrical device.
However, if you’re experiencing electrical issues, you might not think your electrical panel is to blame, but here are a few signs to watch for.
Frequent Breaker Trips
An occasional breaker trip isn’t cause for concern; however, if it becomes routine, it usually means you have an overloaded circuit, undersized electrical wiring, or a fault. To determine if the electrical panel needs upgrading, call an electrical contractor to test the system.
You Have a Fuse Box
If your home was built before the 1960s, you probably have a fuse box instead of a breaker panel. Fuse boxes were revolutionary for their time, but today, they pose fire risks and typically can’t meet the power demands of the modern family. To bring your home up to code and give you the most robust electrical system, consider upgrading your fuse box to a breaker panel.
Dimming or Flickering Lights
If your lights dim or flicker when you run a power-hungry appliance like a microwave or dishwasher, it could be a sign that your electrical panel is over capacity and needs replacing.
Your Electrical Panel is Undersized
A typical electrical panel has a power rating that correlates to the size and how many circuit breakers it holds. Older electrical panels are rated for 60 to 100 amps, but today’s homes typically require 200, so you can get better performance from your electrical system by upgrading.
If you’re experiencing electrical problems with a single appliance or throughout your house, call one of our electricians for expert electrical troubleshooting.
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Rancho Santa Fe Residential Electrical Services
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has served the greater San Diego area for over 32 years. As the area’s older home specialists, we can bring your home’s outdated electrical system up to code and give you the performance you need.
We strive to be your one-stop electrical contractor and provide a comprehensive list of electrical services, including:
- Electrical panel services
- Indoor lighting installation and upgrades
- Light switches and dimmers
- Outdoor lighting
- Whole house generator installation
- Whole house surge protectors
- Electrical safety inspections
- Outlet switch repair and upgrades
- Electrical wiring services
- LED installations and retrofits
- Whole house fans
- Electric vehicle charging stations and more
When you need the safest and most efficient performance from your home’s electrical system, call the experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing in Rancho Santa Fe at 619-224-0672.