Solana Beach Electrical Contractor
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, you can depend on our 32 plus years of experience when you need expert electrical repairs!
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is a leading electrical contractor in the greater San Diego area. We specialize in bringing older homes up to code, and the power needs today’s lifestyles demand. Whether it’s emergency generator installation, indoor or outdoor lighting, or general electrical troubleshooting, we’ve got you covered.
5 Electrical Problems Requiring a Residential Electrician
We all take electricity for granted until faced with not being able to watch TV, charge our phones, or turn on the lights because of a power outage or household electrical malfunction.
When faced with household electrical problems, it’s tempting to turn to YouTube or online tutorials to fix it yourself, but this is a bad idea that can lead to damage, severe injury, and death.
While there are many electrical issues that warrant calling a residential electrician for help, here are our top five.
Exposed wires are common after do-it-yourself renovations or upgrades and they pose significant risks, including electrocution and fire. Don’t ignore exposed wires and don’t try fixing them yourself. Play it safe and call a professional electrician for help.
Some light bulbs are more likely to flicker than others, like LED or fluorescent. Often, these bulbs become loose in the socket and all they need is readjusting. However, if the lights flicker when you’re using a high-wattage appliance like a microwave or dishwasher, it could be a voltage fluctuation that’s to blame. Call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for expert electrical troubleshooting to solve the problem.
Rising Electricity Bills
While it’s normal for electric bills to fluctuate season to season, if your electric bill is consistently higher than average, you could waste electricity and not know it. Aging electrical panels and damaged circuits are notorious for wasting electricity. Call one of our experts for an inspection to determine if you’re losing electricity.
If you smell an electrical odor coming from your outlets or switches, cut the power at the breaker immediately because you likely have a problem with overloaded wiring, and if you don’t fix it as soon as possible, you risk electrical fire.
Frequent Breaker Trips or Blown Fuses
Frequent breaker trips or blow fuses usually mean you’re taxing the circuit beyond its capacity or you’re using a high-wattage appliance, which should be on a dedicated circuit. Frequent breaker trips or blown fuses aren’t normal and you must call an electrician to troubleshoot the problem before it gets worse.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has over 32 years of experience providing expert electrical troubleshooting and electrical repairs to residents throughout the greater San Diego area. Call us today for more information.
Benefits of Installing a Backup Generator
Most of us don’t realize how much we rely on electricity until faced with hours or days without power. Being without electricity isn’t just inconvenient, it can be dangerous if you or someone in the house depends on medical devices for their health.
If you’ve never considered installing a backup generator or think it’s too expensive, here are some things to consider.
It Preserves Your Food Supply
According to the CDC, food can spoil in as little as four hours if the refrigerator loses power. A backup generator ensures your refrigerator continues keeping your food fresh and safe.
It Protects Heating & Cooling
Losing power often means going without your air conditioning or heating systems, which can make life miserable during a hot or cold spell.
It Protects Pipes from Freezing
When you lose power during the winter, not only do you lose the comfort of your heating system, your plumbing system is at risk of frozen pipes, which can lead to water damage should they burst.
It Protects Vacant Properties
If you have properties that remain vacant throughout the year, a backup generator protects them against damage if the power goes out.
Call the experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing to find out how economical a backup generator installation can be.
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Solana Beach’s Trusted Electrical Contractor
Finding a reputable residential electrician shouldn’t be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, Solana Beach residents have Point Loma Electric and Plumbing to rely on when they need expert electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
For over 32 years, we’ve served the greater San Diego area with honest, upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work.
We’re a locally owned company that strives to be your one-stop-shop for all of your home’s electrical needs, including:
- Electrical panel repair and upgrades
- Light switches and dimmers
- Indoor and outdoor lighting solutions
- Whole house emergency generator installation
- Whole house surge protectors
- Electrical safety inspection
- Solar power installation
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- Outlet repair and upgrades
- LED and retrofits
- Hot tub wiring
- And more
When you need a residential electrician you can trust, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing.