Palm Beach Electrical Repair
All electrical services should be handled by a trained and certified electrician to ensure that the job gets done right. Mistakes and electrical repairs do not go hand in hand because so much can go wrong. And if something does go wrong—be it faulty wiring, a poor electrical panel job, or a number of other things—it can be highly dangerous. A trained electrician can do the job correctly, safely and reliably. We offer all types of electrical repairs in the greater Palm Beach area. Keep reading to find out more about our electrical services.
Electrical Wiring Repairs
You flip your light switches on and your lights flicker to life. You open the refrigerator and your food is kept cold. Your television comes on, and it seems to work pretty well. You can come to the only logical conclusion that your electrical wiring must be fine, right?
Maybe not. Many times, older homes will have wiring that isn’t up-to-date on current wiring standards (think safety standards, current wiring techniques, etc.). Or, your family might have had an increase in their power needs over time and the existing wiring is having trouble handling the power load.
Did you know? Outdated or faulty wiring is the #1 cause of house fires. Essentially, the older the house is, the greater the risk of a fire happening.
We’ve compiled a short list of signs that the electrical wiring in your home may be faulty.
- Flickering lights
- Lax light switches or loose outlets
- Tripping breakers
- Outdated circuit breaker boxes
- Burning smells around wiring components
Electrical Outlet Repair
If an outlet is loose or no longer holds plugs tightly, it needs to be replaced. The procedure for replacing a two-plug outlet (commonly called a duplex) is similar to replacing a light switch. The only difference is that more wiring work might be involved than that of rewiring a light switch.
Repairing an electrical outlet commonly entails removing the wiring in the electrical box of the outlet and attaching new wiring – while taking all safety precautions. Because re-wiring is required, it’s imperative that you call a certified electrician for the job.
Electrical Panel Repair
Electrical panels—sometimes called circuit breaker boxes—are designed to protect you if a circuit overload (or power surge) occurs. However, many homes built between the 50’s and 90’s still have electrical panels that were made by the obsolete company Federal Pacific, and they may not trip when needed. This poses a very real fire hazard for homeowners.
The Federal Pacific breaker panels in particular were built cheaply; it was a way for contractors and electricians to “cut corners” when installing new panels into the homes. Electricians could save a few bucks instead of installing the better-quality panels, such as the Square D or Cutler Hammer types—which are some of the best that are available—they would install a Federal Pacific panel instead.
Or maybe you know you have a circuit breaker with faulty wiring, an outdated fuse box, or something else wrong with the electrical panel. Either way, getting your electrical panels repaired can provide significant improvements for the overall electrical service and wiring of your home. Whether you’re thinking of repairs to solve electrical performance or safety issues, hiring a certified electrician to work on the electrical panels that are giving you problems is a good idea. The job should be done by a licensed electrician who can repair the panel safely and properly.
Home Electric Repair
Home electric repair can include everything from fixing light fixtures, repairing and replacing outlets, rewiring light switches, fixing doorbell wiring, replacing circuit breaker boxes, and rewiring any number of wiring in the walls. The list goes on and on. If you think you might need Palm Beach Electrical Repair work done, give us a call today and we’ll discuss your problem. We provide a wide array of home electric repair services in the greater Palm Beach area.