Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years there are a few questions we noticed we get asked on a regular basis. Below are our most commonly asked questions.
Is my electrical system outdated?
If your outlets are loose, don’t have enough adequate lighting or still have an unsafe electrical panel etc. your home or building may be ready for some upgrading. Bringing old, outdated electrical systems up-to-date not only can improve the looks of your building but also improve the safety and the value of your property.
Does my electrical panel need to be replaced?
If you have an older home or business, depending on when your electrial panel was installed, it may need to be replaced. Panels that are still using fuses rather than circuit breakers should be upgraded for conveniance and safety. Another common reason to need a panel replacement is if your panel no longer is big enough to handle the load demands. This could be the result of getting a hot tub for your home or installing a piece of equipment for you business.
Should I be concerned about aluminum wiring in my home?
Homes that have aluminum wiring are at least 50 times more likely to have electrical fires than homes using copper wire. Aluminum wiring is found the most in homes wired between 1965 and 1972. The biggest issue with aluminum wiring is not the wiring itself but the connections. It is common to have electrical failures due to connections going bad
What is GFCI protection and when is it required?
GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt which means the outlet or circuit breaker is designed to sense when power is being leaked to ground rather than returning on the neutral conductor. When a GFCI senses a ground fault it opens the circuit causing a complete power disconnect. Where GFCI protection is required depends on state and local electrical codes but are usually required in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, unfinished basements, garages and more.
When is an electrical inspection Required?
How can I get a quote for my project?
If you are in need of our electrical services please fill out our contact form or give us a call and we will be more than happy to take a look at your next project.
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