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102, 2023

Is Whole House Surge Protection Worth It?

Is Whole House Surge Protection Worth It? Homeowners in Los Angeles and much of Southern California rely on Express Electrical Services to install whole house surge protection. Installation is generally just a few hundred dollars. By comparison, a massive electrical surge can short out large appliances that can cost thousands to replace. Customers often ask, “Is whole house surge

2301, 2023

How to Use Space Heating Equipment Safely This Winter

How to Use Space Heating Equipment Safely This Winter The coldest and darkest days of the year are upon us. People will look for many ways to stay warm, but heating does come with safety risks. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 81% of home heating fire deaths between 2014 and 2018 involved space heaters. Most of these

1601, 2023

What to Do Next If Your Circuit Breaker Sparks

What to Do Next If Your Circuit Breaker Sparks A sparking circuit breaker should be considered an emergency. Don’t hesitate to call an electrician if a circuit breaker sparks because it can be an immediate risk to your life and safety. Each breaker distributes electricity to a circuit in your home, which may power light fixtures, electronics, electrical devices,

901, 2023

Do I Need a Los Angeles Electrician or Is It the Power Grid?

Common Questions About Circuit Breakers Power outages, soaring energy rates, and temperature extremes are familiar to most Californians. During an extended heat wave in the summer of 2022, customers across the state were urged to conserve power or face potential rolling blackouts (as they did in 2020). So, if you experience power issues, does that mean you need to

201, 2023

What Is an Electrical Plan?

What Is an Electrical Plan? An electrical plan (AKA, an electrical drawing or wiring diagram) is used by an electrical engineer during a construction, renovation, or remodeling project. Instead of words, it uses lines and symbols to show the location of wiring, circuits, fixtures, and electrical components in a building. Below, we’ll explain more about what an electrical plan

2312, 2022

Common Questions About Circuit Breakers

Common Questions About Circuit Breakers Express Electrical Services is a 24-hour electrician in Los Angeles you can count on to help with any electrical issue. Home electrical concerns often lead to an encounter with circuit breakers. Our team specializes in these crucial components. Here, we’ll answer a few questions we often get from customers, so you know how breakers

1212, 2022

What You Need to Know About Emergency Electrical Services

What You Need to Know About Emergency Electrical Services As a leading emergency electrical services company in Los Angeles, we often encounter questions people have about this type of service. During an emergency, you don’t have the luxury to request an appointment at the most convenient time. You need assistance from a licensed professional right away. The more you

912, 2022

Tips on Baby Proofing Cables and Christmas Decorations

Tips on Baby Proofing Cables and Christmas Decorations Safety for babies and toddlers is always a concern with electrical wires, cables, and equipment. During the holiday season, there are even more potential hazards. A baby’s natural curiosity is heightened when there are lights, plugs, and wires combined with holiday decorations. Here are some tips on baby proofing cables, decorations,

212, 2022

How to Install a Home EV Charging Station: What You Need to Know

How to Install a Home EV Charging Station: What You Need to Know A lot of electric vehicles are now on the market. They protect the environment against emissions and the cost of ownership is less than conventional gas-fueled models. But realize it’s not only a car you’re investing in; you also need the means to charge it. Here,

2111, 2022

Do USB Sockets Draw Power When They’re Not Being Used?

What Are Surface Mounted Electrical Outlets? Installing USB sockets allows us to make full use of smartphones, tablets, and other modern devices at home. They let us do anything from transferring data to charging gadgets overnight. The downside is that USB sockets do draw power when not in use, unlike an unused outlet. This idle current as it’s called

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