Choosing the Best Living Room Light Fixtures There’s a process to finding the right living room light fixtures. In addition to choosing a high-quality product, you need to consider the size, location, and type of fixture. Before you hire an electrician to install your new lighting or ceiling fan fixture, use the following considerations and tips when deciding what
Causes of Flickering Lights Electrical maintenance ensures your electrical system runs without problems. It can avoid electrical failures, fires, shocks, and electrocutions. Proper maintenance by a trained electrician can enable appliances, outlets, switches, wiring, surge protectors, generators, electrical panels, and other components to last longer. While maintenance is frequently advertised, consumers rarely have a glimpse into what it includes.
Causes of Flickering Lights Do you find yourself irritated while walking around the house, trying to cook, read a book, or clean? Flickering lights can be more than a harmless annoyance. Fluctuations in voltage can cause light bulbs and fixtures to flicker or dim momentarily (this often means there’s an electrical problem). For more detail, we’ll explain some reasons
Can I Convert an Appliance Outlet? In the United States, 110- or 120-volt appliance outlets are used, while most other countries use 220-volt outlets. Unless you plug in a dual-voltage appliance, plugging a 220-volt appliance into a 110-volt outlet can cause irreparable damage. You can purchase a voltage adapter to get around this problem; they’re easy to find and
Reasons a GFCI Outlet Won’t Reset After Rain If you have outdoor outlets, ground fault circuit interrupters are a must. A GFCI outlet cuts power when there’s a sudden change in current, such as when electricity and water mix, but it’s not failsafe, especially when exposed to rain. There are several reasons why your GFCI outlet won’t reset after
What Do I Do When the Smoke Alarm Is Beeping in the Middle of the Night? Smoke detectors are designed to make a loud noise if there’s smoke or fire in your home. This is intended to wake up occupants so they can get to safety. But hearing a smoke alarm beeping in the middle of the night isn’t
Required and Recommended Smoke Detector Locations According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), about 96% of U.S. homes have smoke alarms. But in roughly 20% of them, these alarms are non-operational. It also estimates that if all homes had working smoke detectors, about 1,100 lives could be saved each year. Having alarms installed in the right
How to Test Recessed Lighting Recessed lighting works in any room and with just about any type of décor. It’s a reliable option to have in your home, although issues can occur. If your recessed lighting isn’t working properly, there are ways to troubleshoot the situation to determine what is wrong. We’ll now explain how to test recessed lighting
What to Do If an Electrical Switch Is Not Working Electrical switches are found throughout your home to control light fixtures, receptacles, and appliances. They’re used many times per day. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to have, for example, light switch problems. If the switch doesn’t turn the light/appliance on, lights flicker, or the circuit breaker trips, the issue could
18 Essential Electrician Tools Electricians rely on a variety of tools to perform their daily work. These include hand tools, power tools, and specialty tools, some with unique features such as insulated handles, precision cutting, and the ability to measure current at a specific location. Here is a list of 18 electrician tools that make a technician’s job easier
Express Electrical Services serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County & Ventura County. Our electricians offer a variety of electrical services & home safety services and we have a 60-90* minute response time on most services.
We guarantee same day response time for requests for emergency electrical services received before noon,
Monday through Saturday; our service within 60 minutes guarantee is subject to availability of electricians, and unless we have advised you at the time of the service call of a delay, if we do not arrive within 60 minutes of the end of our call with the Customer, the initial service call fee will be waived. We cannot guarantee same-day service or service within one hour on Sundays, but will do our best to respond to emergency service calls on Sundays, subject to electrician availability; there will be no waiver of the initial service call fee on Sundays. License: #992260