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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

1411, 2022

Test vs. Reset on an Outlet

Test vs. Reset on an Outlet If you have outlets with “test” and “reset” buttons, these are ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). A GFCI outlet is designed to prevent electric shock. It will turn the circuit off in an instant if a ground fault is detected. A GFCI outlet does a good job at measuring and reacting to changes

1111, 2022

How to Fix Sagging Recessed Lighting

How to Fix Sagging Recessed Lighting A popular interior design choice, recessed lighting blends in with the ceiling yet provides high-quality lighting. It can define the character and mood of a room. That’s until recessed light fixtures start to sag. If not fixed, the trim will continue to sag, and cut drywall will be exposed; drywall dust may start

211, 2022

What Are Surface Mounted Electrical Outlets?

What Are Surface Mounted Electrical Outlets? The traditional way of adding electrical outlets requires cutting into walls and ceilings. This can be time- and labor-intensive. But it’s not the only way to perform a retrofit. You can use surface-mounted electrical outlets and wiring if you need to add more receptacles or light fixtures. This requires adding surface-mounted wiring, which

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