What Are Your Credentials?
We are licensed per the California Code of Regulations and are a C-10 – Electrical Contractor. This authorizes us to work with electrical wires, appliances, fixtures, and other components. We can also wire HVAC equipment and can work with building contractors and plumbers.
Can a High Electricity Bill Signal an Electrical Problem?
An increase in your electric bill can mean something is draining electrical power. It can be due to a faulty or aging appliance, damaged wiring, and other problems. Or, the issue can be with your insulation or weatherstripping, which can force your heating or cooling system to work harder and use more electricity.
When Should I Call an Emergency Electrician?
Contact a 24-hour electrician in Santa Monica if you notice:
- Frequent power surges
- Circuit breakers don’t stay on
- Lights often flicker or dim
- Shocks from plugs, outlets, or appliances
- Hot outlets, switch plates, or panels
- Sparking appliances or fixtures
- Buzzing electrical sources
Is It Safe to Reset a Circuit Breaker?
Yes. When a circuit breaker trips, turn everything off on that circuit, make sure your hands are dry, and locate the electrical panel and tripped breaker. It will be in the center position and feel soft and springy. Move it to the “Off” position and, after a few seconds, to the “On” position and turn connected appliances and lights back on.
Why Is Aluminum Wiring Hazardous?
Having aluminum wiring isn’t illegal and is not a reason to panic. However, aluminum is prone to overheating and breakage. It expands more than copper when exposed to strong currents, which can loosen connections. Therefore, aluminum wiring is a significant fire hazard.