Top 6 Most Common Electrical Services

At Express Electrical Services, we’re always ready to address common electrical needs. Our customers receive high-quality, same-day service from trained, certified electricians. While we offer a wide range of electrical services in Southern California, some of the most common service requests and requirements include:

  • 1. Switch and Outlet Repair/Installation

It’s not uncommon for a light switch to malfunction. An overload, damaged wire, or improper connection can cause it to buzz or stop working. Regardless of the cause, an electrician should check it out. An outlet can fail due to a tripped breaker or fault in the wiring, or the outlet itself can be faulty. Fixing a switch or outlet or installing a new one requires expert knowledge of wiring along with professional tools and techniques.

  • 2. Electrical Panel Upgrades

The electrical panel is the most important part of your electrical system. It’s where all the power that enters the building is distributed to every circuit. A problem here can affect your entire home. If your old service panel is rated at under 100 amps, it needs to be replaced. We can help upgrade it and install a 100 amp or 200 amp panel, depending on the size of your home and how much electricity it uses. In addition, we address common issues such as frequently tripping breakers, buzzing sounds from the panel, or one that’s hot to the touch.

  • 3. Lighting Repair/Installation/Upgrades

Flickering, dimming, or buzzing lights are one of the most common electrical problems. Any of these symptoms can mean you have outdated, overloaded, or faulty wiring. There may be too many devices plugged into the circuit, or the switch may need to be replaced. Then again, you may just have a loose bulb, which can be fixed without an electrician. 

In any case, it’s important to investigate the cause of a lighting issue and have an electrician perform any necessary repairs or updates as needed. Electrical services can involve indoor lighting and exterior architectural or security lighting, as well as pool lighting (which may require transformers, buried cables, and protection against the elements).

  • 4. Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling fans, which provide a cooling effect that can reduce the demand on your HVAC system, contain complex wiring. It’s not recommended to install or fix a ceiling fan as a DIY project. Electricians specialize in installing fans in living rooms and bedrooms. In addition to proper mounting, these require wiring installation or updates. Otherwise, the ceiling fan may not work right or can create a shock or fire hazard.

  • 5. Wiring and Rewiring

A licensed electrician should always perform wiring installation, repair, and replacement. Even with the power off, there’s the potential for shocks, burns, or electrocution if you’re not properly equipped and protected. Every appliance, electronic device, and electrical fixture is served by wiring. If any of these malfunctions, a short circuit or a frayed wire may be the cause. An electrician is equipped to quickly fix the problem or even completely rewire an old home.

  • 6. Washer and Dryer Hookups

Many people think that once an appliance arrives, it can be simply plugged in. But this often isn’t the case. Electrical upgrades are often needed to accommodate the amperage demands of an appliance. There are often specific wiring requirements as well, which the average person isn’t familiar with. You may need a dedicated circuit. Professional electrical work is, therefore, often required for refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, sump pumps, and other high-power devices.

Our Certified Electricians Handle All Types of Electrical Services

Express Electrical Services is trusted for high-quality switch and outlet, lighting, and ceiling fan installation and repair as well as electrical panel upgrades, re-wiring, and appliance hookups. Our team is proud to serve Los Angeles County and much of Southern California. We’re also available 24/7 in case of an emergency. To learn more or schedule electrical services in your home, call 323-727-7799 today.