Top 6 Most Common Electrical Services

Is your outlet buzzing? Do you want to upgrade your outdoor lighting? Are you thinking about purchasing new, more efficient appliances for your home? These are all reasons to call Express Electrical Services.

We offer a comprehensive range of electrical services in Southern California. We’re always available to address common electrical needs, answer questions, or work with you on your next home renovation project. Our customers receive high-quality, same-day service from trained, certified electricians, every time. 

Services We Provide 

Some of the most common service requests we receive are for:

1. Switch and outlet repair and 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, a fault in the wiring, or the outlet itself can be faulty.

This type of home electrical service requires expert knowledge of wiring along with professional tools and techniques. Call Express Electrical if you need assistance repairing or installing switches and outlets. We’re available 24 hours a day to quickly answer your questions or schedule a service call.

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. Express Electrical Services can help upgrade or install a new panel appropriate for the size of your home and how much electricity it uses. In addition, our electrical company services are available to address common issues like frequently tripping breakers, buzzing sounds from the panel, or an electrical panel that’s hot to the touch.

3. Lighting repair, installation, and upgrades

Flickering, dimming, or buzzing lights are some 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 Any of these symptoms can mean you have outdated, overloaded, or faulty wiring.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. 

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

4. Ceiling fan installation

Ceiling fans contain complex wiring, so 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 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 into a regular wall outlet, but this 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, and you may need a dedicated circuit. Professional residential electrical services are, therefore, often required for refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, sump pumps, and other high-power devices.

While these are the most common home electrical service calls we receive, we’re equipped to handle a wide range of electrical services. If you’re in the Los Angeles area or the surrounding Southern California region, call us for professional assistance day or night, seven days a week. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about our electrical services in the LA County area:

Do I need additional outlets or light switches installed in my home? 

You might. According to the National Electrical Code, no point along a wall should be more than six feet from an outlet, and you should have at least one light switch at every room entrance. Of course, there are exceptions. If you’re wondering whether your home’s electrical setup is to code, ask an electrician who provides in-house electrical services to do an inspection. 

Do I need to install GFCI outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, or outdoor areas?

Bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor areas, and garages should have ground-fault circuit interruption (GFCI) outlets and receptacles installed near water sources. The 2023 version of the National Electrical Code states that boathouses, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, basements, and unfinished rooms built below ground also need GFCI protection.

Would I benefit from dedicated circuits for appliances like microwaves, refrigerators, or washing machines?

Dedicated circuits are recommended for appliances, including ovens, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, chest freezers, countertop ovens, garbage disposals, countertop deep fryers, and air fryers. Electricians consult the National Electrical Code to determine the appropriate number of circuits needed in a home.   

If I am interested in outdoor landscape lighting, do I need to call an electrician?

In many cases, having an electrician assist you in assessing your home’s electrical capacity before installing outdoor lighting can save you future headaches. Express Electrical Services fulfills your home electrical service needs, ensuring everything is installed safely and efficiently.

Is my home’s wiring and electrical panel old or outdated (e.g., aluminum wiring)?

Signs of outdated home wiring and electrical panels include breakers going out, flickering or dimming lights, or signs of burning around outlets, switches, or the electrical box.

To know for sure, ask an electrician. Express Electrical Services offers same-day service with upfront pricing and no hidden fees. Call us if you suspect your home needs an electrical upgrade, and we’ll be there at your convenience, seven days a week.

Should I schedule electrical maintenance before summer in Los Angeles County? 

Southern Californians who rely on air conditioning to keep cool may want to schedule residential electrical services before the hottest months arrive. A trained professional electrician can ensure everything works properly before the summer heat hits.

Our Certified Electricians Handle All Types of Electrical Services

Express Electrical Services is trusted for high-quality switch and outlet, lighting, as well as electrical panel upgrades, re-wiring, and appliance hookups. We’re available 24/7 in case of an emergency. We can get to you quicker because we have three locations in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Riverside. We also offer other in-house electrical services such as:

  • Electrical home automation services 
  • Ceiling fan installation and repair
  • Smart device, outlet, switch, and lighting installation
  • Electrical remodeling
  • EV charger installation 
  • Knob and tube upgrades
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter installation

Our team is proud to serve Los Angeles County and much of Southern California. With more than 35 years of experience, our experts can help you with almost any electrical issue, big or small. 

To learn more or schedule electrical services in your home, contact us at (888) 501-2142 today.