The following questions are intended to be guidance for repairs that you may be able to make or test for.
Remember it is very important for your safety to work with the power off and purchase an ESA permit for ALL installations
If you have further questions – Please feel free to call for help and guidance!
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All knob and tube wiring is to be completely changed out due to rules by
Insurance companies and ESA.
Arc-fault breakers can reduce the risk to fire when unknown things like
this are happening within our homes. Arc-fault breakers were
developed to aid in the
protection of circuits that may develop arcing due to improperly installed
staples or fastening devices or faulty extension cords or loose connections on
the circuit that can create heat and worse. They would make a great addition to the protection of aluminum
wire. When they first came on the market, they were required to be on bedroom
circuits only. They are now required on most circuits within a home. A good
practice would be to test the breaker regularly just like your GFCI receptacles
and smoke detectors.
Flickering may indicate impending lamp failure. The lamps could be installed improperly. Cycling on and off is usually due to a bad ballast or lamp failure. Change both the lamps and ballast.
This overheating could be a serious problem. It could be a loose connection on the breaker. It could also be a burnt buss bar in the panel. Any of these scenarios could be very dangerous and cause serious arcing in the breaker panel. Call a qualified experience electrician immediately to resolve the problem..
First of all, lightning and accidents can cause Power surges. A surge
protector will protect your electrical devices from a power surge.
Turn the breaker completely off and then completely on. Some breakers
will look like they are not tripped, which still does not allow them to
function. A way to help determine this, is to turn every breaker completely off
and then on.
We accept Cash or Cheque or E-Debit as methods of payment. Large jobs
require a down payment for the materials.
On some items I can not compete and will tell you where to buy. On many
others, I can actually beat their price. Sometimes their products are of lower
quality and I will advise you accordingly.
Yes, however, ESA rules make it more difficult these days, but in the
end it is all about safety. Permits are required for most electrical work.
Therefore we can work with you under our permit. We can also give you
directions and allow you to do the work.
1 – When you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often.
2 – When you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room.
3 – When your lights flicker or go on and off.
4 – When you can smell something electrical burning.
5 – When you have six electronic devices going into one outlet in back of your electronics center.
6 – When you have receptacle outlets overburdened by multi-plug strips.
7 – When a three-prong plug needs a two-prong adapter.
8 – If you have to run extension cords to plug in electrical devices.