San Diego Electrician Experiences with Handy Homeowners
Expert San Diego Electrician corrects many electrical fire & shock hazards created by unqualified home owners trying to do the work themselves. Be safe and hire a qualified San Diego Electrician.
As a San Diego electrician customers are always calling me after something they were working on had gone bad, or they saw sparks fly from a outlet they just replaced or half the power from there house had turned off after trying to fix a breaker, light, switch or an outlet. Electrical repairs are always needed and many people just want to do it themselves. Under many circumstances from trying to save money to not realizing the electrical repairs needed was far more difficult than they had anticipated. Truth is, just because you tried to fix an electrical issue or even corrected the problem does not mean there is not a electrical fire hazard or electrical shock hazard present. Unfortunately you may have unknowingly created a even bigger safety issue just by not knowing the NEC electrical codes. As a well-trained, experience and expert San Diego Electrician I have ran into these situations way too often.
Safety is the biggest concern that comes to mind when a homeowner gets involved with any type of electrical installations or repairs. All it takes is one mishap and the potential outcome can cause a fire or worse it can be deadly. Most home owners know just enough to get themselves in trouble, something as small a replacing a dimmer or outlet if not installed properly will actually cost the homeowner twice as much money in the long run as compared to just calling a qualified San Diego electrician to do it right in the first place. The time it takes to do a job by a unqualified homeowner can essentially be done in a matter of minutes by a electrician who is qualified. When a customer calls me and asks how much will it cost to fix my outlets or lights that are not working I usually tell them it can be a few different issues and the only way to give you a accurate price is knowing the problem. Most San Diego electricians know there can be multiple issues or it can be a simple fix. This is referred to as a troubleshooting call or service call and depending on what year the house was built can have a big effect on the price.
Expert San Diego Electrician advice!
For instance if your house was built in the early 1900s and have knob and tube wiring on a old fuse box you can almost guarantee the San Diego electrician will tell you your house needs to be re-wired and it is true. On the other hand if you were in the kitchen using your coffee pot and your microwave at the same time and all of a sudden the power goes off this is one of the only times a home owner can fix a problem and not have to worry about causing a potential fire or shock hazard. All the home owner needs to do is take a look at there panel it is usually located outside, open the cover and take a look for a breaker that is in the middle position electricians referred to this as the “tripped position”. Once identifying the breaker you then need to turn the breaker all the way off then back on to restore your power. The proper fix for this type of issue is to install an additional circuit rated at 20 amps from your panel to your microwave this will ensure you do not overload the breaker and cause it to trip any longer.