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Frequently Asked Electrician Questions

Here are the questions we most commonly receive as electricians. If something is still unclear, get in touch with us at (508) 586-6997.

Why are my lights flickering?

If your lights are flickering, this indicates an electrical overload or another similar issue. To avoid any safety problems, you should get a certified electrician to inspect the problem area right away. 

Why is my light switch hot?

Light switches can only handle a certain amount of electricity, and if they reach maximum capacity, they will be hot. This typically indicates a faulty switch, a problem with the wiring, or something else. It can be a serious safety hazard and should be addressed by a professional immediately.

How do I know if my electrical outlet is burning?

You will know if your electrical outlet is burning because you will probably see discoloration around an outlet. You may also notice a strange smell or feel that an outlet is unusually hot. In any case, this can put you at risk of an electric shock and can even be a fire hazard.

If you think your outlet is burning, call an electrician immediately.

How do I get an estimate?

We’re always happy to help people budget and plan for their lighting repairs and installations. You can get an estimate by calling us at (508) 586-6997.

Is a permit required for the electrical work I need?

All of our electricians are up to speed on local permitting and coding policies, and they hold all the permits needed for rewiring and other extensive electrical projects.

When they come to your house for a consultation, they will be able to tell you precisely what you need with regards to permits and coding.

What is a GFCI outlet?

GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. These devices protect you from shocks as you use electrical equipment in your home. Essentially, they automatically shut off the electricity if there is an imminent danger of electrocution. 

If you do not have these necessary safety devices in your home, you should consider getting a GFCI installed today.

Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

Yes. All of our contractors are licensed, insured, and bonded. We also make sure that they partake in routine training programs so that they stay on top of the latest trends and permitting in the industry.  

What kind of electrical inspections do you do?

From service inspections to final assessments on new builds, we offer a wide range of electrical inspections. Our certified experts can conduct examinations for insurance purposes, home sales, and much more.

Can you help me find a more energy-efficient lighting system?

We are always happy to help homeowners and business owners find energy-efficient lighting solutions so that they can save money on electricity.

When you call us for a consultation, we can inspect your space and suggest solutions that fit your needs and budget.

Are you familiar with smart home automation?

Yes. We can help you to install almost any type of automated system to help you save money on energy bills.

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