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GS Electrician is your one stop shop for all of your electrical needs and services. We service all of Sydney and the metropolitan area, both for the home and at the office. Our expert staff of trained professionals bring years of experience to every job, ensuring high quality work and satisfaction no matter what you may need. Your Sydney electrician does not get any better than us.
When you need an electrician in Sydney, it is important to find a team that knows what they are doing. Our staff brings decades of collective experience to the table in order to ensure a quick and safe job each and every time. We only use the best tools of the trade, along with the highest quality materials, to make sure that each job is performed correctly the first time around. We pride ourselves on making sure that the customer is pleased with each completed job, and that means doing it right and using the right materials each time.
Our team of professionals can offer a wide array of electrical work for your home or office. We specialise in switch boards, light switches, air conditioning, alarm installation and kitchen appliance installation to name just a few. Not every Sydney electrician can offer this side of a range of services, but we do. The team at GS electrician wants to be your go-to electrician company for nearly any job you may need to have completed, no matter how big or how small.
For those who have businesses, GS electrician can also service your office in a wide variety of ways. Computer setups, switch boards for a full size office, and office-wide lighting are just a few of the service we can provide to you and your valued employees. As business owners ourselves, we understand how vitally important it can be to have fully functional electrical systems in the office at all times. We will do whatever we can to make sure your office electrical system can function smoothly all the time, ensuring no problems for your employees.
If you are in the market for an electrician in Sydney or the Sydney metropolitan area, look no further than GS Electrician. We are here to serve you and your every electrical need. Take a look at our services and discover all the ways we can help your home or business stay connected. At GS Electrician, your satisfaction is our number one concern.Our SkillsExpert Electricians – 95%Personalised Service – 85%Air Conditioning Installation – 80%Home Lighting Installation – 75%What Our Clients SayWe would highly recommend Goran to anyone. We have used Goran many times to help us with installing lights in our new home and alarm system. He was very thorough and timely. Everything works beautifully. Thanks for a great job.John SmithManager at Viona Business
Electrical Components – Best Brands to UseSkip to contentSkip to content← How Your Electrical System WorksPosted onNovember 7, 2010bydanny
This section of the Electricians Buffalo website covers various brands of electrical components like breakers, outlets, and wiring.
Most homeowners will limit electrical repairs to changing out a light switch or outlet, replacing a worn circuit breaker or perhaps rewiring an electrical device like a garden well pump or old lamp in need of a new electrical cord.
The most important thing to remember when doing these repairs, aside from general safety precautions when dealing with electricity, is to make sure you use the proper replacement parts.
Take a light switch for example. Most people would just run up to the hardware store and by a new switch. Many would determine what switch to buy based on price.
However, you need to make sure you get the proper switch for the job. What is the amp rating? Does your house have copper or aluminum wiring? Is it a standard switch or 3-way switch?
And what about replacing a breaker in your electrical panel? Do you know what type and brand to replace it with? You need to see who manufactured the panel and then use that manufacturer’s breaker.
In Buffalo, the most popular breaker manufacturers are: Square D, General Electric, Federal Pacific, Thomas and Betts, and Westinghouse. Here is a great website where you can type in information on your existing circuit panel box and it will tell you what breaker to order:http://www.baybreakers.com/catalog/
When it comes to wiring, the most important consideration is to use the proper gauge. Wiring comes in different sizes depending on the circuit amp requirements and number of wires, or conductors. So, if you have a wire in your home that feeds a standard electrical outlet, it will have two conductors… the black wire which is the hot leg, and the white wire which is the neutral leg. It will also have a ground wire but this is not considered a conductor so is not used to label the wire.
Depending on how much current flows through the wire, it will be rated by size and the electrical industry uses a set of numbers to indicate this size like, #8 gauge or #12 gauge. They combine the wire size with the number of conductors and name the wire like that. So, a typical circuit might have a wire labeled, 10-2.
This means it is 10 gauge and has 2 conductors. It is absolutely vital to choose the right size wire for the amp draw of a circuit or appliance. If you are replacing the power cord for an appliance that is rated at 10 amps, would you know what size wire to use?
Here is a great site that has a chart for all the amp draws and wire sizes to use for those draws:http://www.encorewire.com/docs/amp%20voltage.pdf
So, do your homework and get the proper components and make sure they are rated for your electrical requirements. You will be glad you did and can rest easy knowing you have done the job right!
Electricians BuffaloSkip to contentSkip to contentHow Your Electrical System Works →Posted onNovember 7, 2010bydannyHello! Welcome to Electricians Buffalo.
Yes, I realize that is an odd name for a website, but there is a reason for choosing this particular combination of words.
You see, when a homeowner in Buffalo needs electrical work done, be it a simple addition of a light fixture in their bathroom or a complete electric panel upgrade, there is a pretty good chance that you will log on to your computer and type in: Electricians Buffalo… or maybe Buffalo Electricians in order to find a company to handle your needs.
And, I wanted you to find my website because unlike other sites that may pop up, I do not own my own electrical repair company.
I’m actually an impartial consumer who was once in your shoes and had a bad enough experience looking for and hiring local electricians that it motivated me enough to create this site to help protect you.
It was kind of my civic duty to do so!
Now, I am not going to bash any electrical outfit out there but I will make a solid recommendation of two very good electricians that are licensed, bonded, insured and that you can trust to take care of you.
In addition to this, I want to educate home owners on how their electrical system works and give you enough knowledge to confidently make a few minor repairs, or, if you are like many homeowners and scared to death of electricity, make an informed decision should you need to hire an electrical contractor in Buffalo to tackle a larger job.
So, if you have an electrical outlet that no longer has electricity coming out of it or a light that dims when the air conditioner comes on, or anything in between, this site is for you.
Before I got started in this epic quest to find a qualified electrician, I didn’t know a wire nut from my elbow. I did not know the difference between 120 volts and 240 volts, or what having a single phase electrical system meant… maybe you don’t either?
No worries! I will cover all of this at Electricians Buffalo. We will look at your circuit panel box and discuss what those breakers do and how the electricity is routed through your home.
I will show you how to test an outlet, fix a broken doorbell, and even how to install a GFCI in your bath or kitchen. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter and is actually an electrical outlet that should be used any where that you or an appliance can come into contact with water… You know, to protect you from the toaster in the bathtub scenario and all!
Most importantly though, this site will help you hire a Buffalo electrician that is honest and professional.
The last thing you need is to have some backwoods mechanic messing around with your electrical system and put you and your family in danger.
Also, the prices electrical contractors charge for various repair work is all over the board. You can get ripped off very easily when hiring out electrical work because most homeowners have no idea how much these repairs should cost… it is just not something we deal with very often.
And one word of warning. You cannot rely on an organization like the better Business Bureau to vouch for a company.
Most people are not aware of this, but the Better Business Bureau is not any type of official governing body like their name implies and they are actually paid by the businesses they represent! Can you say conflict of interest? Here is a very eye opening story about the BBB that you might want to check out.
It is also important that you know what organizations an electrician should belong to like the National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA and what type of state contractor’s license they hold or does the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, or DPOR, even know they exist?
Is the owner of the company a Master Electrician or just a guy/gal with a journeyman’s card who has run out of companies to get fired from and started his own business? If so, I doubt he/she has insurance and should something bad happen to your home you may be in for quite a “shock”.
Does your job require a permit and inspection? Will it be done up to city code? I could go on and on but you get the picture.
Hopefully after spending a few minutes at my site, Electricians Buffalo, you will be able to make an informed decision on who to hire for your electrical job or have the confidence that you can do it yourself…DIY!
How Your Electrical System WorksSkip to contentSkip to content← Electricians BuffaloElectrical Components – Best Brands to Use →Posted onNovember 7, 2010bydanny
In this section of the Electricians Buffalo website we will go over an average home electrical system and how the electricity gets from your local electrical provider to all the various electrical appliances in your home.
Most residential homes in the US, and certainly the ones in Buffalo, have a main electrical line coming in from their power company to a meter on the outside of their house. This “line” actually consist of two 120 volt wires and a neutral wire. In the electrical biz, these two 120 volt wires are called “hot” wires.
From the electrical meter, the wires are routed into a main distribution area called an electrical panel. Depending on the size or electrical load of the home, you could have additional panels off the main one called “sub panels”. If you’re old school, you may call this panel a fuse box.
Inside your main electrical panel are safety devices called circuit breakers, or if your home is old school too, fuses. You will have a breaker (or fuse) for each circuit in your home. These circuits are called branch circuits. A typical branch circuit might feed all the outlets in a bedroom for example.
Most circuits in your home carry one hot leg of 120 volts, a neutral wire and a ground wire and are named, conveniently enough, 120 volt circuits. Other circuits carry two wires, each with 120 volts, and feed large appliances like your stove, water heater or air conditioner. These circuits are called 240 volt circuits.
The majority of things requiring electricity like lamps, televisions, toasters and your child’s Play Station video game console use 120 volts. You get this 120 volts out of the outlets that are located on walls throughout your home.
If you look closely at the electrical ratings on these devices however, you may notice that some are rated for 120 volts while others are rated for 115 volts or even 110 volts. What’s up with that?
Each of these electrical devices are designed to operate off of the standard voltage in your home, which of course starts out at 120 volts at the electricalpanel box. As the current flows through the wires to various outlets, the voltage drops a bit and as the electricity finally reaches the furthest outlets from the electrical panel you will lose a few volts which is completely normal.
The electrical current that flows through the wires in our home is measured in volts, amps and watts. Voltage is simply the pressure being applied to the electricity as it is being pushed through the wire… much like the pressure of the water being pushed through your water pipes.
And just like water, we can say that the amount of electricity being pushed through the wires is called wattage… with water it is gallons.
You get the amperage rating by dividing the voltage by the wattage. So, if you have a 120 volt lamp using a 100 watt light bulb you will be drawing .83 amps. Most of the circuits in your home can handle, depending on the wire and breaker size, 15-20 amps.
So, we are back to circuit breakers. Circuit breakers are important safety devices that will cut power to a branch circuit should it start to draw to many amps. To many amps can cause the wiring and electrical components to overheat and cause a fire.
So, when your teenage daughter has all the lights on in her bedroom as well as the television, stereo, computer, curling iron and blow dryer, you can see how each appliances amp draw adds up until you have reached the circuits capacity to deliver electricity and it trips a breaker.
Without circuit breakers and fuse protection, teenagers all across the world would be burning down their parents homes!
Now, you may have noticed that in your kitchen and bathroom there is an odd looking outlet that has its own safety device installed in it. It has a couple of buttons that you can push and will sometimes trip at the most inconvenient of times.
These outlets are known as GFCI outlets, or ground fault circuit interrupters. They are designed to protect people as well as the homes electrical systemand are used in areas where moisture is present… like in a bathroom next to a sink.
Should you happen to drop your blow dryer in a sink full of water, you will cause a short circuit and your typical breaker would overheat and shut off the electricity. However, if your foot was in that sink of water for some odd reason, a typical breaker would not trip fast enough to keep you from getting a heck of a shock!
That is what the GFCI is used for. It is mighty quick to fill the power should it detect even the faintest hint of moisture in the electrical system and you absolutely need to have these outlets in your bathroom as well as the kitchen. Yes, they cost a few more dollars but they can save your life!
December, 2012 | Mr. Electric Electricians BlogQuestions? Call Joe207-893-6050
Mr. Electric of Greater PortlandJoe Mazerolle116 Falmouth Rd. Windham, ME 04062&121 Cassidy Point Drive Portland, ME 04102Archive for
Our residential electricians in Portland ME work hard to keep your power up during severe weather. While the power grid itself is the responsibility of the utility companies, your electrical service can be upgraded to make your life easier and more convenient. You also can have a backup generator installed, so that you’ll have safe and secure power if the grid fails.Electrical Upgrades
Your electrician can upgrade your home so that you have enough accessible outlets, regardless of the age of your house. Your house, if it is older, doesn’t have enough outlets in each room. It may not have electrical switches in each room, either, because not every house is built with ceiling fixtures, believe it or not. Upgrading the electrical service in your home will make it easier to sell. In some cases, you can’t sell a house if it has outdated electrical service. With the advancement in accessible technology, your electrician can install accessible outlets and switches throughout your house.Accessibility
For example, most outlets are located between 24 and 30 inches above the floor. However, this can be very difficult for someone to reach if they must use a walker, or are confined to a wheelchair. Your electrician can install the outlets higher on the wall so that you can reach them without losing your balance.
Switches are installed 36 to 42 inches above the floor, and always above outlets – not lower. However, this may not be accessible to you. Your electrician can install switches that you can reach easily. In fact, he may ask you if you are right handed or left handed – not because there are right and left handed switches, but because he can place the switch on either side of the door for your convenience.
Switches and outlets in the kitchen and bathroom can also be conveniently placed. In the kitchen, you can have them placed under the edge of the counter top, so that you can reach them more easily. The disposal switch and light switch are usually to the right of the sink, over the counter. If you are restricted to a wheelchair or have your reach compromised in some other way, this can be totally inaccessible.
In the bathroom, electrical outlets are especially necessary for grooming and cleanliness. However, improper outlets can be deadly. A GFI outlet is required for any outlet near a source of water. This will disconnect automatically if there is any kind of fault with the power supply, keeping you from being shocked. Accessible outlets in the bathroom will make your life easier and safer, as well.Types of Adaptations
You may prefer rocker switches in your home, if you need accessibility. Flip switches are the most commonly installed, but for ease of use, a rocker switch is best. Another adaptation you might appreciate are motion sensor lights. This saves you the trouble of switching the lights on and off altogether.
Handicapped people often take a longer time bathing and dressing in the bathroom. Therefore, you may want heat lamps installed in the bathroom to reduce the likelihood of getting chilled.
You can even have a charging station installed to recharge the battery on your wheelchair. He may put a 4-plex outlet near the head of your bed, too. This will power your phone, alarm, lamp, and anything else you need to plug in.
Your thermostat may also need to be placed where you can reach it. Your electrician can take care of that, and your landscape lighting as well. Outdoor lights and sprinkler systems can be placed where they are easy to reach. You can also have the breaker box re-routed so that you can reach it. No more navigating the cluttered garage to get to the breaker box you can’t reach.
So if you don’t already have a go-to residential electrician in Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Our electricians in Portland ME are often called upon to perform electrical upgrades in homes and businesses. In fact, in today’s economy, it’s more and more common to upgrade your existing structure than to sell it and buy another one. Below highlights just some of the many electrical services and electrical repairs that we provide.Codes
There are some properties, especially commercial ones, that cannot be put on the real estate market if they don’t meet local and state electrical codes. This can be a major expense, keeping you from being able to move on to better facilities for your business. Commercial upgrades will mean that your building is brought up to code and is, therefore, safer to work in.
Your home must meet electrical codes, too. For example, most older buildings are built with knob and tube wiring. Insurance companies will no longer insure a building with this type of wiring, and you can’t get a loan on a house without insurance. Electrical upgrades will replace the old knob and tube wiring with modern electrical harnesses, eliminating the fire hazard that accompanies outdated wiring.Knob And Tube Wiring
Electrical wiring was, at one time, insulated with cloth that was saturated in asphalt. Then, the wires were strung through the attic and interior wall space and wrapped around ceramic knobs used as insulators. This was safe, but over the decades, the insulation dries out and flakes off. This leaves exposed wires that can cause fires and create shock hazards. In addition, rodents love to feast on the insulation of this type of wiring, increasing the danger.GFI Circuits
Older homes usually don’t have GFI circuits. Ground Fault Interrupt is a type of outlet that immediately disconnects the electrical flow if a fault occurs, such as a short. These are now required in any outlet that is within reach of a water source. If your home does not have GFI circuits in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom, it is not up to code, and you probably won’t be able to resell it. Electrical upgrades, done by licensed electricians, will bring your home up to code.The Process of Electrical Upgrades
You may find that your electrical upgrades are not as invasive as you fear. Electricians can use the existing outlets and switches to pull new wires through, often without having to disturb the finish on the walls and ceilings. They can run additional wiring with minimum invasion to your spaces. Most older homes are woefully lacking in the number of outlets available, since they were built in decades before the abundance of electronics we have today. In fact, some homes don’t even have ceiling fixtures. This will require your electrician to make his own installations and hookups. This is often done with a wiring harness installed in the attic. From this harness, the electrician can run the wiring for each room to its appropriate spot, and even come in and add wiring later if needed.Breaker Boxes
All of this extra electrical power will need to be routed through a breaker box. Your existing breaker system may be sufficient, but it’s best to have it checked out. Most codes call for the breaker system to be bigger than what is needed for the electrical supply to the house. However, if you do need an updated breaker system, your electrician can take care of that, too. You need everything labeled so that you know which system you are switching off, and adequate fuses to handle the lode.
For the best electricians in Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Most Americans have heard of Bangor Maine, and even Augusta Maine. After all, once we learn the 50 states and their capitols, that may be the only thing we ever learn about Maine. We’ve also heard the names of Bar Harbor and Kennebunkport. But Portland belongs in Oregon, so we might think. But the truth is, Portland is actually the largest city in the state of Maine!Bigger And Better
With a base population of a little over 65,000, Portland is the biggest city in the entire state of Maine. That doesn’t make it the capitol, though. However, being the biggest does have its perks, even though it doesn’t earn the place of state capitol.
Greater Portland includes the metro area, and this has a population of over 500,000. That’s one third of the total population of the state! We are proud to provide some of the best electricians in Portland Maine, and we have seen everything between large commercial jobs and the simple residential light fixture repair. So if you need emergency electrical service in Portland Maine or any of the surrounding areas check out our main Mr Electric of Portland Maine website.
If you are not from the Portland area and want to learn a little bit more about our great state of Maine and city of Portland continue reading below and/or check out the Portland Maine Tourism website for more information. We boast some of the most beautiful sights in the North East, along with entertainment, lodging, and restaurants that will make your trip to Portland one of the best you’ve ever taken.Portland Maine History
Portland Maine was built on a peninsula that the Native Americans called “Machigonne”. The English settled there, and Fort Levett is still there from the 1630s. it went through a few name changes, such as Casco and Falmouth, and was destroyed several times in various wars before 1775. After the Revolutionary war, part of Falmouth was renamed Portland. By this time, it was a manor port that worked as an important shipping center in Maine.
It was even the state capitol when Maine became a state in 1820, but a couple of years later the capitol was moved to Augusta. Portland was also the site of the northernmost Civil War battle. It burned down during a 4th of July celebration in 1866.Sights
The sights available in Portland are second to none. Beauty, history, and heritage all rub shoulders in this historic city, and you’ll love living here or just visiting. You can still find cobblestone streets in picturesque neighborhoods as you stroll around shopping. One of these neighborhoods is old port. Once a run down warehouse district, it has been transformed into a wonderful destination full of pubs, shops, and eateries arranged along the waterfront. The charm of fully restored Victorian architecture, along with the salty air, sets the atmosphere for your visit.
The Allagash Brewing Company is another destination that provides a fun afternoon, as does the Portland Discovery tour. Go to the Portland Observatory is an observatory for the sea. It’s not an astronomy aid, but rather, designed to let the resident identify incoming vessels as either friend or foe. It also gave ship owners a chance to have roustabouts ready to unload the ship as soon as it made port. It is, in fact, the only remaining maritime observatory in the United States. Its 65 foot white pine columns have been standing for over 200 years.Restaurants
There all all kinds of fine dining in Portland. Try out Fore Street, or 555. Fore Street’s roasted chicken is the bomb, and you haven’t had a better steak east of Ft. Worth. The casual atmosphere, and the delicious food, combine to make your dining experience fabulous. 555 earned awards from the Wine Spectator. Truffled lobster, diver scallops, and other great seafood recipes, combined with extrodinary service, makes this a vacation destination to covet.
Other unique, extraordinary dining experiences are Street & Co, Benny’s, Gilbert’s Chowder House, The Dry Dock, and many others.Hotels
Your stay in Portland will be comfortable and pleasant. From national chains such as the Clarion, La Quinta Inn, and Howard Johnson, to quaint bed and breakfasts such as the Fleetwood House, your lodging will be just what you wanted it to be.
Hurricane Sandy served as a wakeup call for many of us, with thousands of people left without power for weeks. The breakdown of the electrical grid, damaged by flying debris and high winds as well as flood waters, is a sobering reminder that the infrastructures we all take for granted are fragile against the most formidable of enemies – the weather.
That’s why more and more people are turning to standby generators to keep the power on at their house and business. Standby generators can be your lifeline, keeping the food safe to eat and maintaining the temperature at healthy levels.Self-Installed Power Generators
However, you want to make sure you have safe hookups for your generator. Some people assume that all they have to do is plug their generator into a wall outlet, and they have all the power they’ll need. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
“Dirty Power” is the term used for electrical power that surges, lags, and is full of static. This type of power comes from an unsteady power source that pulsates. It is also caused by the use of cords and electrical wiring that are insufficient for the voltage being sent through them. This can create a serious fire hazard at the best, and a shock hazard as well.
When you install your own generator, there is the additional complication of accessibility. Do you have to get your generator out of storage when bad weather threatens? Is it located out in the barn, and connected to the house with an extension cord? How involved is the process you follow to switch from grid power to generator power?
Another problem with self installed generator power is that it can actually ruin your appliances. Anything that uses a generator or compressor must have a steady supply of clean electricity. Your refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioning unit all run with a compressor. Power that surges will cause the compressor to burn out, causing you to have to replace some of your most expensive appliances.Professionally Installed Power Generators
If you hire licensed electricians to hook up your standby generator, the danger will be avoided. Your electrician can install a breaker switch that makes your switch from grid to generator much safer and cleaner. There won’t be any threat of electrocution, and there won’t be the fire hazard associated with the “suicide hookups” that many people try. The electrician will make sure that clean power is processed to your home or business from your standby generators. When the power goes out, all you have to do is start your generator and flip a switch, and you’ll have no interruption to your service.What can run on a generator?
You can’t always run everything you have on generator power. It depends on the size of your unit and the amount of power you need. However, there is usually enough power to keep your refrigerator and freezer running, which will preserve your food. You can also run some type of heating unit with these generators. There will also be enough power to keep your land line telephones working, if the wires are still up, and to charge your cell phones so that you can stay in communication.
If you use medical machinery, a standby generator is a must. Clean electricity is even more important to keep these units running properly.
November, 2012 | Mr. Electric Electricians BlogQuestions? Call Joe207-893-6050
Mr. Electric of Greater PortlandJoe Mazerolle116 Falmouth Rd. Windham, ME 04062&121 Cassidy Point Drive Portland, ME 04102Archive for
Electricians in Freeport ME are well aware of the difficulties residents face in bad weather. Blizzards, winds storms, torrential downpours, and Nor’easters can leave us without power for days at a time. However, Freeport electricians know how to fix that for you.
If you have a standby generator, you have a much bigger chance of weathering out the storms that come through here. In fact, after some of the crazy weather we’ve had, more people than ever are having standby generators installed. Best electricians in Freeport are busy installing permanent, safe hookups for portable generators that homeowners can keep on standby for power outages.
The best electricians in Freeport can put a breaker in that will provide a safe hookup for your portable generator. All you have to do is flip a switch, and your generator will start and your house will switch over to generator power. Plus, when you have electricians in Freeport install your standby generator, you don’t have to worry about shock hazards or “dirty electricity” that will damage your major appliances.
Other services provided by your Freeport electricians can make your home much more comfortable to live in. For instance, electrical upgrades can not only make your home easier to function in, they can help to bring it up to code electrically. You can also have your home or business made electrically handicapped accessible through electrical upgrades by electricians in Freeport.
For the best electricians in Freeport ME, and greater Portland Maine area contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Gray ME are available to help you keep the power on during severe storms. The weather up here can leave thousands of people without electricity for days at a time. With the help of Gray electricians, you won’t have to be without heat and electricity.
A portable generator, installed by electricians in Gray, can keep your family safe and warm. With a standby generator, you can keep the appliances running, thereby protecting your groceries, and you can still cook meals, run communications, and stay warm. However, be sure to hire electricians in Gray to hook up your standby generator, or you could compound your problems.
Electricians in Gray see a common mistake in homes with standby generators. They call it a “suicide hookup”. It happens when a home or business owner runs an extension cord from the generator into the house and plugs it into a wall socket. The idea is that the generator will run electricity through the wiring in the house. This is not only a serious fire hazard, it presents a dangerous threat of electrocution. Let electricians in Gray install a safe and convenient way to get power from your standby generator.
Your Gray electricians will come in and install the proper power switch that will enable you to turn your generator on and supply your house with clean, safe electricity. Call electricians in Gray to get more information.
For electricians in Gray ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Kennebunk ME know what it is to help people without electricity. The storms that come through this area leave hundreds of people without electricity every year. Sometimes the power is down for hours, sometimes, it’s days before power is restored. That’s why its so important to have a standby generator professionally installed by Kennebunk electricians.
A standby, or portable generator can provide your home with enough electricity to keep your appliances running, thereby protecting your food supply. You can also have enough power to cook the food, run a water well, and keep some lights on. Perhaps most important to some people is that electricity will also keep communication lines open. Electricians in Kennebunk can advise you as to the type of generator you need to keep these vital services up and running.
Kennebunk electricians say that they often find a dangerous, home-made hookup for portable generators called a “suicide rig”. This is when a homeowner runs an extension cord from the generator to the house, and plugs it into a wall outlet. The idea is to send the electricity generated by the unit directly into the wiring of the house. This is extremely dangerous. The electricity made by the generator needs to be properly cycled through the regulators and breaker box so that it is clean energy going into your appliances and home wiring. Otherwise, you face a serious threat of fire and electrocution. Hire electricians in Kennebunk to install your portable generator to avoid this danger.
For electricians in Kennebunk ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Kennebunkport Me are usually really busy at various times through the year helping people get ready for extreme weather. Many homeowners in this part of the country like to have a standby generator on hand for power outages. Weather and overloaded systems can leave you without power for hours or days, and nothing but a portable generator can keep your appliances running.
However, be sure to hire Kennebunkport electricians to install your standby generator. Too many people are injured every year with the “suicide hookups” they engineer themselves with the portable generators. You can count on your electricians in Kennebunkport to install a useful, safe, and efficient power station for your standby generator so that you don’t have to worry about fire or electrocution.
According to electricians in Kennebunkport, one of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make with their standby generators is to run an extension cord from the generator to the house and plug the generator directly into an outlet in the wall. Supposedly, the electricity will travel through the electrical wiring of the house providing power. However, this is a sure path to electrocution and fire as the power overheats the outlet and shorts out appliances. Get your electricians in Kennebunkport ME to install a hookup for your portable generator so that all you have to do is flip a switch to change from electricity to generator power. This will save your appliances, and possibly your life.
For electricians in Kennebunkport ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Naples ME can help you to prepare for severe weather. As the storms rage in this part of the country, you can be safe and warm inside your home with steady, clean power from your standby generator. However, make sure that you have Naples electricians install it.
Electricians in Naples often find that homeowners purchase a portable generator, thinking they will simply plug it into an outlet in their house to provide abundant electricity. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Naples electricians call this a suicide hookup because of the extreme fire hazard and electrocution risk. Instead, hire your electricians in Naples to properly install a hookup station for your standby generator. Most generators have a surge protector and regulator built in, but this is not enough to keep the electricity clean as it enters the wiring of your house through an extension cord. In addition, this will overheat your outlets, often melting down wiring.
Naples electricians will install the portable generator so that all you have to do is flip a switch. You can turn on the standby generator, and switch your house over to generator electricity. This will keep your appliances running with clean electricity that is not cluttered with noise and other interference. This is vital to your major appliances, as anything with a compressor can be severely damaged by dirty electricity.
For electricians in Naples ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Raymond ME are available to help you keep the electricity on even in bad weather. Many people these days have learned to count on their standby generators. However, if you have a generator that you use that hasn’t been installed by electricians in Raymond, you might give them a call to have them check the hookup.
Raymond electricians commonly see a home-made generator hook-up called a “suicide rig”. This is when a homeowner runs an extension cord from their generator into the house and plugs the generator directly into a wall socket. The idea is that the electricity will be fed into the house’s electrical wiring, powering the house. However, electricians in Raymond say that there is little regulation of the electricity entering the house this way, and you are living with a serious fire hazard when you do this. The electricity you get from your standby generator is “dirty”, and will surge and carry interference as well. This will cause damage to your appliances, which need a steady, clean source of energy to run properly. Anything that uses a compressor will be damaged by dirty electricity.
In addition, the chances of electrocution are huge with the “suicide rig”. Call electricians in Raymond to come to your home or business and safely install a power station for your generator. When bad weather approaches, all you have to do is flip a switch. Your generator turns on, and clean, steady power is sent directly to your house without the risk of electrocution or fire.
For electricians in Raymond ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Standish ME work hard to make sure their clients are prepared for bad weather. If you don’t have a portable generator, or if you just bought one, make sure to call electricians in Standish to professionally install your standby generator. You may think that all you have to do is plug it in and you automatically have electricity. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Standish electricians will tell you that there is a common misconception that all you have to do is plug a standby generator into a wall socket in your house, and it will supply electricity through the house’s wiring. This is actually called a “suicide hookup”, and for good reason. This type of rig can present a serious fire hazard as it overheats the socket into which it is plugged. It is also a dangerous shock and electrocution hazard. Electricians in Standish can come to your home and install a safe breaker box configuration for your portable generator. Then, when bad weather approaches, all you have to do is flip a switch. The switch will start your standby generator, and switch your home to generator power. After that, all you have to do is maintain your generator.
Electricians in Standish see problems every year with appliances that have been subjected to “dirty electricity”. This is the result of an improperly hooked-up standby generator that doesn’t supply a steady stream of power to the house. The power also has a lot of interference that can damage appliances. Standish electricians can install the generator correctly.
For electricians in Standish ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Best electrical contractors in Portland ME are often called on to install portable generators. This is crucial in this part of the country, where severe weather can sweep through, leaving thousands without power. With rolling blackouts and the increasing cost of electricity, many homeowners resort to their standby generators to provide poser to the house. While this is a great solution to cope with the loss of electricity that many people experience, you should hire electrical contractors to properly hook up your portable generator.
Unless you have Portland electrical contractors come out and install your portable generator, you run the risk of electrocution, circuit overload, and fire. Most people will run an extension cord from their generator directly into the house. There, they will plug the generator into their refrigerator, stove, computer, and phone charger. Unfortunately, this is a terrible idea. The electricity coming off of your generator is not the same standard as that you get from the power company. That power has to abide by a certain code, while the power that comes from your generator needs to be regulated. Since the power from your portable generator is not up to code, it can present a fire and overload hazard if not properly hooked up by electrical contractors in Portland.
Electrical extension cords are not rated to carry such a large load of power. The current is far too strong, and can fry the extension cord, creating a deadly shock hazard. If you try to run several appliances from this extension cord, you are exponentially increasing the risk of overload.
In some cases, electrical contractors in Portland have seen a “suicide plug” hook up. This occurs when a homeowner plugs the generator directly into the wall outlet in the house, thinking to run electricity through the wiring of the house that way. But, when you do this, you don’t have any protection supplied by a current override. This is such a severe danger that it can be an electrocution hazard, and could cause the electrical wiring in your home to completely fry and catch on fire.
Not only that, if you reverse polarity, miss a breaker, or don’t ground the generator correctly, you could be responsible for killing a lineman. Electrical contractors in Portland know how to install your portable generator with an interlock system. This is a breaker box specifically for your generator. It will go right beside your home’s breaker box that handles the electricity. This hook up will have two breakers, only one of which will work at one time. One breaker will turn on your generator, the other will hook you up to the power grid. This way, you won’t have any problem with reverse polarity. You also won’t be able to use your generator without turning off the breaker to the power grid.
Your Portland electrical contractors can hook up your portable generator so that the energy supplied to your home is clean and steady, with no danger of burning out your refrigerator, freezer, or any other appliances. You can remain safe, dry, and warm, and also keep your communications open because you still have power to the house. Let your Portland electrical contractors come assess your current situation, or install a new portable generator today. All you have to do is flip a couple of switches, and you have power to your house. What could be easier than that?
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Electricians in Biddeford ME will be able to install a portable generator at your house or place of business so that you aren’t caught without power. Many times, the storms that come through, or simply the overloaded infrastructure, will leave residents in this area without power. To safeguard your home or business, you can have electricians in Biddeford install a portable generator.
Some people try to install their own standby generator, thinking they can save money by doing so. However, electricians in Biddeford see many hookups that are often called “suicide hookups” in which the generators are simply plugged into an outlet in the house to funnel electricity in that way. This is a tremendous fire hazard, as well as an electrocution hazard. Biddeford electricians can install a properly secured hookup for your portable generator so that if the lights go out, all you have to do to get power back is flip a switch. Standby generators, when properly connected by electricians in Biddeford, will also provide “clean” electricity to your home. This means that there is less noise on the line, and fewer surges, than you would have when you use a less professionally done hookup.
Electrical upgrades are also reasons that electricians in Biddeford are called. By upgrading your electrical service in your home or business, you can live and work more comfortably. Many homes that were built over 25 years ago don’t have enough outlets to handle all of the electronics and appliances that we use today. Electricians in Biddeford can remedy that for you.
For electricians in Biddeford ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Buxton ME will come to your house or business and do electrical upgrades. They also install standby generators. With the weather the way it is here, you may be without electricity for days at a time during a severe snow storm, and a standby generator may be the only way to have any electricity. But, let electricians in Buxton install the power station for your generator. The risk of fire and electrocution is great for those who do an amateur job of it, and it’s not worth the risk.
Electricians in Buxton also can help to make your home easier to live in. How many of us have extension cords strung across spaces in the house or office, or multi-outlet adapters plugged in to the wall. Electrical upgrades will bring updated fixtures and outlets into your home and business. Grounded outlets will reduce the damage done by power surges and lightning strikes. Sufficient outlets in your living and business spaces mean that you no longer must string extension cords around and keep a supply of fuses handy. The lighting will also be much better with electrical upgrades done by electricians in Buxton. Modern light fixtures are much more efficient in their use of energy, and spread light that is not as harsh and tiring to the eye.
Electrical upgrades will also include updated power panels and breakers. This is crucial to keep the structures from being overloaded by the newly installed electrical harness. Our electricians in Buxton can handle this for you, making your home more comfortable than you ever thought possible.
For electricians in Buxton ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Gorham ME are often called to help homeowners and business owners install a properly done fixture for a portable generator. With the extreme weather we face in this area – wind storms, driving rain, and freezing sleet, the electric power grid often will fail, leaving thousands without power. Many people decide that the best way to cope is to get a portable or standby generator. Electricians in Gorham can install a power supply to the generator so that all you have to do when the lights go out is flip a switch. This is a safe alternative to the “suicide hookup” that some people attempt, in which they plug a generator in to an outlet in the house to provide power. This is not only a fire hazard, it’s an electrocution hazard, as well.
Gorham electricians also do a lot of electrical upgrades. This can not only make your home or business more convenient to live and work in, but it will bring the property up to code. This will be necessary if you intend to sell the property. Electricians in Gorham know the codes for the area that are necessary to make your building legal.
Structures that are over 30 years old need attention from electricians in Gorham because they may not even have enough electrical outlets to be handy for the occupants. Homeowners use many more appliances and electronic devices these days than they did 30 years ago. That’s why so often you’ll see extension cords and multi-pronged outlets plugged into the wall socket. This can overload the electrical circuits in your house or place of business. It can also present a fire hazard, and you certainly can get a serious shock from one of these contraptions. Electricians in Gorham can remedy the situation.
For electricians in Gorham ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Our electricians in Old Orchard Beach ME are called upon quite often to do electrical upgrades in homes and businesses. They also install standby and portable generators for home owners and business owners who don’t want to be without power. Quite often, the storms that come through this area will leave residence without power for days at a time. With a standby generator installed by electricians in Old Orchard Beach, you can have power turned back on with just a flip of the switch. This is a safe way to protect your home and stay comfortable even during extended blackouts.
So many times, homeowners will attempt to hook up their portable generators themselves. However, if you want a safe, reliable installment, call electricians in Old Orchard Beach.
Another good reason to call electricians in Old Orchard Beach is to do electrical upgrades. Both homes and businesses that are over 25 years old often don’t have the capacity to support all of the appliances and electronics we use at home and at work. Old Orchard Beach electricians can run an electrical harness through your attic and branch off of that to supply every room with enough outlets and switches to live comfortably.
In addition, electricians in Old Orchard Beach can bring your house or commercial building up to code by upgrading the electrical service. They will also install an updated breaker box and panel so that you don’t have to worry so much about overloaded circuits. This also brings your building up to code. Not only does this assure you that your home or business is safe, it also makes it more likely that you can sell the property when you want to. Buildings that are not up to code cannot be sold.
For electricians in Old Orchard Beach ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Saco ME will do electrical upgrades in your home or business, and hook up standby or portable generators, as well. With the crazy weather we have around here, you may find yourself without electrical power for days, or even weeks, at a time. With a standby generator, you don’t have to worry about being without electricity. Electricians in Saco ME install many power sources to provide you with safe electricity in case of a blackout.
Sometimes, people will hook up their own generators. However, it is usually a good idea to get electricians in Saco to do this for you, so that you know that the connections are safe. You don’t want them to get overloaded or overheated. The power station that the electricians in Saco install will enable you to simply flip a switch to restore power to your home. There is no need for the “suicide hookups” that so many people use, in which they plug a generator in to the electrical system of their homes through wall outlets. This is an electrocution and fire hazard that Saco electricians can help you avoid.
Electrical upgrades are also a common task for electricians in Saco. Rather than trying to sell their home or building, many people are opting to upgrade the electrical service. This will make your home or office more comfortable and convenient to live and work on, because you’ll have all the outlets you need for electronics and appliances. Older homes were built before the use of many appliances and most electronics were popularized, resulting in overloaded circuits. Saco electricians see many situations where homeowners and businesses are at severe risk of electrocution, shock, and fire because of overloaded outlets. This can be the result of too many extension cords or multi-outlet adapters used in the few available outlets.
For electricians in Saco ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Our local electricians in Scarborough ME receive many calls for two basic services – the installation of standby generators and electrical upgrades for homes and businesses.
Scarborough electricians are well familiar with the problems common to this area. High winds, heavy rain, and freezing sleet often tax the electrical infrastructure to the breaking point. This leaves home and business owners without electricity for extended periods of time. Electricians in Scarborough can install hookups in your home or business so that you can start a standby generator during power outages. When properly done by professional Scarborough electricians, the hookups for portable or standby generators are perfectly safe from threat of fire or shock.
Electrical upgrades are also quite common requests of electricians in Scarborough ME. With the economy the way it is, many people have opted to upgrade their existing home rather than sell and purchase new. Those who do put their houses and business on the market may find that they must hire electricians in Scarborough to bring their structures up to code before they can be sold. All of these are common problems faced by electricians in Portland, and they have installation of electrical upgrades down to a science.
Electricians in Scarborough will install an electrical harness in the attic, and from that, run enough wiring for the electrical upgrades you need in your building. They can trace out the existing wiring, replacing any that is faulty or damaged by rodents, and run additional lines to add to the number of outlets and fixture in your home. This also will enable you to have an upgraded power panel so that the circuits won’t become so overload and blow fuses.
For electricians in Scarborough ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Yarmouth ME are called often to help homeowners and business owners to safely ensure that they have power throughout the bad weather that can strike in this area. Strong winds, freezing sleet, and driving rain can damage transmission lines, and rising population will stress already overloaded power plants. A standby generator, or portable generator, can be crucial to keeping the power on at your house or business. Electricians in Yarmouth can install a power supply for your standby generator.
A safe, professionally installed power station for your portable generator is crucial for safe operation. With the help of Yarmouth electricians, if the lights go out, all you have to do is go and flip a switch to have power once again.
Another valuable service you can get from electricians in Yarmouth is electrical upgrades. Many people are choosing to upgrade their homes rather than selling them in a depressed market. Business are the same, with business owners upgrading electrical services in their commercial buildings as well. This can bring buildings up to code, making it legal to sell them. Keep in mind, too, that that electrical upgrades done by electricians in Yarmouth can make your home or office much nicer to live and work in.
Electricians in Yarmouth do a lot of electrical upgrades on older buildings. Most buildings that are 25 to 30 years old or more don’t have enough electrical outlets to support all of the appliances and electronics we use these days. That’s why we run extension cords everywhere, and use multi-outlet adapters in the few outlets we do have. All of this can overload electrical circuits in our homes and offices. You discover that you blow a fuse if you run a hair dryer and a microwave at the same time. Electricians in Yarmouth can fix that, running new, well insulated wiring to new outlets that are properly grounded.
For electricians in Yarmouth ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland ME. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in York County Maine are often called to install standby and portable generators. It’s always a good idea to have the hookups for your generators professionally done by electricians in York County so that you eliminate the risk of fire and electrocution.
Severe weather, such as high winds, ice, and snow, can all place a great strain on the infrastructure that delivers our electricity. Electricians in York County also know that the additional demand made on power plants by increased populations mean that quite often, we will find ourselves without power when we need it the most – when it’s dark and cold. A standby generator can assure you of the proper power so that you don’t have to lose heat and refrigeration. Perhaps most importantly, any medical services you require will be maintained, as well.
York County electricians can also do electrical upgrades to your home. This will not only bring an old structure up to code, it can make your home more convenient for daily living. Older homes, especially, don’t have enough outlets to supply power to the number of appliances we use these days. The result is that many homeowners resort to power strips and multi-outlet adapters to provide power to their daily life. The problem with this is that it overloads the outlets to which they are attached. This creates a fire and shock hazard. You are much better off hiring electricians in York County to come in and run extra wiring to install more outlets and switches in your home.
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Electricians in Freeport ME stay busy in the area performing repairs, installations, and upgrades for electrical services in homes and businesses. One task that is being performed more and more by electricians in Freeport is the installation of portable generators.
Freeport electricians have often been called in after the fact when a portable generator performs poorly. Too often, the homeowner or business owner has not understood the safety hazards involved with improper hookups. Poorly installed portable generators are an electrocution hazard, and a fire hazard as well. Electricians in Freeport will properly install your portable generator so that when the electricity goes off, all you will have to do is flip a lever and your power will be restored.
Electrical upgrades performed by electricians in Freeport ME will bring your home and business up to code. Upgrades will also improve your life by making it possible to use your appliances and electronics. Most houses and commercial buildings built before 1980 don’t have enough electrical outlets to handle all of your needs. Freeport electricians can even install your computer and communications wiring.
When electricians in Freeport upgrade your electrical wiring, you can also get new fixtures. Your fixtures can be as outdates as the wiring in your house, and prone to shorting. You’ll increase the value of your home with electrical upgrades. Electricians in Freeport also will make your electrical system up to code. This will make it possible to insure your house if it is currently uninsurable, and will also make it possible to sell it if you couldn’t sell it before.
For electricians in Freeport ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Falmouth ME are available to install portable generators to help you get through power outages, or install home charging units for your electric car, or to do any number of upgrades and repairs to the electrical systems in your home. Falmouth electricians perform many different services for homes and businesses.
Portable generators installed by electricians in Falmouth ME can provide back up for you with the lights go out. They usually run on diesel or gasoline, but the way they are hooked up to your home makes a difference. To avoid the risk of electrical shock and fire, you should have electricians in Falmouth wire your generator in so that it can take over the electrical generation for your household safely and efficiently. Once this is done, you can provide almost seamless power for your home when the electricity goes out.
Electricians in Falmouth can also upgrade your electrical wiring and electrical fixtures in your home. Many people, in this economy, are updating their homes rather than selling and moving. Many older homes don’t have the electrical capacity to carry all of the appliances we use in our modern day lives. Falmouth electricians can install a new electrical harness that will run enough wires to increase the numbers of outlets and fixtures in your home. In some cases, they’ll be able to pull through using the existing wiring, and in others they’ll run new wiring to expand your service. Falmouth electricians know the codes and standards necessary to upgrade your home electrically.
For electricians in Falmouth ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Cape Elizabeth ME perform many duties that will bring your home or business up to code. They can also provide you with excellent pack up power through the installation of portable generators. With the weather we face in Cape Elizabeth, we often need the use of portable generators to keep our electricity going. Cape Elizabeth electricians can install portable generators so that you don’t have to face the shock or fire hazard you face by installing them yourself.
Electricians in Cape Elizabeth have seen too many situations where people use the “suicide hookups” for their portable generators. However, licensed electricians in Cape Elizabeth can hook up your portable generator so that there is no danger of fire or electrocution. All you will have to do when the lights go out is flip a switch, and you’ll have electricity again.Cape Elizabeth electricians will also perform electrical upgrades in your home or business. If you are thinking about selling your building, you may not be able to do so if you don’t have your building brought up to code. For instance, knob and tube wiring was used in buildings through the 1960s. But, now you can’t resell a building with that type of wiring system. Electricians in Cape Elizabeth can perform electrical upgrades that will bring your home or business up to code.
For electricians in Cape Elizabeth ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Casco ME will bring your home or business up to code with electrical upgrades. Casco electricians will also hook up your portable generator so that you have reliable power in case of an emergency.
Electrical upgrades should be done by licensed Casco electricians. They can come in and install a new electrical harness in the attic, and pull new wires through using the old ones to maintain the fixtures and outlets that are already there. Then, they can run wiring from the harness to the locations for new outlets, switches, and fixtures. Many older homes don’t even have ceiling light fixtures due to lighting of the day. Electricians in Casco can perform these upgrades for you. Without the upgrades, you may not even be able to insure or sell your house. Hiring electricians in Casco may make your house insurable, and increase the likelihood that it will sell when you’re ready to put it on the market.
Electricians in Casco can also install your portable generator. Too many homeowners hook up their own portable generators incorrectly, producing a serious electrocution danger. Fire hazards also can result from incorrectly installed generators. With the weather problems in this area, people may lose power with any storm that comes through, so it’s good to know that electricians in Casco can hook up your portable generator so that all you have to do is flip a switch when the electricity goes down.
For electricians in Casco ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Best electricians in South Portland ME perform many different services for home and business owners. If you need your building brought up to code, electricians in South Portland can do electrical upgrades. Another valuable service you can get from South Portland electricians is installations of portable generators.
Portable generators are popular in this part of the country because of power outages due to overtaxed power grids and foul weather. Electricians in South Portland ME can install your portable generators so that they are safe to operate and a reliable source of power in an emergency. There is no need to rely on your own understanding of the hookups. Best electricians in South Portland have seen many “suicide hookups” that homeowners have done themselves. Let the professionals hook up your portable generators. All you will have to do is flip a switch when the lights go out.
Another valuable service you can get from electricians in South Portland is upgrading of your electrical system. Many people are choosing to upgrade their electrical wiring and fixtures in their homes and businesses, rather than selling in a depressed real estate market. This is an excellent move, and South Portland electricians have upgrading down to a science. They can come in and install a new electrical harness in your attic, and run new wiring so that you can add outlets and switches into each room. You can also get updated fixtures in your home through electrical upgrades.
For best electricians in South Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Electricians in Cumberland County stay very busy installing portable generators and doing electrical upgrades. Electrical upgrades are often required before you can put your house or commercial building on the market. This is because old wiring has cloth insulation that eventually decays, leaving exposed wires throughout your structure. This is a serious fire hazard. In fact, electricians in Cumberland County are often called in just so the structure can be brought up to code for insurance purposes. Most of the time, homeowners can’t sell a house with outdated wiring, and have to hire electricians in Cumberland County to perform upgrades.Cumberland electricians can also install your portable generator so that it is a dependable source of power in your home in emergency situations. Improperly installed portable generators not only don’t work well, leaving you without the emergency power you thought you would have, they can also present an electrocution and fire hazard. That’s why it is well worth the effort to hire electricians in Cumberland County to come in and install your portable generator.
For electricians in Cumberland County ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Brunswick ME can perform many valuable services to you for your home or business. Electrical upgrades are often high on the priority lists of property owners, especially if they own older buildings. Another common call that electricians in Brunswick get is for the installation of portable generators.
Electricians in Brunswick are often called in to upgrade the electricity in homes and businesses that were built before the 1970s. These structures were often built with knob and tube wiring. This type of electrical wiring is not insurable now, and is not up to current safety codes. Electrical upgrades performed by electricians in Brunswick will bring your house up to code. This will enable you to insure your home at a rate you can afford, and will make it possible to sell your house if you want to. Otherwise, you can’t sell the house. It has to be up to local electrical codes for you to sell it.
This area also sees a lot of storms and the chances of power outages. Electricians in Brunswick are called on quite often to properly hook up portable generators. Home and business owners who connect their own portable generators often do so incorrectly, creating electrocution and fire hazards. Brunswick electricians will hook up your portable generators so that all you have to do when the lights go out is flip a switch.
For electricians in Brunswick ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Bath ME will perform installations, repairs, and upgrades to your home or business. Many people elect to purchase a portable generator for times when the electricity goes out. Bath electricians can install the portable generators properly, reducing the risk of electrocution and fire. Too many people make mistakes with their generator installation, creating safety risks that are avoidable if you elect to have electricians in Bath install your generator.
Electricians in Bath can also perform electrical upgrades for your home or business. Structures built before the 1970s often used knob and tube wiring. This type of wiring is uninsurable, and you can’t sell your building if it has this kind of wiring in it. Bath electricians will upgrade the electrical wiring and bring your building up to code.
Usually, electricians in Bath will install an updated electrical harness in the attic. To this harness, they can attach the new wiring, pulling new wires through where the old ones were and adding additional wires for added outlets, switches, and fixtures. This is a minimally invasive procedure that will make it much easier to use all of the appliances and electronics in your home. It can reduce the number of extension cords and multiple outlets that you are forced to use in your home. Electricians in Bath will bring your home up to code so that you can insure it or sell it.
For electricians in Bath ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Westbrook ME can upgrade your electrical services in your home or business, and install portable generators as well. In fact, many home and business owners are upgrading electrical services so that their buildings will come up to code. This is a great way to improve your property without having to sell in a depressed real estate market. Electricians in Westbrook make your home or business up to date and modern with electrical upgrades.Westbrook electricians can also install portable generators for you. Don’t risk electrocution and fire by hooking up your own portable generator. Let electricians in Westbrook install the hook up so that all you have to do when the lights go out is flip a switch. This is a much safer and efficient way to have portable generators installed.
In addition, electrical upgrades may be necessary for you to sell your house. If your house was built before 1969, it may have knob and tube wiring. Insurance companies won’t insure houses with this type of wiring, and you can’t resell them, either. Electricians in Westbrook will perform electrical upgrades that bring your house up to code and make it ready for the resell market.
Electricians in Westbrook can help you to have enough electrical outlets and fixtures in your house, too. Older homes were not built with the ability to support all of the appliances and electronics we have today. But, Westbrook electricians can remedy that by installing a new electrical harness and running more wiring that is capable of providing more outlets.
For electricians in Westbrook ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Cumberland ME can upgrade your electrical service at your home and hook up portable generators, too. With increasing strain on electrical transmission infrastructures and severe weather, you may find yourself in the dark without a portable generator. Cumberland electricians can hook your generator up in your home so that the switch from power grid to generator power will be seamless.Electricians in Cumberland will also upgrade your electrical wiring and services in your home. Many homeowners are opting to do this rather than selling their home. This is a great solution for the depressed real estate market, since it brings your own home up to code and increases the value. Cumberland electricians will install a new electrical harness that will bring enough outlets to each room, and fixtures as well.
You will find that electricians in Cumberland are well acquainted with the most up to date fixtures available for the domestic and commercial markets. When you plan your electrical upgrade, ask your Cumberland electricians about the newest fixtures and configurations available. For example, your kitchen can be rewired to provide handicapped access. No longer will you have trouble reaching across a countertop to plug in appliances. You’ll find that you can have the outlets and switches installed on the front of cabinets, aiding your access.
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August, 2012 Electricians in Portland ME can perform any number of services for your home and business. One of the most common services performed by electricians in Portland is upgrading electrical wiring and fixtures.
Houses built before the 1960s often have knob and tube wiring in them. Portland ME electricians will tell you that you usually have to have this type of wiring replaced before you can sell a house. In addition, you often can’t get homeowners’ insurance if your house has knob and tube wiring. Electricians in Portland do a lot of electrical upgrades to this type of wiring.
Portland electricians also will check your breaker box to see if it is overloaded. If you find that you are often “blowing fuses”, you may need the services of electricians in Portland ME. They can come in and install a more up to date breaker box so that you don’t have to worry about shorts or blown fuses any more.
In most cases, the Portland ME electricians that come to your home will be licensed professionals, rather than trainees. This is because electricians in Portland have to do their own work, rather than contract it out. They can have an apprentice, but the Portland electricians have to be onsite, supervising the work of apprentices at all times.
For electricians in Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Residential electricians in Windham ME can perform any number of invaluable services to bring your home up to code and beautify it. Home lighting design, fan installation, exhaust fan installation, electrical inspections, and electrical upgrades can all be done in a timely and safe manner by your residential electricians in Windham.
You can also have your Windham residential electricians install light outside your home, in the soffits of your house and landscaping. In fact, if you want holiday lighting, you can often call your residential electricians in Windham.
Don’t risk your own safety by installing ceiling fans. It is much harder than you would think, and when you hire residential electricians in Windham, you can have experts onsite who will do the job quickly, efficiently, and safely. Leave the hazardous work to the expert Windham ME residential electricians.
The same is true for exhaust fan installation. Exhaust fans, when installed by residential electricians in Windham, will actually be one of the most useful devices in your home. It can help to divert moisture that fogs your mirrors and causes wallpaper to sag. In addition, the exhaust fans will aid in overhead lighting, and can even be a source of warmth in cold weather. There are many sized of exhaust fans, and your residential electricians in Windham can make it all come together for you to make your bathroom environment fresh and healthy.
For residential electricians in Windham ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Electricians in Windham ME are available to provide electrical upgrades, electrical installation, and repairs for both residential and commercial properties. Look for highly trained professionals who are licensed electricians in Windham, in order to get quality electrical installation and repairs.
If your house or commercial building is more than 35 years old, it may need a service panel upgrade performed by electricians in Windham ME. Most of the building constructed that long ago were not intended to provide power to the varied types and numbers of electrical appliances in today’s world. As the use of consumer electronics has increased, the demand for whole home surge protection, power conditioners, and shock and fire prevention has increased. Overloaded circuits in homes have cause the demise of many electrical items, including big-screen TVs and computers. Electricians in Windham ME can keep damage from happening to your appliances and electrical items.
In addition, power conditioners are available from electricians in Windham. This will contribute to the over-all stability of your electrical items, because it will provide clean power to the devices. It will not only provide surge protection, but it filters out electrical “noise” as well.
For electricians in Windham ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Residential electricians in Portland ME can provide many improvements to your home, making it more comfortable, attractive, and improving the value, as well. Portland residential electricians can help you out with home lighting design. Older homes, built before the 1970s, often don’t even have ceiling lights in most rooms. Residential electricians in Portland can design a layout of lighting for your home that will bring it up to date, and provide beautiful ambient, task, and direct lighting to any part of your house that needs it.
In addition, residential electricians in Portland are up to date on the different styles of lighting available to home owners. Whether you want modern fixtures, avant-garde, traditional, farm-style, Tuscan, or any other style, a consultation with Portland residential electricians will help to clarify the style you are looking for, and advise you in your choices. You may want a selection of chandeliers, pot lights, sconces, lanterns, and pendant lights throughout your home to set the ambience you’re looking for. Residential electricians in Portland know how to do all of this, making your home a special, beautiful place.
For residential electricians in Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
There are a number of different situations that are out there that will require that you are able to find electricians in Portland Maine. You will want to make sure that you know what questions to ask as well as what to look for to ensure that you are able to find the best electrical contractor out there. There are some questions that you will want to ask no matter if you are looking at a residential electrician or if you are looking at a commercial electrician.
When you are looking for electricians in Windham, ME the first step that you will want to take is to get a listing of all the local electricians in South Portland, ME. This will allow you to have a list where you will be able to start checking electrical contractors off as you find that they will not suit your needs. This should leave a couple that you will have to determine which would best suit your needs. The next step that you will want to take when you are looking for electricians in Falmouth, ME is to look for a company that is able to provide you with well trained employees. There are some companies that hire new electricians and expect them to learn on the job by themselves which leaves you in a bind. You will want to make sure that you are able to find electricians in Portland ME that are able to provide you with professionalism, reliability, safety, and convenience. This basically means that when the electrical contractor arrives at your home that they are respectful and treat you home or office in the same manner that they might treat their own. You will also want to be able to rely up the electricians in Portland, Maine. This will mean that you are able to call them any time day or night for emergencies and know that they will be there as well as know that you are not going to get charged extra for emergency services.
For more information on electricians in Portland Maine please feel free to give us a call at (207) 892-4020.Electricians in South Portland ME perform many services that will make your life easier and safer. For instance, you may not realize that you could improve your home electrical service simply with an upgraded service panel. And if you own a business, you may increase sales with properly planned out security and landscape lighting. All you have to do is ask your electricians in South Portland ME to draw up a plan, and install the right equipment.South Portland ME electricians know that shock hazards often occur in outdated, overloaded, or poorly installed electrical outlets and switches. If you have an electrical switch that gets hot when you leave the light on, you have a fire hazard. When you bring in South Portland electricians, they can install modern service panels and breaker boxes that will evenly distribute the power used in your home. Many of today’s electrical appliances are far more energy efficient than their predecessors, but still need cleaner electricity than outdated wiring can provide. With up to date wiring, you can reduce shock and fire hazards in your home and business.
In addition, electricians in South Portland ME can install power conditioners that take much of the noise out of your electrical transmission lines, delivering cleaner power to your appliances and electronic devices.
For electricians in South Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Commercial electricians in Windham ME may be called on to perform services in anything from installing additional outlets to entire electrical system upgraded. Whether you need specialty receptacles installed, or shock and fire prevention, Windham commercial electricians can perform the services quickly and safely.
Your commercial electricians in Windham can also install landscape and security lighting. We have found that this will draw in customers, since they feel save on your property. Your landscape and security lighting will add beauty to your property, while providing enough illumination to keep customers safe to and from the building. Have commercial electricians in Windham ME install parking lot lighting, landscape lighting, and security lighting to protect not only your customers and employees, but your property as well. Prowlers are far less likely to vandalize or break into a building that is well lit with quality lighting installed by Windham commercial electricians.
Decks, patios, parking lots, and sitting areas are much more inviting and confidence inspiring after commercial electricians get through installing security lighting. The lighting can also create a mood that instills confidence in your customers, since they know they can enter and exit your building safely and that you are aware of their needs.
In addition to security lighting, commercial electricians in Windham ME can perform wiring upgrades that will protect your physical plant and your electronic hardware, as well. They can do hi-tech troubleshooting, tracking down the reason certain areas of your offices lose service or have faulty service, and perform any maintenance you need on those routes. For added security, let your commercial electricians in Windham install dedicated computer circuitry, so that you won’t have to worry as much about power surges and power outages. These can all be connected to emergency generator systems that the Windham commercial electricians install for you, and the entire system can be backed up. Your electricians will also perform safety inspections, checking for shorts, loose connections, and any other areas where there may be danger of short or shock.
Surge protection is another valuable service from your commercial electricians in Windham. Without proper surge protection, an electrical storm, brown out, or black out can destroy some of your more delicate electronic devices. Microwaves, refrigerators, computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, medical equipment, can all be ruined by power surges. Let your Windham commercial electrician install whole-building surge protection.
For commercial electricians in Windham ME, contact Mr. Electric. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.Commercial electricians in Portland ME are often called to bring commercial property up to code. City, county, local, and state codes must be maintained, especially if your property is about to change hands or be remodeled. Any time you remodel your business site, changes have to be made to bring all aspects of your building up to code. This is where commercial electricians in Portland provide invaluable service.
Before you ever begin to update your building, call commercial electricians in Portland to do a professional code inspection. They know what is necessary to keep you and your employees and customers safe, so they should provide a checkup. Portland commercial electricians will take safety measures to make sure that there are no shock hazards in your building, and that everything is brought up to code.
Electrical malfunctions are the 6th most common cause of death at the workplace. This means that electrical contractors in Portland ME must be very diligent in identifying potential problems and outdated or damaged electrical service in your place of business.
Security is often a concern for business owners, and commercial electricians in Portland can help you with many aspects of business security. For instance, specialty lighting can create a much safer environment for your employees and customers. In fact, your sales often will improve when you have security lighting around your business. It doesn’t have to be harsh, industrial light. Security lighting has come a long way and your Portland ME commercial electricians know how to install the right fixtures to warm up the exterior of your property without glaring. The right lighting will almost be felt, rather than seen, creating an ambiance of warmth and welcome without compromising security. When your customers feel safe as they walk to and from their vehicles, they are more likely to take their time in your store. Entry ways, parking lots, decks, and walkways can all have a warm, welcoming glow that directs your customers’ steps as they approach and leave your place of business. Your commercial electricians in Portland can make it all happen.
Not only does security lighting keep your employees and customers safe, it will deter any prowlers and thieves that may try to break in and vandalize your property. Well lit areas are known to deter illegal activity.
For commercial electricians in Portland ME, contact Mr. Electric of Greater Portland. You can call 207-892-4020, or go to the Mr. Electric website to get a quote.
Since 1994, the professional electricians at Mr. Electric have been serving residential and commercial customers throughout the US and Canada. We get it right the first time, delivering the most comprehensive electrical services including installation, upgrade, and repair solutions available.
You can feel confident calling Mr. Electric, knowing that our highly trained electricians will treat you, your family, and your property with the respect and attention to safety you deserve. Whether it’s hanging a ceiling fan, installing a custom-designed landscape lighting system, or rewiring a commercial structure, or other electrical services, you can call on Mr. Electric. We have the power to make things better!Electrical contractors in Windham ME provide valuable services to residential and commercial customers. Service panel upgrades, shock prevention, fire prevention, power conditioners, and whole home surge protection are just some of the services provided by Windham electrical contractors.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International has established several guidelines to make your home or office safe, electrically, and electrical contractors in Windham should be able to work in accordance with these guidelines. Your home or office can be brought up to date, reducing shock and fire hazards, through the knowledgeable service of electrical contractors in Windham ME.
Line Noise, brownouts, surges, and spikes all do tremendous damage to your electronic devices. Thousands of dollars are spend every year replacing items that could have been saved by a power conditioner installed by electrical contractors in Windham. These conditioners will filter out line noise that is caused by fluctuation of power. Radio frequency interference is one of the most common causes of noise on your electrical lines, and can interfere with the function of your devices. Windham electrical contractors can eliminate this noise with power conditioners.
Your electrical contractors in Windham ME can also install electrical panel upgrades. Your computers, especially, are very vulnerable to power surges and tripped fuses. Many business owners will hire electrical contractors in Windham to install dedicated circuits for their computer systems, to help protect them from overload. This can be included in your electrical panel upgrade.
If your lights flicker and fuses blow out, your need to have your electrical contractors in Windham come in and do a panel upgrade. This will help to protect your electrical devices and appliances, and reduce shock and fire hazards. An insufficient panel will overheat, causing failure at the box and melting circuits. Or, you may hear crackling in the power panel. This is a sure sign of a fire hazard. Another sign that you need electrical panel upgrades is if your electronics and appliances don’t run at full power. All of this can be eliminated with the proper panel installation, done by Windham electrical contractors. They can install more modern fixtures. They can also install more circuits, so that the old ones are not overloaded. Your electrical contractors in Windham can also install more outlets and switches, so that you don’t have to overload outlets and run extension cords everywhere.
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