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Get the Most Out of Your Residential Electrical Service

At Helping Hands Electric LLC, we’re always ready to provide the best residential electrical service to all of our customers. Our customers receive high-quality, same-day service from our trained, certified electricians. We offer a wide range of electrical services. Contact us if you have any of the following service requests: 

1. Switch and Outlet Repair & Installation

It is not rare for light switches to exhibit unexplained behavior, like buzzing or even failing to work. This could be caused by an overload, a broken wire, or an incorrect connection. That’s the time to call a professional electrician to investigate the cause of the malfunction and take steps to repair the switch, or outlet, or install a new one. Electricians require specialized knowledge, equipment, and methods for tackling these kinds of jobs.

2. Upgrades to Electrical Panels

The electrical panel is the key component of your electrical system, distributing the power entering the home to all the circuits. If the panel is older than 100 amps, upgrading it is highly recommended. We offer the installation of a new 100 amp or 200 amp panel based on the power demand of the residence. Common issues such as an overheated panel, frequently tripped breakers, or buzzing sounds, may be addressed when replacing the service panel.

3. Lighting Repair, Upgrades, & Installation

Common electrical problems such as flickering, dimming, or buzzing lights may indicate outdated, overloaded, or faulty wiring. It could be that too many devices are connected to the circuit, or the switch is faulty and requires replacing. Alternatively, you may just need to tighten the bulb, a simple job that does not require an electrician.

In any scenario, it is critical to identify the source of a lighting problem and seek out the services of an electrician for any required maintenance or upgrades. Electrical services can involve indoor and outdoor lighting, such as architectural or security lighting and pool lighting requiring transformers, subterranean cables, and waterproofing.

4. Ceiling Fan Installation

Installing and repairing ceiling fans with their intricate wiring is best left to electricians. These professionals specialize in safely mounting fans in living rooms and bedrooms for optimal cooling. Additionally, any wiring installation or updates need to be completed correctly to ensure that the fan works properly, and to prevent potential shocks or fires.

5. Wiring & Rewiring

A certified electrician should always carry out wiring installation, maintenance, and replacement. Even with the electricity shut off, there exists the chance for electric shocks, burns, or fatalities if one isn't suitably equipped and safeguarded. Each and every device, machine, and electrical work must be managed by wiring. If any of them does not function, a short circuit or a worn wire may be the underlying cause. Electricians are properly prepared to quickly diagnose and fix the issue or even totally rewire an old house.

6. Washer & Dryer Hookups

It is not always easy to simply plug in an appliance once it is delivered; it is possible that electrical upgrades and wiring requirements must be completed first. Professional help may be necessary for appliances with high amperage needs, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and sump pumps. This may involve the creation of a dedicated circuit in order to meet the appliance's power requirements.

No matter what type of residential electrical service you need, from quick repairs to complete rewiring, we can help. All of our work is always performed in compliance with state and local codes and our electricians are highly experienced in both new construction and existing construction. Every job we work on is supervised and inspected to guarantee the highest level of quality. All of our electricians are background checked, licensed, and insured for your peace of mind. Contact us today and let us show you why Helping Hands Electric LLC is your go-to electrician.

Other Electrical Services You May Need 

Licensed electricians can help you with any of the following situations at your home or business: 

  • Electrical setup & rewiring
  • Electrical panel installation, upgrading, & replacement
  • Surge protection throughout your home
  • Installation & repair of outlets
  • Ceiling fan installation & repair
  • All lighting needs – fixture installation, replacement, & repair
  • Installation of smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Exhaust fan installations
  • Swimming pool & hot tub wiring
  • Electrical safety inspections
  • All electrical maintenance & repairs

Electrical Problem? We Have the Solution!

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Electrical contractors are ready to deal with any electrical emergency. Are you bothered by any of these electrical problems? We’ve got you covered!

Do your lights randomly dim, buzz, or flicker?

Dimming, buzzing, or flickering lights are very common problems. This is not caused by a ghost coming to haunt you or your home! Likely this is occurring for one of these reasons:

  • You have outdated wiring that needs to be upgraded.
  • Too many appliances are running off the same circuit or there is a fault in the circuit.
  • The switch itself is faulty and needs to be replaced.
  • Your light bulb is loose. Tighten it up and you should be fine! 

Is your light switch buzzing or not working at all? 

If you can’t turn on your light or your switch is buzzing like a bee, there could be three possible reasons:

Does your circuit breaker keep tripping?

This can be extremely annoying, especially if you’re in the middle of a good TV show, or attempting to do household chores like vacuuming while also trying to stay cool with the AC on. There are a few reasons that this could be happening:

  • If you notice that it seems to happen every time you use the air fryer, for example, the problem may be with that specific appliance.
  • There could be an arc fault (a loose screw in the terminal connection in the switch or outlet).
  • There are too many things plugged in at once, drawing too much current. The wiring likely needs to be upgraded.
  • There is a short circuit somewhere – a hot wire is touching a neutral wire.
  • The circuit breaker is old or worn out and needs to be replaced.

Are your outlets dead?

Even if only one outlet is dead, you should contact an electrician to investigate the cause. Some possible reasons are:

  • One or more fuses have tripped.
  • There is a fault in the electrical wiring.
  • The outlet is faulty.

Is your plug hot to the touch or shocking you when you touch it? 

Do NOT use an appliance or outlet if the plug is hot, blackened, or causes a shock or tingling feeling when touched. This could be very dangerous! Your electrician will probably find one of the following causes:

  • The outlet is faulty and needs to be replaced.
  • The wiring is faulty.
  • The appliance is faulty.

Is your electric bill skyrocketing? 

An abnormally high electric bill could be a result of:

  • A fault in the electrical wiring or circuit.
  • A leakage in the electrical system.
  • Outdated appliances that are drawing too much current.

Do you need electrical upgrading? 

If your wiring is old or you’re working on renovations to your property, you will need an electrician to:

  • Replace an old, too-small, or outdated panel.
  • Install more lights, ceiling fans, light switches, and/or outlets.
  • Replace or upgrade the existing wiring.

The 411 on Your Home’s Electrical Needs

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When it comes to installing electrical services in your home, various aspects need to be taken into consideration before beginning the project. Factors such as the composition of the wall and ground wiring must be assessed prior to installing indoor wiring. Here’s the 411 on what may be going on within your walls:

1. Wiring

When moving into a house or adding extra living space, new wiring must be installed to form an electrical network. It is wise to hire a reliable electrical contractor to do the job correctly. This will ensure that the new wiring is durable and of good quality that will provide electrical comfort.

Indoor wiring is quite different from outdoor because the needs vary. You may need more insulation if you’re installing indoor wires, while outdoor wires will require sturdy protection and cover to protect them from external elements. 

To ensure the correct type of wiring is installed, it is best to consult a professional electrician who will have the experience and knowledge to help determine what kind of wiring is best for your setting. The appropriate wiring is essential for any construction project as homes could not function properly without it. Not only does it need to be durable and efficient, but also secure to ensure the safety of everyone in the home.

When you make sure that the wiring is safe, secure, and properly installed in your house, you are proofing your house to protect it from electrical damage. This is because most of the electrical mishaps that happen in the house are usually linked to excessive sparks or faults in the wiring. If you notice any such changes in the electrical facilities at your home, immediately get in touch with credible electrical contractors before the matter gets out of hand.

2. Installing Lights and Fans

A common electrical project is installing lights and fans. If you have just moved into a new home, you may want to revamp the existing lights and fans while also installing them from scratch in other rooms. Try to choose energy-efficient and eco-friendly lighting solutions because they protect the environment, and help reduce energy bills.

An efficient light solution can drastically cut down costs and preserve natural resources. To ensure the best results with energy-efficient lighting solutions, expert electrical contractors can help with the technicalities. The contractors will install efficient light bulbs and lamps that are properly suited for each room and aesthetically pleasing. The contractors will provide guidance when it comes to selecting the best fans for buildings and homes, in order to maintain the correct temperatures.

3. Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance of wires, electrical appliances, and other electrical installations is essential for providing safe and reliable service. Engaging an experienced and responsible electrical contractor to come out at least once every six months for routine maintenance will help ensure electric power and appliances remain in good working order. A dedicated contractor will be committed to providing quality service, and take into consideration the satisfaction of their customers.


4. Circuit Breakers

If you have any heavy appliances in the house, it is important to also have circuit breakers installed near them. These circuit breakers would prevent any extreme voltage from damaging the appliance and the wiring. Should there be a surge of voltage, the circuit breaker would trip and protect the wiring and the appliance. Whenever you get a heavy appliance, make sure to contact your electrical contractor to get a circuit breaker installed.

5.   Repair & Replacement

A burning smell coming from the switchboard, flickering lights, circuit breakers tripping, and appliances not working properly are all signs of an electrical issue that will require either a replacement or repair. If you experience any of these, contact an electrical contractor to find out what would be the best solution.

What Is the Most Common Residential Electrical Service?

A 200-amp service is the most commonly installed electrical service capacity for new and updated homes. It is capable of supplying power to standard electrical demands, such as lighting, appliances, and certain small household electrical items. It may not be sufficient to power large electricity-hungry devices, such as electric heating systems, from a single panel. In larger homes with extensive electrical demands, installing a 300-amp service or larger may be required in order to adequately power all electrical devices.

What Is Included in a Residential Electrical System?

A home's electrical system typically consists of incoming power lines, an electric meter, a service panel, subpanels, household wiring, electrical boxes, receptacles (outlets), switches, and appliances, lights, and other equipment that tap into the power supply. 

The electrical meter measures the amount of power used, while the service panel handles the distribution of electricity throughout the home. Subpanels divide the electricity to provide current to other areas, with the use of household wiring, electrical boxes, receptacles and switches to control the flow of electricity to the outlets and various appliances. Lights and other equipment can also be connected to the power source.

If you’re looking for a specific residential electrical service in your home, do not hesitate to contact Helping Hands Electric LLC.

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