The Ultimate Guide to Electrical Repair
Have you ever faced a flickering light, an unexplained power outage, or heard a buzzing noise from your electrical system? If so, you know that electrical issues can be frustrating and even dangerous. Understanding and addressing these issues is crucial to maintaining a safe and functional home.
This ultimate guide to electrical repair will help you identify common problems, know when to call a professional electrician, and learn how to prevent future issues.
Identifying Common Electrical Issues
Common electrical issues such as flickering lights, power outages, and buzzing noises may indicate an underlying electrical problem that requires attention. Electrical problems can range from minor inconveniences to severe safety hazards, hence, comprehending their causes and knowing how to handle them is necessary. In some cases, you may need to seek electrical repair services.
Our professional electricians can help with a wide range of common home electrical issues, such as:
Flickering lights can be caused by:
- an overloaded circuit
- voltage fluctuations
- old or loose wires
- a faulty lightbulb
These issues can lead to disruptions in your home’s electrical system and pose a serious threat to safety.
Understanding the potential causes of flickering lights can help you determine whether you need to call a professional electrician or if you can troubleshoot the issue yourself.
Power outages can occur for various reasons, including:
- equipment failure
- overloaded circuits
In some cases, you may need the assistance of a professional electrician to diagnose the cause of the outage and fix the issue.
A backup generator can also provide a reliable source of power during an outage, protecting your home from damage caused by power surges or outages.
Buzzing noises in electrical systems may indicate overloaded, frayed, or improperly grounded wires. These issues can pose a significant risk if left unaddressed, as they may lead to electrical fires or other hazards. If you hear buzzing noises in your electrical system, it is necessary to immediately reach out to a certified professional electrician and turn off the electricity until they arrive.
Expert Residential Electrical Services Include:
- Ambiance Lighting, Recessed Lights, Chandeliers & Wall Sconces
- Vanity Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Garage & Basement Lighting
- Under Cabinet, Glass and Shelve Lighting
- Complete Home Safety Inspections
- New 100 Amp, 200 Amp, & 400 Amp Services
- Electrical Panel and Breaker Replacement
- Knob and Tube Removal, Replacement and Rewiring
- Outlets, GFCI Outlets, and Floor Outlets
- Appliance Circuits, Smoke & C/O Detectors
- Phone, Data, Cable Points, Time Clocks, & Motion Sensors
- Flat Screen TV, Home Theater, and Smart Home Installations
- Vanity Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Exhaust Fans, Attic & Gable Fans
- LED Lights, Lamp Replacement & Whole House Surge Protectors
- Lighting Design and Installation
- Landscape, Deck, & Patio Lighting
- Coastal Source Landscape Lighting & Outdoor Audio
- Driveway and Lamp Post Lighting
- Exterior Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
- EVSE Charging Installation for Electric Cars
- Security, Motion, Spot, & Parking Lot Lights
- Service Cable Replacement
- Weather Proof GFCI Outlets
- Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, & Spa Circuits
- LED Lights
- Generator Installation
- Wiring For Detached Garages and Sheds
What Our Residential Clients Say
Kelly did two great jobs for us. They replaced the last of the old knob and tube wiring in our hallway (two stories). The work was done quickly and cleanly. Shortly after this, we contracted with Kelly to install a whole-house generator - a huge job. The entire crew - closely supervised by the owner - was knowedgeable, hard-working, and courteous. They obtained the permits, consulted us about details, worked hard, and completed the job They also cleaned the site up carefully when the installation was complete. These are consummate professionals and we recommend Kelly highly..
Kelly Electric showed up on time and was very responsive throughout the entire time their team was working at our house. All of the fixtures they installed work perfectly and they left our house as clean as it was before they began doing work. The technician who we worked with made sure to verify where we wanted our fixtures installed before he began doing work and gave us honest recommendations for everything we were considering changing in our house. I would absolutely recommend them and will use them again if a need arises.
I have now used Kelly electric for several major projects (installation of whole house generator, electrical upgrade in condo renovation, and rewiring of basement lights) and have been impressed each time with their responsiveness, professionalism and quality workmanship. Their prices are very reasonable. Would not hesitate to use then again in the future for other projects.
Kelly Electric removed our knob and tube wiring. I called on a Thursday, Sean Mullan came the next day and gave me an estimate that afternoon, and work started the following Monday. They get an A+ for responsiveness! The men who did the work were great, too. It's not an easy job but they made it as painless for us as possible.
Gareth and his team are top notch! They performed a very large, very complicated job in my home, which included removing old knob and tube wiring. They then wired a complicated kitchen with every possible appliance. They are prompt, hard workers, clean, and efficient. Gareth is easy to contact, and manages his work teams well. I would highly recommend Kelly Electric.
I've used Kelly Electric a couple of times since moving to Havertown, and have been very impressed - found them to be friendly, responsive, and reasonably priced. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.
Fantastic response time and service! Nick came out within an hour of when I called to set up an appointment and did an outstanding job troubleshooting our problem. Thanks!
I recently used Kelly Electric for the addition of a new outlet to accommodate a new tank-less water heater. Sean and his team were responsive, courteous and professional. Theirs was the most competitive bid for the work, and they were in and out in an hour or so.
I would recommend them without hesitation, and will definitely use them again when the need arises.
We had Kelly rewire our house and remove the old knob and tube wiring. Not an easy job in a close to 100 year old house. They made some holes in the walls and ceilings to fish the new wires (as they said they would have to do), but they patched them, protected the floors and furniture from debris, and cleaned up daily. Their price was fair and they did a professional job. We can recommend them without reservation.
Installed a generator at my home. Was professional, on time and did a fantastic job. It wasn't an easy job but they were courteous and made sure to leave my home free of trash and even brought up my trash cans! I would definitely use them again.
We recently had Kelly Electric evaluate and repair an error made by a previous electrician. Mr. Kelly provided courteous and detailed answers to my questions and had our problem fixed quickly. I highly recommend Kelly Electric!
Great experience throughout, from initial call to estimate to scheduling of the job. The guys were pleasant around the house and worked hard for the day they were here. NO hesitation in recommending Kelly Electric again!
Our Service Areas
Regardless of which commercial or residential electrical service you’re in need of, the electricians at Kelly Electric provide an array of interior and exterior electrical services in PA. We’re dedicated to providing cost-effective solutions for any sized project. Below is the list of Pennsylvania Counties and towns we serve. If your area is not listed below, please call us at 484-454-5494 to see if we can help you.
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Since 2001, Kelly Electric has been providing quality, affordable electrical services to clients in the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey area. We love working with commercial and residential clients. From pool and hot tub wiring, to full home electrical projects, we do it all.