Electrical problems are nothing to sneeze at. Unless you know what you’re doing, tinkering with electricity is a risky business. A fully qualified Massachusetts residential electrician best completes even small and simple jobs.
Partnering with an expert will ensure that all work is completed safely, properly, and by local electrical code requirements. We guarantee it.
Circuit, panel, and wiring issues can develop anywhere in your home. Don’t ignore these symptoms. Continuing to operate a faulty electrical system is extremely unsafe. Instead, call Mister Sparky immediately for help with electrical system troubleshooting.
The main electrical service panel in your home receives power from a utility company. That panel then distributes the power it receives to individual circuits throughout the house. The individual circuits manage the flow of electricity to electronic devices, appliances, and outlets in their respective areas.
Main service panels are distribution centers that direct the flow of electricity through service wires and exit wires. Problems with the main electrical panel should be taken seriously since they can have unpredictable effects throughout the house.
Problems with wiring and circuitry can be hazardous at best and dangerous at worst. Fortunately, there are usually red flags to alert you that trouble is brewing. It’s best to take immediate action to prevent the situation from becoming dicey.
Deteriorated wiring is a disaster waiting to happen. A rewiring project may be necessary for safety reasons. Nevertheless, the peace of mind it confers is worth the expense or inconvenience.
We suggest rewiring your home every 25 years to keep your electrical system up to date and following industry standards.
If like many Massachusetts structures, your home is older, the wiring system may need grounding. This important safety measure funnels excess electricity away from your electronics and channels it safely into the ground.
Some older homes have no grounding at all. Without proper grounding, you could be at risk for electrocution. We can safely fit ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) on outlets in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
Compact subpanels provide extra space for new circuits. You might consider a subpanel installation if your home supplies power to multiple electronic devices in one area. Subpanels can provide a safe power supply for home additions, remodeled basements, garage workshops, outbuildings, and other rooms with specific electrical requirements.
Subpanels can reduce electrical overloads at the main service panel and prevent the circuit breaker from overheating. Nevertheless, your current system must have sufficient capacity to support a subpanel.
Overloaded electrical panels are a common problem in older Massachusetts homes. An obsolete, outdated circuit breaker can cause your lights to dim or flicker when you turn on an appliance. The breaker might make crackling noises.
These symptoms usually mean that you need electrical panel replacement or fuse box replacement. Circuit breaker replacement can protect your home and prevent damage to your expensive electronic devices. Problems with electrical circuits and circuit breakers always require the expertise of a licensed electrician.
Fuse boxes are an outdated technology. They’re sometimes used by homeowners to supply additional power to individual circuits. By installing larger fuses in circuits that needed more power, homeowners could get more bang for their buck. We advise against doing this. It could start a fire.
We can update a faulty fuse box or replace it altogether. Replacement is recommended if you’re expanding your home’s power supply. Changes in your electrical panel are all performed by permit.
It’s a good idea to have your home’s electrical system checked by a qualified Massachusetts electrician to ensure it’s safe. Our troubleshooting strategies can identify faults, malfunctions, and failures in your system. That, in turn, allows us to diagnose and treat the problem accurately.
Ground fault circuit interrupter outlets (GFCI) have a button to reset the circuit if it stops. These outlets oversee the degree of power flowing into and out of an outlet. If an imbalance occurs, the outlet turns off the current.
These safety devices can prevent electric shocks. They’re critical in areas of the house where there is water. GFCI outlets are now standard in kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor outlets.
If your home is lacking GFCI outlets in these areas, it’s advisable to upgrade your system to guard against electrocution.
Generators can keep you comfortable and sane during power outages. They prevent food spoilage by keeping the fridge going. In extreme weather situations, they can save lives by providing heat or AC. We install a variety of generators to serve your needs best.
The Mr. Sparky team of skilled Massachusetts electricians is on the job 24/7. We do not charge extra for emergencies, and we are always on time for appointments. Our motto is “We’re On Time, You’ll See, Or The Repair Is Free!” You will be 100 percent satisfied with our electrician services. We guarantee it.