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Frequently Asked Questions 

 Q:

Why should I test, inspect and maintenance my electrical equipment on a regular basis?

 A:

The deterioration of electrical equipment is an inevitable process, but failure is not. Regular maintenance can identify and solve minor problems that can result in complete malfunction if left unidentified.

 Q:

Do you charge for estimates?

 A:

No. All residential and commercial customers are entitled to one free estimate per electrical project.

 Q:

Do you offer a warrantee for your work?

 A:

Yes. All of our new electrical products come with manufacturer warrantees, and our maintenance work is covered by a one-year parts and labor warrantee.

 Q:

Do you sell refurbished electrical equipment?

 A:

No. We only sell and install new electrical equipment.

 Q:

What should I do if my lights, switches and receptacles don't work?

 A:

Check to see if the outlet is on a switch. Check and reset GFCI outlets and circuit breaker. Check light bulbs and replace if necessary. If none of these are the problem, it's time to call us.

 Q:

Why do I blow fuses or why does my circuit breaker trip?

 A:

Except in the case of ground fault interrupters, which are susceptible to moisture and/or weather conditions, fuses and circuit breakers should not trip. Check to see if some type of plugged in appliance is causing the problem.

 Q:

What causes the lights in my house to flicker?

 A:

Central air conditioning and heat pump condensers may cause a noticeable slight dimming on start up. Lights may flicker or dim due to startup of some appliances or motor driven equipment. Check with the local utility company for possible defects in supply source or for the utility switching to other utilities for supply.

 Q:

What is a GFCI device or breaker?

 A:

GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

 Q:

What are the red and black buttons on my GFCI outlet?

 A:

The black button is a test button and when pressed, should deactivate the outlet and any other outlet fed from it - Indicating a properly functioning device.

 Q:

What is the difference between a breaker panel and my old fuse panel?

 A:

Both devices, either breaker or fuse, are designed to trip (turn off) in the event of an electrical overload, i.e. 20Amps of electrical load on a 15Amp circuit would cause a trip. The only difference is that a breaker is mechanical and may be reset. Whereas, a fuse is one time only and must be replaced.

 Q:

What does it mean when my fluorescent lights are flickering or cycling on and off?

 A:

Cycling on and off is usually a clear indication of ballast and/or bulb failure. It is recommended when replacing a ballast to replace bulbs as well.


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