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San Diego Electrician: Powering Your Life

There is no doubt that you've experienced a power outage, blackout, or brownout sometime in your lifetime. For a member of today's modern society, someone who takes electricity for granted, these can be shocking and even traumatic experiences. We're quick to forget how reliant we are on the electricity that runs our daily lives, it brings us everything from television, to heated water, to unspoiled food and drink. Fortunately, your San Diego Electrician is just a phone call away, and can help you with everything from installing new electrical appliances to rewiring your entire house.

Your San Diego Electrician specializes in the installation, upgrade, and repair of wiring in homes and businesses. He can install wiring specifically for major appliances, such as new refrigerators, chest freezers, stoves, and lighting fixtures, and do maintenance or upgrades on a building's outlets and circuit breakers. In addition to homes and businesses, the San Diego Electrician maintains the electrical wiring on stationary machines, such as those used in manufacturing or other factory-based industries. He may also work on mobile platforms such as ships, airplanes, subways, and trolley cars. Anywhere in your city where there is electricity, there is also a San Diego Electrician making sure the power's working correctly.

One Power, Many Differences: San Diego Electrician Specialties

There are many different categories under which your San Diego Electrician might work. These categories primarily refer to the different complexities and locations of the wiring work he does. Your San Diego Electrician has a broad and deep understanding of the way electricity works, but they may be specialized in one or more fields.

The main areas of electrical wiring handled by your San Diego Electrician are industrial, light industrial, commercial, and residential. Service electricians specialize in troubleshooting and repairing old or outdated wiring. On the other hand, your San Diego Electrician in the construction field might know more about installing the wiring than he or she does about troubleshooting it. Your San Diego Electrician is probably aware of other electricians in the area specializing in research, marine wiring, and stage lighting. Each category represents a different focus and a slightly different skill set, but you can be sure your San Diego Electrician can help you get the power you need.

San Diego Electrician: Professional, Licensed, Qualified

Your San Diego Electrician has undergone rigorous testing to get their license. All electricians must be licensed, registered, or certified due to the hazardous nature of their work. An unlicensed electrician could cause fires, explosions, or accidents that could result in injury or death - so when you need electrical work done, be sure to contact a professional San Diego Electrician rather than attempt the task

In order to become an expert (referred to in the field as a Journeyman), your San Diego Electrician has taken years of education in electrical theory and electrical building codes, and participated in a long apprenticeship program. He is knowledgeable about the many phases of installation in electrical construction, how wiring is different depending on the architectural style and age of the building, and how to maintain all electrical equipment once installation has been completed. Your San Diego Electrician is not just an expert; he is a well-rounded, thoroughly educated Journeyman, able to take on any electrical task with confidence and intelligence.

When You Will Need San Diego Electrician

The good thing about electrical problems is that they are ordinarily very noticeable. Sparking, smoking, a "funny smell", or warping of household materials around outlets and light switches are all clues that you might have a serious electrical problem. Because electrical fires can be deadly, you should call in a San Diego Electrician to examine your home if you notice any of these issues. Even if you don't, you should have your home inspected by a San Diego Electrician if you suspect there may be a problem.

Your San Diego Electrician is not to be confused with a representative from your power company, although the power company does employ electricians. Power company representatives are only assigned in cases where the problem is directly related to the power company. This includes such things as turning power on or off at the source, or re-instating power after an outage or shutoff. These people, though trained, are not ordinarily qualified to check your home's wiring for faults, correct wiring problems inside the home, or help to install major appliances. For these tasks, you should call a qualified San Diego Electrician.

San Diego Electrician: Panel Upgrades and Repairs

Americans are electrical power hungry. Today our air conditioning systems take more power than an entire home did 30 years ago. A kitchen, in a San Diego home, will usually be equipped with a number of receptacles capable of supplying more than 60 amps just to counter top appliances. Adding receptacles does not increase the available power if they are looped from other receptacles. To get more power to a location the circuit should run directly from the distribution panel.

It is an upgrade from the existing electrical panel. With all the new appliances, and technical devices we now have in our San Diego homes, we find that older homes might not have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand. Therefore, a “service change” is required. This includes not only an upgrade in your electric panel. but an upgrade in your meter socket and wire size between the meter and panel.

A panel change out is usually required to alleviate a problem with the existing panel. (1) Sometimes a breakers might overheat to the point that the buss bar in a panel gets burned. (2) The conductors between the meter and panel may become loose and burn out the main lugs, especially common when aluminum conductors were used.

Solomon Electrical Services is San Diego’s leading installer of new electrical panels in the area. The reason? Great prices, fast service, and because we do so many service panel upgrades, an intimate understanding of exactly what it takes to get the job done right the first time.

San Diego Electrician: Lighting up Your Life Every Day

Almost any home improvement or renovation project will involve electricity. If you're looking to install a new lighting fixture, for example, you will have to make sure the light switch is connected to your home's power supply. Rather than do this yourself, you should contact a San Diego Electrician to make sure your new light is correctly and safely installed. Never trust directions that insist you can do it yourself! Electrical fires can be deadly, and can be generated by the smallest mistake in wiring. If you value your home, your family, and your possessions, you'd do well to get the assistance and advice of a qualified San Diego Electrician before beginning any home improvement project involving electricity. The advice of an expert San Diego Electrician can save your life. Call them today, and make sure your home is safely and securely wired.

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