For many homeowners, the primary role of an electrician is to perform repairs and fix problems. Some even think of electricians solely as a “break glass in case of emergency” option for serious repairs or outright emergencies, but there are many other valuable services they perform.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what our licensed electricians do beyond repairs and fixes. They perform a variety of advanced electrical services Wakefield that can improve your home life considerably.
Home Electrical Services: Installation
Before you bought and moved into your home, someone installed the panel and the wiring, and they connected the wiring to the external service.
They definitely did the job up to code, otherwise you wouldn’t have been buy the house, and whether they did it for you when the house was new or the previous owner, they performed an essential service.
At 128 Plumbing, we’re more than familiar with how all this works. We’ve connected it all together on dozens of houses and homes, and we may have even done it on your house without you realizing it.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
The panel is the heart of your home electrical system, but sometimes it doesn’t meet your changing needs. Maybe you’re building a new addition, or perhaps you need more outlets in a specific room.
Appliance additions can change your electrical needs, and when any of these things happen it may be time for a panel upgrade.
The good news is that it’s one of the best services you can hire us for, whether you’re adding slots or doing an upgrade on your amperage capabilities.
It will help accommodate whatever your new needs are, and it also gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your panel is up to code, safe and performing efficiently.
Highly Important Rewiring Jobs
Like every other component in your home electrical system, wiring has a fairly well-defined shelf life. Letting it go past that shelf life can be dangerous, and with some homes—especially older ones—the entire system needs to be rewired.
The expertise that electricians provide when they perform this service is invaluable. They have to know what kind of wiring to upgrade to, and they need to make sure it’s up to code. They also need to know how to integrate it to the panel, then test the system to make sure it will work properly.
Wakefield Electrical Inspections
Remember that section about new home wiring? After that wiring was installed, it had to be thoroughly inspected to make sure the materials and the system were up to code, and that was done by multiple electricians.
At 128 Plumbing, we inspect and test our own work after doing this kind of installation. We want to make sure the electrical system is performing efficiently, and we also want to make sure the subsequent inspection by the town we worked in will proceed smoothly without any issues. It’s all about double-checking for quality, and it’s part of our standard procedures.
Building standards change over time, and so does the electrical code that’s an essential part of that home system. These changes can affect homes and residences where there are currently no issues, but it’s still important to make sure code standards are met.
Our electricians do this on a daily basis. It can be a mundane job, but it’s essential to keep customers and homeowners safe. These changes are made for a reason, and keeping electrical systems up to code is one of the most important services we perform on a regular basis.
How Electricians Help with Heat System Repairs: Troubleshoot and Diagnose Electrical Problems
Some electrical problems are obvious. Replacing an outlet is one example; while there may be issues further back in the electrical system, usually it’s a simple job that can be performed by any electrician with basic training and skills.
Sometimes, though, electrical problems aren’t so obvious. Sometimes they appear and then disappear, and intermittents can be one of the most frustrating problems to solve.
Many skilled electricians enjoy the challenge of diagnosing complex problems, and ours are man the best when it comes to solving them.
The basic skills can be taught, but it takes years on the job and a thorough knowledge of different systems and materials to follow the trail of clues and solve the problem.
Electrical Home Services: Reading Blueprints
Many people think that electrical work is all hands on, but that’s actually not the case at all. Reading blueprints is an essential skill that all electricians have to master, and this skill gets applied in many ways on different types of jobs.
Let’s take that electrical installation we mentioned in an earlier section. The electricians responsible for the wiring installation had to be able to read the same blueprints that were put together by the architect and the builder, then brought to fruition by the contractor.
Those same electricians have to have an in-depth knowledge of what’s in those blueprints, and they have to be able to follow up with an effective implementation. It’s a complex skill that takes years of experience to put into practice.
Electrical Services on Appliances and Devices
The array of jobs that comes with adding a device covers a wide range of possibilities. Maybe it’s installing a new outlet for an electric drier during home electrification, or maybe it’s wiring for outdoor lighting or a ceiling fan.
Perhaps the homeowner is looking for surge protection for an advanced home office computer system, or maybe they’re putting in a pool that needs to be lit or heated. All of these scenarios takes a skilled electrician, and many of these tasks are serious lifestyle upgrades that are very appreciated by our customers.
Getting the Best Electrical Services in Wakefield
At 128 Plumbing, we’ve got some of the best electricians in the business. They go through the usual rigorous professional training required by the industry, but they also go through our specialized training that’s very different.
Why? Because teamwork is involved, along with the ability to provide excellent, friendly service in each county we service in Massachusetts. Our electricians work on a team with HVAC technicians and plumbers, and they need the expertise to solve complex problems that involve multiple home systems.
The numbers are (888) 419-4233 or (781) 670-3261, and when you contact us, we’ll answer your questions and help you make the best possible decision.
To get more information, you can also go to 128Plumbing.com and start a live chat, and we have some great blogs and articles there to help educate you about electrical services in Wakefield.