1. How often do I need to have my home electrical inspected?
It depends on the existing wiring in the home and the age of the home. If you have KNOB AND TUBE, ALUMINUM, OR A 2-WIRE SYSTEM you should have your home inspected immediately. Those types of wiring are usually found in homes built prior to or during the 1970s. Otherwise, we would recommend having an electrical inspection every 2 years to find any issues that may be developing over time.
2. What size electrical system can Right Pro Electrical services install?
The typical electrical systems found in homes are 100 Amp, 125 Amp, 150 Amp, and 200 Amp. We are able to replace or install all sizes.
3. Should I attempt electrical repairs on my home before calling an electrician at Right Pro Electrical Services?
We don't recommend attempting electrical repairs as electricity can be very dangerous. If you are dealing with electrical issues, it is best to call an electrician for your own safety.
4. What are the benefits to updating my breaker panel?
The most important benefit is safety. Updating your breaker panel will ensure that the electrical system in your home is working properly. Some older panels have been discontinued because they are now labeled as fire hazards.
5. How do I reset my breakers? What do I do if it doesn't work?
To reset a breaker, you have to open up your breaker panel. The breaker panel can be found somewhere on the exterior of the home, in the garage, or in some cases a closet or room. Open the panel and identify your breaker via the label. The breaker will either be in the "OFF" position or the "TRIP" position.
If the breaker is in the "OFF" position, simply flip it back to the on position.
If the breaker is in the "TRIP" position, you have to switch it to "OFF" and then "ON" to restore power. If the breaker won't reset, feels warm, or sparks then call an electrician immediately.
6. What are the signs of an unsafe outlet in my home?
There are many warnings that an outlet is no longer safe. It may be burned, warmer than normal, it may spark, or it can shock you if you try to plug something into the outlet. If any of these things occur, stay away from the outlet and call an electrician.
7. How will I know if my house needs to be re-wired?
Homes with KNOB AND TUBE, ALUMINUM, AND A 2-WIRE system should be re-wired as soon as possible to ensure a safe and sound electrical system in the home. If your home was built in the 1970s or before, it may be time for your home to be rewired. Consult an electrician to determine what type of wiring you have if you are unsure.
8. How long does it take to re-wire my home?
A rewire usually takes 7-10 days depending on the size of the home.
9. How is an AFCI outlet different than a GFCI outlet?
AFCI (Arc-fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets will trip if they sense arcing (a hot spark generated when 2 wires that aren't supposed to touch come in contact with each other). Without the AFCI
protection, the arc may continue and cause a fire in the home. AFCI protection is required in all new homes, and is recommended in older homes.
GFCI (Ground-fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets are required in areas where water may enter the circuit such as kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, garages, utility rooms, and exterior outlets. Water in the circuit will cause fluctuations in the current flow which makes the outlet trip.
10. Why should I hire Right Pro Electrical Services to handle my electrical needs?
Right Pro can provide highly professional services at a reasonable price. The team has over 15 years in experience as qualified, licensed electricians. We have never come across a problem we could not fix, and we guarantee that you will be satisfied with our work.