Pasadena Electrician Services
At RG Electric, we offer superb services. So no matter which electrical issues you experience in your Pasadena house or apartment, you can be sure that our RG electrician crew has the skills to overcome any residential electrical culprits.
Indeed, electrical problems can be very stressful. For example, you may be scared stiff when a sudden power outage occurs, or you start hearing strange buzzing sounds from a circuit breaker. Even when this happens, it doesn’t mean stopping your busy life. You can trust RG Electric to help you in any emergency. In addition, we can help with upgrading your wiring and circuit breakers. If you need to replace switches and outlets with modern and energy-efficient models, we can do that as well.
Fixing the Hot Outlet
You plug in one of your appliances or devices and notice an outlet has become warm and even hot. We were startled to learn how many people think it’s normal and attribute it to a temporary “not a big deal” problem. But we and any other qualified technician would tell you that it isn’t OK.
It’s like playing with the fire – you should never ignore the hot outlet. On the contrary, unplug any cords, or if the problem is with the switch, turn off your circuit breaker and call a Pasadena electrician service.
How can RG Electric help? We’ll troubleshoot your electricals for possible problems. For example, if the outlet is broken, we’ll replace it. Similarly, faulty plugs on your appliances can also heat the outlet. We’ll replace or repair them as needed if this is the case.
While some problems can be caused by a loose connection behind electrical switches and outlets, others arise due to an overloaded circuit. Only qualified electricians can uncover the real problem responsible for the hot outlets.
Repairing Flickering Lights
We keep receiving calls from our clients complaining about lights flickering in their house. This is such a frequent electrical problem that it deserves close attention.
Sometimes, the issue can be resolved by replacing a broken outlet or tightening a loose bulb, causing a flicker. When this happens, flickering lights usually affect one area in the house. However, more serious causes often lie in the circuit breaker box or at the utility panel outside your home, especially if flickering persists in multiple rooms or throughout the house.
To be safe, contact RG Electric, and we’ll dispatch a Pasadena electrician to handle the maintenance diagnosis for you.
Aluminum Wiring Is a Problem
If your home was built between 1965 and 1972 and you have never changed wiring, it means that your electricals run on aluminum wiring. Then, sparks coming out of an outlet are likely a result of a faulty connection between the outlet and your home’s aluminum wiring.
Homes built after 1972 follow the golden standard requiring copper wiring instead because it doesn’t heat up; it’s more conductive and harder. According to the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission, aluminum wiring is about 55 times more likely to trigger hazardous connection than copper wire.
Often, our clients didn’t know if their homes had the old wiring. Unfortunately, it happens a lot as sellers usually don’t disclose it, so they learn about aluminum wiring during the electrical inspection. This is a real problem, first, because it is extremely dangerous, and secondly, insurers are very reluctant to insure homes that have aluminum wiring.
If you think now that you live in potentially hazardous conditions, we can provide the following wiring services.
Rewiring the entire house
This solution involves installing new copper wiring from the electrical service panel to all switches and outlets. Although new rewiring comes down to money, it’s the best and safest option.
Pig tailing is a compromise solution in terms of price. It assumes connecting extension copper wires to the edges of the current aluminum wires applied to your switches and outlets.
Our licensed Pasadena electrician will inspect the home and help you decide about the cost.
Burning Wiring Smell In the House
Burning wiring or circuit smell in the house should alert anyone. It means that electrical wiring reaches a heat level when plastic sheathing starts to melt. Consequently, this could lead to a fire risk, requiring immediate action. So what can cause the kind of smell?
- Unprotected wires
- Wrongly installed wires
- Defective electrical wiring
- Overloaded circuits
- Damage inside
the electrical box
Our RG Electric technicians will arrive at your place and troubleshoot everything from switches and outlets to circuit breakers if you face an electrical emergency.
Ungrounded Electrical System is a Problem
The ungrounded electrical system poses a significant danger. If electrical connections are not connected to the earth or ground, they can cause a harmful electric shock and fire.
A grounded electrical network uses three-prong plugs and outlets. Therefore, if a high electrical current occurs, it will go to the earth instead of harming someone.
Regrettably, some homes in Pasadena, CA, don’t have a three-prong electrical socket or plugs. With the ungrounded electrical system, you can easily receive a shock when touching a metal object or, for example, when installing ceiling fans or other electrical fixtures that have metal.
If your house is old, it’s vital to have your electrical wiring inspected by RG Electric. Our Pasadena electricians from Los Angeles, CA, can detect the existing issues that can lead to high-risk situations.
Ensuring Mint Condition of Your Outdoor Lights
If outdoor bulbs get burnt once in a while, there’s nothing to worry about. However, if it happens too often and you are getting annoyed with replacing them over and over again, it could be a sign of deeper problems. Another widespread problem is poor connection due to water penetrating the lighting system. If the wiring connections are not waterproof initially, subsequent interaction with them can put you at risk of electrocution.
We can address any issue, whether you need to replace outdoor bulbs or resolve more serious problems, like malfunctioning wiring or incorrect outdoor lighting installation.
Indoor Lighting Installation
Professionally installed indoor lighting can transform the entire house. If you are looking to replace outdated lighting fixtures or add novelty to your interior, we can replace and install all known types of lights. For example, we can install recessed or canned lighting even on your walls. Or, if you lack light in the kitchen or offices, we can add spotlights.
Energy-efficient lights such as fluorescent and LED are becoming popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and garages. And, of course, chandeliers that can be beautifully hung from the ceilings in areas like dining rooms, halls, and other open areas can be installed based on your house interior design and personal preferences.
With Pasadena electrician services, you can be sure that your lighting fixtures will be gorgeous. Even more, we guarantee 100% safety and quality.
Emergency Repairs With Pasadena Electrician Services
Many electrical issues described above can lead to an emergency. For example, if you feel a burning smell, your electrical outlet is hot, a circuit breaker or GFCI keeps tripping or won’t reset, lights flicker, and you hear buzzing noise – these are red flags of underlying electrical emergency.
If you are experiencing these problems, you should call RG Electric at any time. Our Pasadena electricians are available 24/7 for any emergency repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How bad is it when an outlet is hot?
It’s an alarming sign. You should unplug any appliances plugged into it and call an electrician immediately.
When are flickering lights hazardous?
If lights flicker constantly and it persists in the entire house, it’s a sign that your home has serious wiring issues. If the light fluttering can’t be resolved by tightening a loose bulb, it’s better to contact an electrician to check your wiring system.
Is it bad to have aluminum wiring?
While aluminum wiring is not considered illegal in the US under specific codes, we highly recommend copper wiring because it is safer.
Is an ungrounded electrical system safe?
The ungrounded system is prone to transient excess in voltages. As a result, it is usually dangerous to devices and people. Overvoltage can cause electrical shock.
How do you install outdoor lights?
The best way to do outdoor wiring is to call a professional electrician.
Do you need an electrician to install LED lights?
To avoid mistakes in installing LED lights, we advise hiring a professional.