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Electrician North Chicago Illinois

 

  • * Troubleshooting and electrical repair
  • * Panel replacement and upgrades
  • * House surge protection
  • * Landscape lighting
  • * Wiring repair
  • * Light switches
  • * Generators
  • * New lighting or repair
  • * Electrical outlets
  • * Ceiling fans
  • * Smoke and carbon detectors
  • * Breaker boxes
  • * Meter bases

 

We are full-service electrical contractors. Our licensed electricians can repair any electrical problem you may have at your home or business. Need an electrician for your next home repair or project? Our certified electricians are here to help. Not only are our expert electricians skilled & professionally trained, but we put customer service as our top priority. When it comes to protecting your home, you need an electrician that is an expert. All of our licensed electricians are trained to look for safety hazards and point out each concern. If you require an electrician, call us today for service.

Your home’s electrical system is complicated and often dangerous. Always rely on a dependable, licensed electrical professional when you need service. Whether you are installing a new room addition or a new appliance, updating your landscape or your living room, we can perform the electrical services you need to get the job done right. Whether you need a small electrical repair in your home or new lighting for your business, we’re here to help.

 

Electrical Tips:

Extension cords ran throughout the house are dangerous and can trip up residents. Tripping on the extension cords can cause damage or injury to the wire or outlet.

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Electrical Services

 

  • * Indoor wiring
  • * Outdoor wiring
  • * Ceiling fans
  • * Wall switches
  • * Wall outlets
  • * New lighting and repair
  • * Home generators
  • * Circuit breakers
  • * Installation of electrical appliances
  • * Emergency electrical services and estimates

 

Our commercial and residential electricians can fix your electrical issue quickly and accurately. We specialize in residential and commercial electrical contractor services, installation, and repair. All of our technicians receive extensive training. Many problems that may seem insignificant could be significant fire safety hazards in your home or office. Proper maintenance of your electrical system is essential to avoiding problems, and to providing a safe home or business. Hiring an electrical contractor is critical for keeping you safe and making sure your electrical repairs are up to code. Faulty electrical systems are dangerous. We can fix switches, outlets, and lighting. Also, we can troubleshoot your electrical, and locate where problems are occurring.

Our fully licensed technicians can evaluate all your wiring and electrical system issues when making repairs. We don’t just look for the short answer. We want to make sure that you are completely safe and up to code. There is no job too big or small for our electricians. We provide free sales and installation estimates. Whether you need to replace your entire panel or add a few plugs, we offer competitive pricing and up to date expertise in the electrical industry.

 

Electrical Tips:

You should store combustibles far away from any heating appliances. Do not leave combustible items next to heaters or furnaces. Portable heaters should not be by drapes.

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Electrical Inspections

 

  • * Breaker box inspection
  • * Wiring connections inspection
  • * Meter base check and ensure proper grounding
  • * Inspect wiring in your attic
  • * Smoke alarms and CO detectors will be tested Wiring hazards
  • * Lighting and fixtures

 

By installing new outlets, you’ll reduce the chance of overloading your home or business circuit breakers. Switches deteriorate over time, but sometimes they are wired incorrectly or may not meet the needs of the lighting fixture. Make sure you don’t replace your light switches with the incorrect voltage.

Most electrical fires result from problems with “fixed wiring” such as faulty electrical outlets and old wiring. Problems with cords and plugs, such as extension and appliance cords, also cause many home electrical fires. In urban areas, faulty wiring accounts for 33% of residential electrical fires. Many avoidable electrical fires trace back to misuse of electric cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance, and running the cables under rugs or in high traffic areas.

Generator Installation

When the lights go out, they don’t have to stay out. If you are looking for a home generator, our electricians are certified to install it for you. A backup or standby generator installation can wire directly to your home’s electrical system for a permanent backup power source. Install a quality home generator system for reliable, automatic backup power for your home or business. A standby home generator keeps your electricity on during an outage. It is installed outside your house and comes on automatically — all within seconds of a power outage due to a storm or other issue. Generators can keep your most needed electrical appliances running.

We have the right generators for any size, home, or business. Today’s standby generators are fueled by your home’s existing natural gas supply, propane, or diesel fuel. They are safe, clean, and quiet. The generators sit outside, just like a central air-conditioning unit. Whether you are home or away, within seconds of a power outage, these new systems automatically switch on and are capable of handling electrical demands for several days.

Outdoor Lighting

 

  • * Outdoor Lighting
  • * Outdoor Power Points
  • * Pool, Spa, Hot Tub, Pond Hookups
  • * Electric Garage Doors, Driveway Gates or Shutters
  • * Garage or Workshop Sockets or Lights
  • * Gates/ Shutters
  • * Motion Sensors

Bring new life to your outdoor areas, including garden, driveways, and patios. You can enjoy the outdoor areas of your home in new ways, with these services. Enjoy your patio and backyard into the night with a range of lighting solutions, or make it easier to get from the garage to the front door at night. Light up your patio, or enjoy the view with floodlighting or landscape lighting. We can even help with lighting your signs or parking areas.

Outdoor electrical systems installed safely and able to stand up to the elements. Useful for patios, pools, ponds, or electric gardening appliances. Power for your filtration, heating, and lighting. Start enjoying it today! We can also troubleshoot and repair power supply problems if you need to run the power supply to new locations or to correct problems. If you would like to make your garage, workshop, or studio easier to work in, install motion-sensor security lights around your home.

Home EV Charging Stations

 

  • * Choosing a Charger – EV Charger Types:

    • * Level 1 Charging Station – 120 Volt (uses standard home outlet)

    Level 1 charging means charging by simply plugging your EV into a standard household electrical outlet (with an adapter that comes with your EV). For a Nissan Leaf, charging this way yields 4-5 miles of range per hour of charging or about 22 hours for a full charge. Twenty-two hours seems like a long charge time, but consider that 80% of US drivers drive less than 40 miles per day. If you drive less than 40 miles per day, this means that the typical EV will not require a “full” charge each night, and could quickly recharge in the hours while the car is idle in the garage.

    • * Level 2 Charger – 240 Volt (same voltage used by your refrigerator)

    Level 2 charging stations vary in their output from 3.3 kW (40 miles of range for a 3-hour charge) to 16.8 kW (40-mile range with 40 minutes of charge). The optimal home charger usually fits somewhere in between, depending on your average commute and whether you have access to a charging station at work. Level 2 EV chargers require installation by qualified installers.

Our experienced electricians have been installing charging stations in homes for electric car owners for several years. Residential EV charging stations come in many shapes, sizes, and capabilities. In general, charging stations are organized by their power output (watts, volts, etc.), which directly affects the time it takes to charge your vehicle entirely. Charging times vary according to the size of your car’s battery.

Basic Electricity Tips

Safety Always

1. Be Safety Conscious

Working with electrical circuits can be dangerous if you don’t take certain safety precautions. Electrical shock can not only injure you but also kill you. Practice safety when working on any circuit and slow down! When you hurry through a project, there is a higher chance for an accident to occur.

2. Shut the Power Off

Always shut off the power to a circuit or device before you begin work. This is the first thing you should do before working on any electrical circuit.

3. Test the Circuit

After turning a circuit off, it’s a good idea to check it with a tester to be sure that, indeed, it is off. Never assume that the channel is off!

4. Ladders

Ladders are necessary to accomplish some electrical jobs. Never use an aluminum ladder on any electrical project. Always use an insulated fiberglass ladder to keep you safe.

5. Wet Locations

Avoid wet areas when working with or on anything electrical. If there is a reason that you have to be in that situation, wear rubber boots and gloves to lessen your chance of getting shocked. Tools and appliances should be plugged into a GFCI outlet or GFCI extension cord. Don’t forget to dry your hands before grabbing any wire to plug it in or unplug it. Wet hands and a frayed cord don’t mix. You reach down to grab the cable, and just like that, you’ve been shocked! Believe it or not, it happens.

6. Warning Labels

Finally, if you are working on the service panel or a circuit, be sure to place a warning label on the face of the electrical panel. The name will warn someone not to turn on the electrical circuit that you are working on the system. There’s nothing worse than turning off the power, checking that it’s off, and starting to work on the electrical circuit, only to have someone come behind you and turn the channel back on. Always think and ask questions before turning on a breaker that is shut off. Maybe someone is working on the other end.

7. Other Examples

One of the basics of electrical safety is to cut off the power at the circuit breaker box before working on anything electrical. Ensuring the breaker box is off is the only way to ensure that there is no power running to your equipment. Do not forget this step.

Over the years, we have built a company of highly experienced, certified electricians to serve your electrical needs. Our strength is troubleshooting, repairing, and replacing electrical equipment and devices. All of our licensed electricians complete continuous training to keep them ready for any service call. Our trucks are stocked with thousands of parts so that all repairs or installation jobs can be completed quickly and without delay. From small residential jobs to large scale commercial projects, our licensed electricians have your home or your business covered.

Our company is the leader in electrical repairs and installation. As the top industry service provider for electrical services, rest assured that we will keep your home or office safe. Don’t fall victim to smaller startup companies that may go out of business in a few years, put your trust in a company with over 25+ years in the industry.

We service the greater North Chicago Illinois area.

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