We do duty for 24 hours, 7 days a week to meet your electricity needs. We respond in emergency situations at any time of the day or night.
Our response time depends on our workload, but we will get there as fast. Our normal turnaround time for local services is 24 hours and up to 4 hours on emergency calls. All our trucks are cell-phone dispatches for instant communication. We will work with you to schedule your service call when convenient.
Our prices are competitive and affordable. Once we have diagnosed your electrical problem, we will give you an upfront price for the total job. We offer you a wide selection of promotions to save money. We also provide a referral program that pays you for any referrals you make.
All labor is warranted for a lifetime, except for the bulb, all parts supplied by the bulb are warranted for one year unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks and cash.
Yes, to keep our rates affordable for our customers, we charge a minimum assessment fee on each service call. The assessment fee will be applied to the final service cost.
We charge a minimum valuation fee, which will be applied to the final service cost, to protect ourselves against non-paying customers who take advantage of our services, not paying attention to performing any services. Since all our electricians are licensed contractors, we need to ensure that they are being sent to real customers who have real problems. The assessment fee is paid by an electrician to troubleshoot the problem so that you get an upfront repair price. Since we pay for our trip, we do not seek "unnecessary repairs", which some companies "find" to excuse their high prices. If you have an electrical problem and want to get a quick estimate, you can call us on the phone for a free rough cost estimate.
Our response time depends on our workload, but we will get there as fast. Our normal turnaround time for local services is 24 hours and up to 4 hours on emergency calls. All our trucks are cell-phone dispatches for instant communication. We will work with you to facilitate your service call ...
Various sized slots were developed to polarize the outlets as a security enhancement. The larger slot connects the common wire of the outlet to the common wire in the device. The small slot connects the "hot" wires. The outlet is polarized, forcing the short blade of the plug to always connect the hot wires. Devices, such as table lamps, are designed to reduce the risk of electric shock to as little as possible by direct wiring to heated wires. Connects the remaining internal wires to the neutral wire. While this system does not eliminate the possibility of electrocution, fire, and electrical faults, it minimizes the risk by limiting the path of living current.
The GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet is a device that adds a greater level of protection by reducing the risk of electric shock. Most building codes now require that a GFCI outlet be used in wet locations such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms
Usually, when a house has wires and has two bathrooms, the master bath has a GFCI outlet that protects both bathrooms. There is one in the kitchen that protects the other plugs close to the sink, and there is usually one in the garage that protects the outlet there and perhaps the plug outside. Often the GFCI outlet will malfunction or be faulty, affecting other plugs downwards as it were.
Sometimes, when you plug an electrical appliance into an outlet, you may notice a small blue spark. In most situations, this is a common phenomenon as electrons begin to flow across the power cord of the device. However, at other times, a spark emanating from an electrical outlet can ignite a fire or severely damage the plug. It is important to understand why an electrical outlet may spark or short out without warning homeowners.
An electrical outlet is an opening or series connected to a wired power source to power electrical equipment and components. An electrical outlet is one of the most commonly used items in a house or building. The electrical outlet provides power to an electronic component using a wire to take power to the outlet. The component plug then transfers power to the device, which is needed. Another wire then takes electricity to its original place. For simplification, in a home environment, it is the electrical panel. Because of this round-trip routing, it is often called an electrical circuit.
No, in-home wiring, prior to 2007, it was fairly common only for 2 wire (not grounded) systems. The NEC allows the installation of GFCI outlets at the first outlet of the circuit or at each outlet. However, they should be labeled "Unpublished Acknowledgments".
Reducing a bulb by 25% uses about 20% less energy, and will help extend bulb life up to 4 times.
There are some things that you can do to reduce your electrical energy consumption.
Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with traditional incandescent light bulbs (CFLs) labeled ENERGY STAR®. (Those bulbs look like soft ice cream cones.) Nowadays you have many choices of shapes, sizes, and colors of light.
CFLs cost slightly more and last 10 times longer than a regular incandescent light bulb. Compact fluorescent light bulbs generate savings on your electric bill. 20% of the average electricity bill of the household goes to lighting. Because CFLs use 75% less electricity than a conventional bulb, they reduce your bill and provide a quick return on investment. If every household in the US replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an Energy Star CFL, there would be enough energy savings to light more than 3 million homes a year.
This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to taking 800,000 cars off the road. CFLs reduce mercury emissions produced by using conventional incandescent bulbs by 1 / 5th. Click here for more information about saving energy with CFLs.
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Suppose overhead lines are power lines and stay away from them. Do not climb trees, or fly kites near power lines, nor ever attempt to remove anything that can be caught on the overhead line.
Never touch anyone who is in contact with the gate at the first electrical signal. Do not take shelter under any tree. Power line, call 1800-233-3003.
Make sure that your pets do not use electrical appliances as toys. The same torn electrical cord that gives an adult an electric shock has enough voltage to kill a dog or cat. Keep those electric wires away from puppies and kittens. If you have difficulty getting your pet to stop chewing the cord, you may want to wrap the cord in a thick plastic sleeve. Keep halogen lamps away from the play area for pets and children. Some halogen bulbs can reach temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees. If Deepak knocks during the game, the fire can easily catch on.
Discourage pets from curling up for a nap behind hot computer equipment.
You cannot prevent arc defects from occurring. However, there is one device that can stop them - by interrupting the electric current before any damage occurs. This is called the arc fault circuit interpreter (AFCI). It detects any arc fault electronically and stops the flow of electricity in a fraction of a second. No electricity, no heat, no fire. And, by tripping over a specific circuit, the AFCI helps you identify the source of the problem at the load center.
Detectors start chirping when either of the following happens:
Following are our recommendations that we make our smoke detectors install lithium batteries with smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in your home. They should last a good 5 years. The average life span of smoke detectors is 5 years and it is recommended by manufacturers to replace them every 5 years. The National Fire Protection Agency suggests every 10 years.
No. Fuses and circuit breakers cannot detect low-level arcs. Only AFCI is specifically designed for that purpose.
Each type of surge protector focuses on a particular type of wiring: electrical, telephone, or coaxial cable. There are two AC power surge protectors, which provide protection to you regardless of the brand of load center in your home. Ask the Bulldale electrician what type of protection is right for you and your home.
Power loss can be caused by any force majeure that causes a lack of energy from your electrical systems, such as a lack of electricity, a winter storm, or a problem with the power line.
When too many devices are plugged in or turned on in the circuit, you will experience an overload that makes the circuit breaker trip. Other causes are faulty wiring or equipment that causes a short circuit.
A. Power loss can be caused by a winter storm, lack of energy, summer brownness, a tree falling on the power line, an earthquake, or an unexpected event that cuts off electricity to your electrical system.
You can set up a backup power system consisting of a generator connected to a switching panel. Buldel installs all types of emergency home generator systems according to the needs of your home.
Another improvement came with the protection at the ground wire outlet. It acts as an alternate return path for electricity and is referred to as equipment ground. The current usually flows through the hot wire and returns to the ground via the normal wire. However, if the hot wire comes into contact with the metal part of a device, the external cabinet housing of the washing machine, for example, current can flow through you to the ground. A device connects the ground wires to the housing and provides a return path. The current can still travel through you, but the ground wire probably has less resistance and so chooses that path through you.
Yes. As of January 2012, all new bedroom circuits require arc fault circuit blockages by the National Electrical Code. But, you can also protect your existing home! Now by installing AFCI, you can get peace of mind with their added fire protection.
When the power goes out, a generator creates electric power without using a utility's power source. Typically, a generator runs on fuel, such as diesel, natural gas, or LPG.
When a generator is installed in your home, one main breaker is connected to your home's load center and the other main breaker is connected to your generator. The generator panel is then connected to the circuit for significant electrical loads - furnaces, refrigerators, lights, sump pumps, etc. - which you designate need to remain during power loss.
The first step in the purchase of a generator is to identify things that you may not live at all during a power outage. If you have natural gas or oil heat, and perhaps some lighting, then usually high on the list will be refrigerators and freezers, a good pump, a furnace fan.
Buldel can share more details with you, just call us to find out how you can protect yourself from electrical damage.
No, all-electric meters are calibrated once by their manufacturer. Your meter is designed to spin by electrical energy that passes through it. Therefore, it is not possible that the meter is "over-spinning". In some cases mechanical meters can rotate at a slow rate, then they must be caused by gear issues.
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