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Common Electrical Problems in Your House

Have you been disregarding these common electrical problems around your home? You may be able to fix it yourself! Common Electrical Problems in Your House: Harmless […]
  • New Construction wiring
  • Old home wiring experts
  • Remodels
  • Service calls, repair, emergency service 24/7
  • Child proof / tamer resistant plugs
  • Safety inspections
  • Pool wiring
  • Ceiling fan installatio
  • Whole house surge protectors
  • GFI installation
  • LED products
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Arc Fault Circuit Installation
  • Smoke detector installation and replacement
  • RG6 / TV wiring
  • Cat 5e and 6e phone and internet data wiring
  • Landscape lighting
  • Preventative maintenance and inspections
  • Green products / energy saving products
  • Hot tub wiring
  • Whole house generator installation
  • Panel replacement / update
  • Whole house rewire / update
  • Overhead service replacement
  • Emergency, backup, and standby generators
  • Safety inspections
  • New Construction wiring
  • Remodels
  • Service calls, repair, emergency service 24/7
  • Repair
  • Ceiling fan installation
  • Surge protectors
  • LED products
  • GFI installatio
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • RG6 / TV wiring
  • Cat 5e and 6e phone and internet data wiring
  • Landscape lighting
  • Green products / energy saving products
  • Preventative maintenance and inspections
  • Emergency lights
  • Exit lights
  • Ballast replacement
  • T8 and T5 fluorescent lighting upgrades
  • Safety inspections
  • Light bulb replacement
  • Isolated ground plugs / circuits
  • Dedicated circuits
  • Equipment circuits
  • Emergency, backup, and standby generators

Frequently Asked Questions

Having questions that are not on the list below? Send us a message!

1Can you tell me exactly how much this electrical job will cost me?
In our years of experience, we have found that our customers prefer an accurate price based on their exact electrical issue. Most phone quotes are subject to change once the technician sees the job. We don’t think that is fair to you. By allowing us to diagnose the problem in person, you will know exactly what it will cost to get the job done before we begin work. Contact Prasad Electric today for a quote on all of your electrical repair needs.
2What is the difference between a regular breaker and an Arc Fault breaker?
All breakers are designed to prevent the wire in your home or business becoming overloaded. All breakers are designed to automatically turn off if the circuit is carrying too much load or if there is a short circuit present. Arc Fault breakers have the additional ability to sense arcing in a circuit. Arcing is the sparking you might see between 2 damaged conductors, and is a fire hazard as this arcing is extremely hot. An arc welder uses electrical arcing to weld steel. A regular breaker may not sense that because it does not always create the load needed to trip the breaker, but an Arc Fault breaker will sense it and shut the circuit down before it can cause a fire. These devices are designed and required to be tested on a monthly basis to ensure proper and safe operation.
3Is aluminum wiring a fire hazard or is my aluminum wiring safe?
Aluminum wiring was used in the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s in many homes across North America. Aluminum wiring itself is not dangerous to have in your house. The issue with aluminum wiring is in faulty terminations either in receptacles and switches, or light fixtures and equipment. Due to expansion and contraction of the conductor itself and the fact that aluminum will oxidize over time, heat can be generated at points where the aluminum wiring is improperly terminated. One of the main issues with aluminum wiring is that while everything may appear fine with your wiring, it could be deteriorating behind devices, creating a dangerous fire hazard. If you have concerns about aluminum wiring in your home or business you should have it inspected by a licensed electrician who has experience working with aluminum wiring.
4What is knob and tube wiring?
Knob and tube, or open wiring, was installed from the initial electrical installations in the early 1900’s into the 1940’s. It is named for the porcelain fittings that were used to support and run cables through wood structure. If it is left alone and no changes have been made to the original installation, and the insulation is still in good, flexible condition, it may still be a safe installation. However, there are a number of issues you should be aware of. If you have knob and tube wiring in your home, you should have it inspected by a licensed electrician.

*The insulation used in knob and tube wiring has a tendency to dry out and become stiff and brittle. This can result in insulation actually cracking and falling off the conductor, leaving it exposed and creating both a shock and fire hazard.

*Since a knob and tube wiring installation has most likely been in place for over 70 years, the chances of the wiring in being untouched and not damaged or revised in some way is pretty small. Once these systems are tampered with in anyway, intentionally or otherwise, that section of wiring should be replace with new up to date wiring.

*Knob and tube wiring was installed at a time when there was very little demand inside homes for electrical devices, and the circuiting and wiring was designed to that standard. Today we are using many more electrical and electronic devices in our homes than ever before, and the way homes were wired in the early 1900’s does not support this many devices being present. This causes circuits that are 70 years old and probably weak to begin with to now be overloaded, causing fire and shock hazards in some circumstances.

*Knob and tube wiring was install as insulated individual conductors with a “hot” and a “neutral” line. In that day there was no grounding run alongside them. In many homes people have changed receptacles to match changing times over the years, and may have changed from two prong ungrounded receptacles to two prong grounded receptacles. If you have three prong receptacles installed on an ungrounded circuit you have created a situation where devices that require the ground for safety may be plugged into power that does not provide that safety, creating a potential shock hazard.
5How much does it cost to change my fuse panel?
Knob and tube, or open wiring, was installed from the initial electrical installations in the early 1900’s into the 1940’s. It is named for the porcelain fittings that were used to support and run cables through wood structure. If it is left alone and no changes have been made to the original installation, and the insulation is still in good, flexible condition, it may still be a safe installation. However, there are a number of issues you should be aware of. If you have knob and tube wiring in your home, you should have it inspected by a licensed electrician. The insulation used in knob and tube wiring has a tendency to dry out and become stiff and brittle. This can result in insulation actually cracking and falling off the conductor, leaving it exposed and creating both a shock and fire hazard. Since a knob and tube wiring installation has most likely been in place for over 70 years, the chances of the wiring in being untouched and not damaged or revised in some way is pretty small. Once these systems are tampered with in anyway, intentionally or otherwise, that section of wiring should be replace with new up to date wiring. Knob and tube wiring was installed at a time when there was very little demand inside homes for electrical devices, and the circuiting and wiring was designed to that standard. Today we are using many more electrical and electronic devices in our homes than ever before, and the way homes were wired in the early 1900’s does not support this many devices being present. This causes circuits that are 70 years old and probably weak to begin with to now be overloaded, causing fire and shock hazards in some circumstances. Knob and tube wiring was install as insulated individual conductors with a “hot” and a “neutral” line. In that day there was no grounding run alongside them. In many homes people have changed receptacles to match changing times over the years, and may have changed from two prong ungrounded receptacles to two prong grounded receptacles. If you have three prong receptacles installed on an ungrounded circuit you have created a situation where devices that require the ground for safety may be plugged into power that does not provide that safety, creating a potential shock hazard.
6What is Whole Home Surge Protection and is it necessary in my home?
Today’s homes are more advanced and filled with electronics than they have ever been, and we are increasingly dependent on not only the electronics, but the ability to easily charge them. Whole Home Surge Protection provides protection to all the electrical equipment in your home from surges and spikes that can be created outside or even inside your home. It acts just like the high quality power bars we often buy for our entertainment systems or our computer systems, but instead it protects all the devices in your home. This means it protects the electronic components of refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryer dishwashers, coffee makers and anything else that wouldn’t traditionally have protection. We recommend whole home surge protectors be installed in all homes to protect all the electronics.
7How can I save energy in my office?
The quickest and easiest way to save energy in any building is by making sure your lighting system is as efficient as possible. There are many options available to make your lighting more efficient, from retrofitting existing fluorescent fixtures, to replacing old fixtures with new energy efficient solutions. This could mean using fluorescent bulbs where high bay metal halide or high pressure sodium fixtures were used previously, or even using LED technology to improve lighting levels as well as reduce energy usage. Prasad Electric can give you the right information and work with you of getting all the incentives available in your area to improve your lighting.
8What is a GFCI Receptacle?
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter is a receptacle that is designed to protect against electric shock when using electrical devices near water. It senses when power is going where it should not, and if it senses a problem it shuts off. This is why most codes specify that they be used in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and outdoor areas. One thing many people do not realize is that these devices are designed to be tested once a month to ensure proper operation. This is done by pressing the test button on the device to make sure it turns off, and then pressing the reset button to make sure it turns on. If either of the test or reset buttons do not work it is time to replace the device.
9Can I do this work myself?
Many areas allow a home owner to do their own electrical work, provided they take out the proper permits and have the work inspected by the proper authorities. The safety of your family and your home should always be considered before you undertake any electrical work. Prasad Electric suggests call a professional unless you have the proper training, and we provide free quotes for all electrical work.
A FEW WORDS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Customer Testimonials

  • Comfort Inn
    You will not be disappointed with the work, sincerity and the knowledge provided on any electrical projects serviced by the team at Prasad Electric. Be it a small job or big construction type of work, they can get the work done in a timely and efficient manner. I have had small residential work and hotel work done by Prasad and they will always be the first ones to call. Trust is a major deciding factor and you cannot fail with Prasad and Team. Thank you for your perfect jobs every single time!
    Comfort Inn
  • Christy Reitinger
    Wonderful work ethic! So careful and clean that the inspector said she had never seen such nice work. Cheerful (even the day they had to work in the pouring rain! I would recommend Prasad Electric to anyone that wants a job done right
    Christy Reitinger
  • Aline R
    I highly recommend Prasad Electric for your next project. They are very professional, trustworthy, very thorough throughout the project. They are effective communicators, always prompt, timely and very customer oriented. They also return phone calls right away. They did a whole house electrical on new construction at my house. Extremely happy with end result.
    Aline R
Prasad Electric provides only the highest-quality service. Let us show you some great reasons to call us.

Our Services


Prasad Electric® knows that you have a lot of questions about our services and why we usually recommend using a professional for electrical diagnosis, repair, and installations.

  • Lighting, lights and light fittings
  • Ceiling fans Safety switches
  • Power points
  • TV outlets
  • Residual Current Devices
  • Smoke detectors
  • Phone outlets
  • Garden lighting
  • Range-hoods and ovens Computer networking
  • Solar panels
  • Electric stoves
  • Electric hot water systems
  • All lighting, lights and light fittings
  • Switchboards
  • Mains capacity
  • All lighting, lights and light fittings
  • Switchboards
  • Mains capacity
  • All lighting, lights and light fittings
  • All lighting design and requirements
  • Surge protection
  • Wiring/rewiring of houses – Extensions

 

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