FAQ's and Reference List

What should I do before you come to visit my house?
What should I do when my lights are flickering?
What is the difference between a 100 amp and a 200 amp service?
What is knob and tube wiring and why should I have it replaced?
If I have my home rewired, will I have to arrange to get my walls patched and repainted?
How do I reset my circuit breaker when it trips?

What should I do before you come to visit my house?Top
Please have a clear list of goals that you want to have accomplished. This way we can maximize our efforts. Having easy access to work areas will make the project move more smoothly. Also, please let us know about any pets you have.

What should I do when my lights are flickering?Top
Call us! This is the result of a bad contact either in the fixture, switch, circuit breaker panel or other places the wires connect. The more it flickers, the more heat is generated, breaking down the electrical components.

What is the difference between a 100 amp and a 200 amp service?Top
A 100 amp service will adequately supply power to an area where there are gas appliances such as a gas range, gas water heater, or a gas dryer.

A 200 amp service will supply power for electric range, electric water heater, electric dryer, central air conditioning, and similar appliances.

If you are still unsure about which service you may need, call us and we can help you figure it out.

What is knob and tube wiring and why should I have it replaced?Top
Knob and tube wiring is single strand wiring installed up until 1940. It is not grounded and is unable to safely supply power to modern devices. The electrical joints are not safely inside junction boxes and could arc. The insulation can deteriorate after time and the wire can heat up causing fire hazards.

Knob and tube wiring should be replaced so that the modern appliances in your home are safely grounded and your home is not put under unnecessary risk.

If I have my home rewired, will I have to arrange to get my walls patched and repainted?Top
No. Our goal is to rewire homes without cutting open your walls and ceilings. We have developed new methods and manufactured new tools to assist us in this important goal.

How do I reset my circuit breaker when it trips?Top
First, determine what caused the breaker to trip and shut off all electrical appliances in the affected area. In your breaker box, find the effected switch and flip it into the OFF position. This resets the the tripping mechanism. Next, flip the switch ON, restoring power to the area. If the breaker trips again right away, do not reset the breaker and call an electrician to find the cause of the short circuit and repair as needed.