Electrician Elk Grove, CA
Of course, if you have an electrical problem in Elk Grove, you want the best. At Bonney, we spend every day proving that when it comes to electrical services, we are at the top. Call us today to fix any electrical problem you might have, and keep your home and family safe. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are standing by to serve.
Bonney offers an extensive list of electrical services in Elk Grove, CA, including:
- Equipment Repair/Hook Up
- Backup Home Generators
- Breakers & Fuses
- Ceiling Fans
- Lighting Design & Repair
- Exhaust Fans
- Home Safety Check
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Fire Marshall/Code Correction
- Outdoor & Landscape Lighting
- Troubleshooting & Repair
- Overhead Lighting
- Surge Protectors
- Light Switches
- Grounding Systems
- Electrical Outlets
- Electric Panels
- Meter Bases
- Phone Jacks & Cable Outlets
- Electrical Maintenance
- Track Lighting Installation
- GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter)
- ARC-Fault Breakers
- New Wiring for Appliances
Even if the service you need is not on this list, give us a call and see if we can still help you.
Licensed Electricians in the Elk Grove, CA Area
We have a team of licensed and insured technicians you can quickly and effectively solve your issues. Electricians fall into 4 categories. The first category is when they are just out of school but still learning. An electrician has to spend at least 2 years as an apprentice, learning about the job and being under supervision at all times. When they graduate to a wireman, they still need to be supervised for commercial jobs but can handle residential ones on their own. Then there is the journeyman level. These electricians can handle almost any job you can imagine. A master electrician is the final level, and these experts can work on any type of project in any type of setting.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
A GFCI outlet works by stopping a current from flowing when it senses that the current has come into contact with water. This will prevent injury and sparking. These outlets are most useful in kitchens and bathrooms since those rooms have more moisture than others. Make sure to test the GFCI every month, since it is of no use to you if it fails. You can do this by pressing the “test” button the face. It if shuts off power, then it is working fine and you can get it ready for the net time by resetting it. If the power does not shut off, then the outlet is faulty and must be replaced by a Bonney expert.
Landscape and Outdoor Lighting Installation
There’s no reason for your home to sit in the gloom, even in the dead of night. Install outdoor lighting to make your home stand out on the block, and to provide some visibility for entertaining guests in the evening. It can also make you safer since thieves are less likely to attack a home that has lots of lighting. If you do have outdoor lighting, make sure to provide regular maintenance, such as clearing dirt, branches, and leaves away from fixtures. That will help keep your lighting system looking great for years to come.
Electrical Safety in Your Elk Grove Home
We all want our electrical system to work perfectly at all times. However, it can absolutely be dangerous if you do not treat electricity with the respect it deserves. Here are some tips to avoid electrical disasters:
- Don’t cover up extension cords with carpet.
- Never use extension cords as a permanent solution
- Replace cords immediately if you see any damage
- Never use water to put out electrical fires, use fire extinguishers
- Install tamper-proof receptacles to protect from shocks
- Schedule annual electrical inspections
- Unplug appliances that emit sparks
Please follow the safety tips above that help keep everyone safe.
Home LED Lighting
There is simply no reason for you to not be thinking about shifting your lighting to LED. LED lighting is much more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. It also gives off less heat and is even better looking. It is budget friendly, and it’s also time-friendly too. You won’t have to worry about replacing an LED bulb for about 20 years after installation. Not only that, but LED lights can be pointed in any direction, unlike incandescents which shine in every direction.
Power surges can wreak havoc on your electrical system. They can damage your electronics and even cause sparking. They usually occur when lightning strikes, but they can also happen if your wiring is faulty. A surge suppressor will limit the amount of electricity that gets into your system, which will keep your home and electronics safe from power surges. Bonney can quickly install one in your home to get your protected right away.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Having functioning smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be a must for any homeowner, even if the law does not require it where you live. They save lives, period. Smoke detectors should be on every floor, and in any stairwell. Their batteries should be changed twice a year, and the unit should be replaced every 10 years. Carbon monoxide detectors need to be near any area with bedrooms so that people who are sleeping will be alerted. They are usually plugged in, so you mainly need to worry about testing them every month and replacing them every 7 years.
Electric Panel Services
Electric panels can get old fast in this world where electricity is always in demand. Some older homes may have panels that only have a capacity of 100 amps, which is not nearly enough. Your panel should be at least 150 amps, but 200 is even better. If your lights have been flickering, or if you’ve noticed your breakers are tripping more often, then you may have issues with your panel. Call Bonney and one of our specialists will inspect your panel and make the necessary upgrades to get your power humming properly again.
A ceiling fan can truly bring a room together and bring a nice classic feel while still being functional. However, choosing a fan requires not just looks, but also the right size. You do not want a fan that is too small to cover the room, and you don’t want one that is too large that it might be overwhelming. There could also be a safety hazard if the blades are too close to the walls. Make sure that you leave clearance to the walls and at least 8 inches to the ceiling. Better yet, call Bonney to install the fan for you. We will make sure that it looks perfect, and is up to all applicable safety codes.
The fact is, wires wear down with age. They may get to a point where they can’t handle your power demands anymore. Bonney can rewire your home to make sure that your system is running efficiently, and more importantly, safely. We will only use materials that are made to last a long time, so you don’t have to worry about it once we’re finished.
The signs below will let you know your home needs some rewiring:
- Circuit breakers regularly tripping
- Aluminum wiring, which is a major fire risk
- Any vibration, shock or buzz when turning on appliances
- Dimming or flickering lights when using appliances such as a vacuum
- Loose electrical outlets
- A house that more than 40 years old
- A burning smell coming from electrical outlets
If you notice any of the above issues, or if you need assistance with any of the issues listed above, please call Bonney today.