Electrician Fair Oaks, CA
You should never settle for anything less than the best when it comes to fixing electrical problems. They are not just annoying, but they are dangerous, too. That is why Bonney electric is available around the clock for Fair Oaks homeowners. We are there when you need us, no matter what time of day it is. Call us on our 24-hour emergency line to get your problem solved fast.
Bonney offers an extensive list of electrical services in Fair Oaks, 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 Fair Oaks, CA Area
Bonney employs only licensed and insured electricians, so you can rest assured you are in good hands when you call us. Our electricians fall into 4 categories. After schooling, an electrician must serve as an apprentice for at least 2 years. Then they are eligible to become wiremen. Wiremen can work alone on residential projects but must be supervised for commercial jobs. After that, they can become journeyman electricians. At this level, they can work on almost any type of electrical problem or project, under supervision from a master. A master electrician can handle any electrical issue or installation and monitor the work of others to make sure that it is excellent.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
The biggest component of the electrical system that you should consider is safety. Ground fault circuit interrupters can provide that in rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen that have a lot of moisture. The GFCI will shut down if the current comes into contact with water. That way you can avoid getting shocked. The outlet should be inspected on a monthly basis, by simply pressing the “test” button. If it does not shut off, then you have a problem and you should call Bonney to have it replaced immediately. You do not want it to fail when you need it most.
Landscape and Outdoor Lighting Installation
You don’t have to neglect the outside of your house when it comes to lighting. A good outdoor lighting design can provide visibility for nighttime gatherings and also highlight sections of your property to which you want to draw attention. Not only that, but criminals are generally not too keen to attack homes with a lot of lighting. Bonney can work with you to design a lighting system that is functional, looks great, and meets all of your needs. Call us for a consultation.
Electrical Safety in Your Fair Oaks 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
LED lighting is most often associated with commercial locations, but that is changing. More and more homeowners are choosing LED for their lighting needs since it provides so many benefits. These include increased energy efficiency, an incredibly long lifespan of around 20 years, and they give off less heat. Your pocketbook will thank you, as will your smoke detector. LED bulbs do not suddenly burn out and leave you in the dark, either. They gradually get dimmer, so that you have advanced warning that you need to replace them. Talk to one of the specialists at Bonney to discuss how you can make the switch.
A home surge suppressor will help protect you and your belongings from harm in the case of a power surge. These tend to happen during lightning storms, which is why many people will tell you to unplug your computer during a storm. A surge suppressor will only allow enough electricity into your system to power your home, and nothing more. That way your circuits will not get overloaded and damage your electronics and home.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
There should be a smoke detector on each floor of your home. If your home is large, then it is better to have more than one. Test them every month, and switch out your batteries every 6 months. You want to always be sure that they are in working order. A carbon monoxide detector should be in any area where people sleep. They can also be tested every month, and the entire unit should be replaced every 7 years. If you hear either of these alarms go off, then get everyone out of the home and contact the fire department right away. These alarms can save your life.
Electric Panel Services
The electric panel is the heart of your electrical system. All power goes through the panel and sent to the various places around the home. In older homes, this panel may not be made for the demands that we currently put on them. Older panels tend to be only 100 amps when ideally you want 150 to 200 amps of capacity. You may have noticed flickering lights or a strange smell. These are both signs that there is an issue with the panel. Call a specialist at Bonney to make the upgrades so that your panel can adequately meet your needs.
Believe it or not, but ceiling fans can be a safety and damage hazard if they are not installed correctly. You must make sure that you have a fan that is the right size for the room in which you are putting it. The blades have to allow for adequate clearance to the walls, ceiling, and floor. A Bonney specialist can help you pick out the right size of fan, and install it safely and securely. An insecure fan can come crashing down at any time because of how much motion there is to its function.
Your electric panel needs to be up to the job, and the same can be said for the wires in your home. They are like veins, and if they have worn down, then your system will not be running smoothly or efficiently. If you see any signs of wire failure, then you may need to rewire your home.
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.