Electrical Services Including Repair, Replacement, Installation and Safety
If you live in the Charleston area, Mister Sparky is your full-service electrical contractor. Our professionals can update your home’s electrical system, correct potential safety issues and help your family benefit from the latest lighting technology.
Keeping your electrical system updated and in good condition protects your home and minimizes the risk of fire. Electrical components, including circuit breakers, outlets, and light switches, can suffer from wear and tear or overheating. Your home may need more electrical repairs than you think, especially if it’s more than 25 years old. If the wiring is outdated or inadequate, we can install ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and upgrade your light fixtures to bring your home up to current standards. Our electricians specialize in these repairs and updates.
- Electrical panel repairs
- Electrical service upgrades
- Grounding and bonding
- Outlet and switch replacements
- Rewiring and wiring updates
Whether you’re remodeling the kitchen, refreshing the bathroom or planning an addition, new electrical fixtures can make a big difference in the appearance and usefulness of your new space. The right lighting system can brighten dark corners, increase workspace visibility or enhance your home’s curb appeal. If your plans involve installing a new light fixture or relocating a receptacle, our professionals will ensure that all work is completed correctly. When it’s time to expand your electrical system, you can count on Mister Sparky. We follow all code requirements and will secure any building permits that are needed when installing these devices.
- Ceiling and exhaust fans
- Dedicated circuits
- Dimmers and outlets
Ceiling Fan Installation
Ceiling fans are an excellent addition to virtually any room in your home. They come in many different size and styles and provide improved air movement at a reasonable cost. Because they create a breeze that translates into a cooling effect on your skin, you can typically increase the thermostat setting a few degrees and save money on your energy costs.
Circuits and Wiring
There are a variety of critical components in the electrical panel, among them the circuit breakers. All circuit breakers are sized according to the appliances or outlets that are being powered. Large appliances like those in your kitchen use heavy wires and a 30- or 50-amp breaker. If you have an older home, it would be wise to have your system checked as electrical standards have changed substantially in the last few decades. As home needs have changed, so has wiring and circuits. An outdated system can be dangerous. Call us for a home inspection.
Dedicated circuits are typically used for appliances that contain a motor, such as clothes washers and dryers, ovens, ranges, refrigerators, water heaters and anything else that uses a three- or four-prong receptacle and heavy-gauge wires. If you need electrical upgrades to be up to code, our electricians will secure any needed permits and completed the upgrade project safely.
Emergency Electrical Services
There are signs of a need for emergency electrical services. These signs include burning smells, soot around outlets, faulty light switches, sparks or electrical crackling noises, or sudden shocks from outlets or switches. Any of these signs indicate that an electrician should be called right away. What appears to be a small problem, could cause a house fire that starts inside a wall. Your first step would be to turn off the main circuit breaker box, and then call us right away. Never try to fix these problems yourself.
Lighting inside your home can make a huge difference in its livability. Updating your home is easy with task lighting or spotlights in the kitchen or living room. Recessed lighting, chandeliers, pendants, sconces, dimmers, LED light strips and even connected smart switches all add value to your home and improve the ambiance.
Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or plan to stay where you are for years, adding landscape lighting will add to your home’s curb appeal plus increase your level of security. Outdoor motion-detection lighting can alert you to suspicious activity, and landscape lighting can enhance gardens, walkways, the front elevation of your home plus much more. Call us to discuss the additional security and enhancement to your home with landscape lighting.
In less than a second, an electrical surge can damage appliances, computers and other electronics, even those plugged into power strips only block energy spikes. Depending on your homeowner’s policy, these damages may or may not be covered. A whole-home surge protector protects every outlet, circuit and major appliance in your home, providing peace of mind that everything is safeguarded for a minimal cost.
Electrical Services for Building Protection
Today’s residential electrical systems are safer than ever thanks to new fault detection systems and revised code requirements. For example, outlets in damp locations, such as covered porches, bathrooms, and laundry areas, should always have GFCIs. Bedrooms and living areas in new houses now require arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) for added protection. If your home is older or if you have young children, electrical upgrades are recommended to avoid accidental shocks and appliance damage. Electrical improvements are always a smart buy. We offer these products and services to make your home safer.
- Carbon monoxide alarms
- Code compliance checks
- GFCI and AFCI circuits
- Hard-wired smoke detectors
- Home safety inspections
- Surge protection systems
To schedule electrical repairs or upgrades in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, North Charleston, and the surrounding areas, call Mister Sparky. Our electricians are available 24 hours a day whenever you need electrical services. We offer a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee, straightforward pricing, plus, we’re on time, or your service call is free!