Electrical

What everyone knows about electricity is what we learned in school about Benjamin Franklin and his kite in the 18th Century. Many scientists and centuries later, it is hard to imagine what life was like without electricity. Most frequently, we enjoy electricity in the form of light!

Electrical jobs can be dangerous if not given undivided attention. Before beginning any job, turn the power off at the circuit breaker and tape a note to let people know not to touch it. Wear rubber-soled shoes, stand on a rubber mat or use fiberglass ladders whenever possible.

Determine which type of light fixture works best for the space. Next, research and select the proper light bulb to use. Although choosing a light bulb may seem simple, there is a rather endless variety from which to choose. Fluorescent light fixtures have light tubes. These are powered by ballasts. Ballasts are high voltage, outputting 600 volts and up. Exercise great caution to avoid shock. Next, consider the ease of the light switch. Walking across a dark room to turn the light switch on for the light fixture would be less than ideal. Dimmer switches are easy to install over a regular light switch, just make sure that you aren’t also trying to control a ceiling fan with a dimmer. Generally speaking, ceiling fans use the same amount of electricity as ceiling light fixtures. Ceiling fans are usually installed in the center of a room for good air flow. In addition to décor, room size and ceiling height determine the size and number of fans to install. It is good practice to make sure the ceiling fan doesn’t overload circuits. A useful tip when working on electrical jobs, especially outlets, is to make sure each wire is marked to coordinate with its input location. Process of elimination is a frustrating and dangerous way to match up wires with inputs.

Replacing light fixtures, changing light bulbs and installing a dimmer switch are simple enough if the proper safety precautions are taken. However, high voltage jobs, such as replacing the ballast or complex jobs like installing ceiling fans, are sometimes better left to a professional. Handyworx has the expertise to handle all electrical jobs while maintaining excellent safety standards for anyone involved in the project. In addition, Handyworx can complete the job properly to avoid dangerous hazards that improper electrical jobs will cause in the future.

The most important step in all electrical projects is being safe. Changing light bulbs is a simple task, but even still requires the cautionary turning off the light switch and making sure hands are dry. The level of safety needs to increase with each electrical job from installing ceiling fans and creating dimmer switches to changing outlets. Using common sense is the key to simplifying all electrical projects.

Electrical Services

• Add a light fixture

• Attic fan installed -new

• Attic fan motor replaced

• Attic fan removed

• Attic fan replaced

• Ballast replaced

• Bath fan & light installed – new

• Bath fan & light removed

• Bath fan & light replaced

• Breaker replaced

• Buried Service

• Cable jack installed

• Cable line repaired

• Cable TV outlet installed – new

• Cable TV outlet moved

• Cable TV outlet replaced

• Carbon Monoxide detector installed

• Ceiling fan installed new

• Ceiling fan, replace existing

• Chandelier installed (no wiring)

• Circuit breaker replaced – single pole

• Circuit breaker added

• Circuit breaker replaced – double pole

• Dimmer switch install

• Doorbell button replaced

• Doorbell chimes replaced

• Doorbell installed

• Doorbell repaired hardwired

• Doorbell transformer replaced

• Doorbell transformer replaced

• Doorbell wiring replaced or installed

• Dryer outlet moved

• Electrical cord replaced

• Exhaust fan installed

• Exhaust fan motor replaced

• Exhaust fan removed

• Exhaust fan replaced

• Exhaust fan replaced

• Exterior Light

• Exterior Outlet

• Flexible conduit run (per lf)

• Fluorescent ballast replaced

• Fluorescent light bulbs replaced

• Fluorescent light diffuser replaced

• Fluorescent light fixture replaced

• Furnace transformer replaced

• Garage door opener installed

• GFI installed

• Heat lamp fixture installed

• Hood vent installed

• Hood vent removed

• Hood vent replaced

• Landscape lighting low voltage

• Light bulbs replaced

• Light fixture changed

• Light fixture installed new w/ switch

• Light fixture repair

• Light fixture replaced

• Lightning Rod

• Lightning rod / ground cable installed

• Meter Socket

• Motion sensor added/photo cell to light

• Move a 220 volt outlet

• Outlet existing moved

• Outlet new added

• Outlet replaced

• Outlet replaced

• Overhead Service (electrical/power supply)

• Phone line installed

• Phone outlet (jack) Install

• Phone Outlet (Jack) Replace

• Phone Outlet Wiring (Jack) Remove

• Pull chain light (closet)

• Recessed light installed

• Recessed light replaced

• Replace wall sconce

• Rigid conduit run (per lf)

• Service panel replaced

• Shower light fixture added

• Shower light fixture replaced

• Smoke detector installed

• Smoke/CO detector replaced

• Switch and face plate replaced

• Switch and plate replaced

• Switch installed new

• switch replaced

• Switch/outlet/light & cap replaced

• Thermostat installed

• Track lighting fixtures installed

• Track lighting fixtures replaced

• Track lighting track installed (per lf)

• Troubleshooting

• Wall light fixture (sconce) installed

• Wall mount TV stand

• Whole house fan installed