Does Your Home Need New Electrical Wiring?
Most homeowners forget about their electrical system altogether–until something goes wrong. This due to the fact that your electrical system is tucked away in the walls of your home. Here are some tell-tale signs that your home needs new electrical wiring:
Blow A Fuse
Fuses should not happen often. If blown fuses occur frequently in your home, this is a sign that your home needs new wiring. There could be a problem with the wiring itself or the way it was initially installed.
Discolored Outlets and Switches
Unsightly discolorations on switches and outlets are not just markers of the passage of time. In some cases, discoloration can indicate a small fire. If you think this is a possibility, give TFC Electric a call. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Your House is Over the Hill
Do you have an older home? If so, it is likely that you have an old electrical system to match. Houses built in the 1960s and 1970s usually had aluminum wiring; which is considered a safety hazard by today’s standards. Overtime, this kind of electrical wiring can loosen up and cause a fire.
If you are unsure whether or not you need new wiring, don’t fret. Our experienced electricians at TFC Electric will let you know whether or not an upgrade is needed. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 to schedule an appointment.
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When To Call An Electrician
If you are a homeowner, you know that electrical problems can arise. In the event of an electrical issue, some homeowners think that they can fix it themselves. However, some jobs require the expertise of a professional. At TFC Electric, all of our electricians are licensed and insured. Best of all, you will have the peace of mind that the work is done safely. Here are some scenarios where you should hire an electrician:
You Are Inexperienced With Electrical Work
Watching an online video about electrical repairs does not make you an electrician. If you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to electrical work, out down the pliers and step away from the electrical panel. Our experienced electricians can troubleshoot the problem and get to the bottom of it in no time!
Your Home Experienced A Power Surge
A power surge can be very detrimental to your appliances and electrical gadgets. In some cases, a power surge can start a fire. We can repair the damage that was done to your electrical system.
You Are Building Your Dream Home from Scratch
When you are building a home, be sure to hire the best electricians in the business. We can assist you with all your electrical needs. All of the work we do is up to code to make sure that the job is done safely.
If you require the services of a licensed electrician, whether for the installation of new electrical equipment or existing equipment, we can help. TFC Electric Inc. offers new installations, repairs, replacement and servicing for all your electrical needs. Give us a call at 631-589-2800 or click here: http://goo.gl/RKGVqy for a free estimate.
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Is Your Home Up-To-Date on Electrical Codes?
Electrical safety is extremely important to maintain in your home. The professional electricians at TFC Electric will make sure that your home’s electrical system complies with the most up-to-date electrical standards. This will allow the system to work properly and also prevents electrical hazards. Homeowners should have all electrical code violations fixed as soon as possible.
If you suspect that there is something awry with your electrical system, our electricians can complete a thorough inspection. Electrical inspections serve as reassurance that all work was performed to code. Upon completion, we will provide a Certificate of Compliance accordingly. TFC Electric Inc. performs to meet or exceed National and local electrical codes. We comply with NEC standards and work with inspectors from rough-in to final inspections.
TFC Electric is a family owned electrical contracting company. We treat each customer as though they were family. Do you live in Islip, Brookhaven, Huntington-Smithtown, Southampton or Babylon and need an electrician? If so, TFC Electric is the one to call for all your electrical needs. We will make sure that the job gets done right, and more importantly, that the job is done safely.
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Brighten Up Your Home!
Your Long Island Electricians for Emergency Repairs
The weather is very unpredictable in the fall. One day, it is a nice sun shiny day. The next day is a full-blown wind storm. Windy weather has been known to knock down anything in its path–including trees on your property. If your electric meter is affected by a downed tree, calling an emergency electrician at TFC Electric will get the power in your home up and running.
Power outages are also common during the fall and winter months. Of course, these chilly months are the most inconvenient times of the year to be without electricity and heat. Our knowledgeable electricians will be able to determine if the loss of power is due to a service provider or a problem with your particular home electrical system.
Since 1994, TFC Electric Inc. has been serving Suffolk County; including townships of Islip, Brookhaven, Huntington-Smithtown, Southampton and Babylon. We provide a 24 hour, 365 days per year emergency call service available.If you have any type of power disruption, water and/or fire damage, or any type of troubleshooting issue that needs to be fixed immediately, we can help. Give us a call at 631-589-2800.
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Fall Electrical Safety Tips
A lot of people will be curling up near their space heaters on chilly nights. However, space heaters can become a fire hazard if you do not exercise caution around them. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your home safe. Remove any flammable materials that are within 3 feet of the space heater. Also, you should never plug a space heater into an extension cord.
Even though the mercury is dropping, home fires are still a possibility. When is the last time you inspected your smoke detector? If you cannot remember, it’s probably an indication that you should take a look. Smoke detectors usually have a life span of 10 years. If your smoke detector is older than that, it might be time to invest in a new one.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You will be relying on your furnace to keep you warm this winter. Furnaces can leak carbon monoxide–a colorless and odorless gas that is extremely harmful to your health. Unfortunately, a smoke detector will not alert you when the carbon monoxide levels have gone off kilter. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home is a measure you can take to keep you and your family safe this winter.
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Your Trusted Electricians for Home Renovations
Some homeowners buy a fixer upper so they can turn it into their dream home. Painting is a great project that usually doesn’t require the expertise of a professional. Electrical work should never be a do-it-yourself project. In this case, a professional is needed to get the job done right. When building a new home, we can help with all of your electrical and lighting systems from design to installation.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when you are renovating a home is the electrical system. It is crucial for the homeowner to choose the best electricians in the business.Our technicians respectively do the job with care, to ensure our customers are satisfied with the work performed. To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, they dedicate themselves to providing our customers with exceptional workmanship, extraordinary service, and professional integrity.
TFC Electric provides safe, high quality electrical installations and repairs by experienced electricians. Contact us today for your residential electric needs. We can help make your dream home a reality!