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General Electrical Repair

Need an electrician? We have a Candu Pro in your area who’s experienced, licensed and ready to help with your repairs. 

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Your home’s electrical system keeps things running. So, when an outlet breaks, a ceiling fan stops working or something doesn’t seem right, it can cause major disruptions. Candu can help. We can book a Candu Pro to help make your electrical repairs. 

Common Issues

Because so many things in your home are electric, there are a lot of repairs and needs that may come up. Unfortunately, even a seemingly simple fix can be dangerous, and may require a professional with training and experience working with electricity. Some common electrical issues requiring repair include: 

  • Dead Outlets 
  • Dead Sockets 
  • No Power 
  • Dimming Lights 
  • Electrical Panel Humming, Buzzing or Vibrating 
  • Flickering Lights 
  • Frequently Tripped Breakers 
  • Lightbulbs Burning out Frequently 
  • Noisy Bathroom Fan 
  • Noisy Ceiling Fan 
  • Old Wiring 
  • Outlet that Sparks 
  • Power Surges 
  • Ungrounded Outlets 
  • Warm Outlets or Switches 

CANDU CAN HELP 

Not sure who to use for your electrical repairs? We can schedule a local, experienced electrician for you now. These Candu Pros are experienced local contractors who we’ve vetted to make sure they (and their employees) have background checks. We also handpick them, choosing only those with high customer ratings. They’ll do the job right – and it’s all backed by the Candu Will Do Guarantee. See details.

Brands Serviced

  • Lift Master  

  • Gennie  

  • Chamberlain  

  • Hunter Div of Robbins & Myers Inc.  

  • Overhead Door  

  • Sears, Roebuck & Co.  

  • Harbor Breeze  

  • Hampton Bay  

  • Craftmade  

  • Legacy  

  • Casablanca 

  • Stanley  

  • NuTone  

  • Moor-o-matic  

Need your doorbell fixed? Not sure of the brand? It’s not surprising. There are a lot of companies making electronics – and even more brands that make the parts and components in your home’s electrical system. The good news is, your Candu Pro has seen them all and can service them all.  

Types Serviced

Candu Pros can handle general electrical needs, rewiring repairs, doorbell repairs and any issues you may be having with your home’s lighting or outlets. Here’s a more detailed look:

  • AFCI Breakers 
  • Attic Fans 
  • Bathroom Fans 
  • Ceiling Fans  
  • Central Vacuum 
  • Doorbells 
  • Exterior Lighting 
  • Fluorescent Light fixtures 
  • Fuse Boxes 
  • General Electric Repairs 
  • Hardwired Smoke Detectors 
  • Interior Lighting 
  • Outlets 
  • Recessed Lighting 
  • Rewiring 
  • Safety Switches 
  • Surge Protectors 
  • Track Lighting 
  • Whole House Fans 
  • Wiring 

 

 

Can you do your own electrical work?  

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Parts We Replace

Electrical parts that Candu Pros frequently replace include:  

  • 110-volt Outlets 
  • 240-volt Outlets 
  • Boxes, Fittings, and Conduit 
  • Ceiling Fans and Parts 
  • Circuit Breakers 
  • Dimmer Switches 
  • Doorbells 
  • Fuses 
  • GFCI Outlets 
  • Junction Boxes 
  • Outlets 
  • Panels and Panel Boxes 
  • Plugs 
  • Polarized Electrical Plugs 
  • Recessed Lights 
  • Rocker Switches 
  • Single-Pole Switches 
  • Sockets 
  • Three-way Electrical Switches 
  • Timers and Lighting Controls 
  • Wall Switches  

Can you do your own electrical work?  

DIY electrical may be worth considering. Some jobs are straightforward and taking them on yourself can save you time and money. But the biggest concern is safety and the right research must be done and precautions must be taken. If you decide to do it yourself, protect yourself from electrocution by checking (and doublechecking!) that any wires and other sources of electricity you may contact are not energized. Use a non-contact voltage tester and shut off breakers supplying power to your room before doing any work. Then, doublecheck to make sure there’s no power coming through the circuits. If you are uncomfortable at any stage in the process, trust Candu and the licensed experts in our Candu Pro Network to make sure you get the job done right. 

 

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Electrical Maintenance Tips 

There are a few essential and easy checks you should do around the house to make sure your wiring and fixtures are in good working order. They could prevent property damage and energy waste…they could even save a life.  

  • Inspect your breaker panel. It should have 3 feet of clear space around it and be clear of rust, spider webs and rodent damage. Test all breakers to make sure they easily turn on and off and aren’t sticking or corroded.  
     
  • Test GFCI outlets. These outlets are used in kitchens, bathrooms or anywhere an outlet could come into contact with water. Use the test button to turn off power and the reset button to return it to working order.  
     
  • Test other outlets. A cube or block tester is an inexpensive and very simple device. Just plug it into an outlet and its display lights will indicate any outlet wiring issues.  
     
    If you have small children, ensure you have tamper-resistant outlets or safety plug covers to prevent tampering.  
     
    Test for outlet tightness. Outlets can wear out over time. If a plug sits loosely in an outlet, it’s unsafe and should be replaced.  
     
  • Inspect exposed wiring. Wiring is typically visible in attics and basements. Check to make sure wires are free of cracks, splits and pest damage.
     
  • Use your other senses. Visual inspections are only part of the process. Smell for “hot wire” or “burning electrical” smells. Hold your hand near switches and outlets and feel for excessive heat. Finally, listen for popping, crackling or buzzing. These are all indications that a professional electrician may need to do a thorough inspection.  

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