FAQ For Electrical Service

What is a residential electrician?
A residential electrician is a contractor that is licensed to perform electrical additions or repairs in a house, apartment, condominium, or manufactured home.
What is a commercial electrician?
A commercial electrician is a contractor that is licensed to perform electrical additions or repairs on any commercial property.
Do you provide free estimates?
Do you offer warranties?
Yes, everything is guaranteed for 1 year.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, credit cards, or Zelle for payments.
Why should I hire Lake Electric?
Lake Electric takes pride in our work and guarantees a quality install or repair every time.
When Should You Hire an Electrician?
You should hire an electrician any time electrical installations or repairs are necessary.
Is it possible for me to do my own electrical work?
It is possible for anyone who feels comfortable enough to do their own electrical work to do so. Just keep in mind that Lake Electric can ensure that the job is performed correctly the first time and that all parts are under warranty in case of a rare manufacturer defect.
What Should I Do If My Breaker Panel Is Hot?
If your breaker panel is hot to the touch, it would be recommended to turn the main breaker to the off position and call an electrician. Or, if you feel it is a fire hazard, dial 911 and get the fire department out right away.
Is It Necessary to Use a Surge Protector?
It is not necessary to use a surge protector, but with all of the sensitive electronics that modern technology has provided us, there can be a pretty substantial amount of heartache and repair saved by using surge protectors in the event of a power surge.
What is a power surge?
A power surge is a significant “in-rush” or “out-rush” of power due to utility companies or several other external sources. The current fluctuations can be significant enough to permanently damage some electronic components.
How often should I have an electrical safety check at my home or office?
It is recommended by most electrical contractors to have your home or office receive an annual electrical safety check in order to ensure that all of your electrical safety devices are functioning flawlessly and that your electrical system hasn’t developed any dangerous electrical issues.
Why do I keep blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers?
There are countless reasons why you could be blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers. Some of the more common reasons are:

  • Overload occurs when your power usage exceeds the amperage rating of the circuit breaker or fuse.
  • A short circuit occurs when a live portion comes into contact with the ground or another live circuit.
  • Or the circuit may be heating up due to a loose connection somewhere along the circuit.
  • Lake Electric specializes in both finding and solving these types of issues.
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