Outdoor Lighting In Indianola

Outdoor Lighting In Indianola

  • Electrical

As summer approaches, we’re all going to be spending more time in our yards soaking up the sun and enjoying our outdoor spaces. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could enjoy your backyard well past sundown? We recently installed some beautiful outdoor lighting in Indianola for one of your neighbors so they can do just that! By installing landscape lighting, you can not only use your outdoor space more often, you can also improve the aesthetics of your home.

Outdoor Lighting In Indianola

Adding outdoor lighting, or ladnscape lighting, to a home automatically improves the curb appeal. As you can see at this home, we installed lights all around the property. From the front walkway to the back patio, this home now has beautiful landscape lighting that helps their home shine!

Outdoor lighting installation in indianola done by Integra Electrical

How Can Integra Help Improve Your Space?

We work closely with our customers so they can achieve the landscape design they’ve been dreaming of. Our dedicated team will ensure each light is installed correctly and creates the outdoor space a homeowner envisions. We have access to many types of lights and lanterns so you can customize your outdoor lighting to fit your style.

And outdoor lighting does more than just add beauty and style to your outdoor spaces. Lights like this allow you to see more clearly at night and reduce the possibility of tripping in the dark. Plus, unwanted visitors will be less likely to approach a home that is well-lit at night for fear of being seen. Not only are these lights beautiful, they also add a layer of security to any home.

Beautiful outdoor lighting in Indianola

Call Integra Today For Your Next Electrical Project

We’ve been serving Indianola and Central Iowa homeowners as their trusted electrical contractor for years. Our family-owned business treats each job and customer as if it were completed in our own homes. And we don’t hire just anyone to be part of our team- they’re local, highly trained professionals who live right here in the community. We stand behind our values of quality, safe services at an affordable price. Call our office today to begin your landscape lighting project today!

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100 AMP Electrical Service Upgrade in Indianola

100 AMP Electrical Service Upgrade in Indianola

  • Electrical
After a Electrical Service upgrade in Indianola

If you have a home built more than 20-30 years ago, there’s a good chance your electrical panel wasn’t built for the amount of use it’s getting today. Recently, our team installed a 100 AMP electrical service upgrade in Indianola for one of your neighbors. Their home was built in the 1960’s which left some safety concerns for the family. Their panel and wiring were old and had no grounding protection, leaving them open to electrical problems. This homeowner wanted the confidence that their grandchildren would be safe and that the electrical capacity of the home would be sufficient for years to come.

Before the 100 AMP Electrical Service Upgrade

before a 100 amp electrical service upgrade in Indianola

This electrical panel needed some upgrading in order to service the home properly. The wiring was from the 1960’s and posed a safety hazard to the home. Our team came in and was able to upgrade this panel so it would be 100% compliant and ready to handle the needs of a 21st century family.

before a 100 amp electrical service upgrade in Indianola

During the Electrical Service Upgrade

At Integra Electrical, we put safety first for all of our customers. We follow a thorough checklist when we upgrade an electrical service panel that ensures the safety of the homeowners and provides them with reliable electrical service they can depend on. We found that their grounding wires were not sufficient which we are able to correct. In addition to that, we upgraded the service panel so that it would be able to handle the extra voltage needed to safely power this modern home.

during a 100 amp electrical service upgrade in Indianola

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  • Advanced Craftsman Installation
  • Stringent Code Compliance
  • All required permits
  • All required inspections
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  • New Electrical Panel
  • New Main Disconnect
  • New weather head and mast if applicable
  • New Main Power Cable
  • Complete grounding system
  • All connected circuits installed
  • All properly sized breakers for existing circuits
  • 2 year Safety & Savings Plan
  • Whole House Surge Suppression
  • All Arc Fault Circuit Interrupting Breakers on 120 Volt Circuit

during a 100 amp electrical service upgrade in Indianola

After The Electrical Panel Upgrade In Indianola

Once our team finished the job, this panel was the picture of modern electrical safety. The panel was clearly labeled for the homeowners and would be easy to service in the future. We’re proud to be a that is able to provide safety for Indianola and Des Moines homeowners.

after a 100 amp electrical service upgrade in Indianola

Call Integra Electrical Today!

 

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5 Spring Electrical Lighting Upgrades

5 Spring Electrical Lighting Upgrades

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Electrical lighting upgrades can add value to your home from Integra Electrical

While it feels like winter may never end, we’re much closer to warmer spring days than you think. When warmer weather hits Des Moines, local homeowners begin using their outdoor spaces again and getting out of the house. Spring is an ideal time to consider adding some electrical lighting upgrades to your home. You can enjoy them all spring and summer long, and a few of these upgrades will come in handy for winter, too!

Consider the following home improvement ideas to make your home shine during the spring season. 

Add Additional Lighting to Your Patio Area

Th days may be getting longer and warmer, meaning you won’t always want to go inside when the sun goes down. The warmer weather means staying outside enjoying your backyard or patio space with family and friends. By installing additional lighting upgrades on your patio, you can stay out as late as you’d like. You can opt for subtle, softer lights to illuminate your walking path or go for more eye-popping, party lights. The styles, designs and functionality options are endless!

Consider Additional Outdoor Outlets

Outdoor outlets are some of the best and handiest electrical upgrades for homeowners who use their outside space. Imagine how convenient it would be if you had a weatherproof outlet in reach every time you wanted to plug in an appliance, radio, etc. And outdoor outlets aren’t just handy for spring. You’ll be happy to have these outlets when the holidays come around and you can avoid having clunky, tangled extension cords running all over your home. 

Install an Electronic Fire Pit

Install an electrical fire pit to add a new feature to your backyard. Electrical fire pits provide the warmth and ambiance of a traditional wood fire pit- without any of the hassle of chopping wood. Maximum relaxation with minimal headaches!

Install Outdoor Flood Lights

When you have motion sensing lights on your garage or mounted above your doorway, anyone who triggers them will be bathed in light. This is convenient for when you and your family get home late at night, but it also acts as a deterrent to strangers. Homes with security lighting are less likely to be the target of burglars.

Lighting Your Walkway

If you want to add some extra lighting to your walkways, consider adding hanging lanterns. These will be out of the way and provide a great look for any outdoor pathway. There are hundreds of designs and styles of outdoor lanterns to choose from so you can achieve the aesthetic you want. Plus, once you have lanterns professionally installed, they are fairly easy to maintain. And if you choose the right type of long lasting light bulbs, you won’t have to worry about constantly changing burnt bulbs.

If hanging lanterns aren’t your ideal lighting option, try lining your walkway with ground-level accent lights. Accent lights can either be embedded right into the ground or just above ground like tiny lamps. Both options offer many possibilities for design so you can choose the best option to fit your personal style. Many people like to opt for the in-ground lighting option because this option makes lawn maintenance easier.

Call Integra Electrical For Your Outdoor Electrical Needs

At Integra Electrical, we can help you achieve the outdoor space you want. Our certified and experienced electricians put your family’s safety first, so any work we do is completed to the highest safety standards. From outdoor outlets to lighting upgrades, we can make your patio or backyard a space you can enjoy all spring and summer long. If you’re considering an outdoor electrical project, call Integra today and see why more homeowners trust their systems to us!

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Why You Need A Service Panel Upgrade

Why You Need A Service Panel Upgrade

  • Electrical
Get a panel upgrade with Integra electrical

Don’t Blow a Fuse in Your Life: Why You Need a Service Panel Upgrade

If you’re like most homeowners, you haven’t put a lot of thought into your home’s electrical panel.  In many older homes, however, the electrical panel can wear out and need to be replaced just like a household appliance.  If your electrical panel is showing signs of needing to be replaced, then it’s time to get a new panel that can upgrade the efficiency of your home and bring it into the 21st century with Integra Electrical! 

Unlike a household appliance, most electrical service panels don’t simply break down and stop working. Instead, they experience a slow decline over several months before finally not working all together. During this time, a home can experience a number of issues relating to the electrical wiring. If your home has been experiencing any of the following, you need to call an electrician.

  •     Flickering lights
  •     Unusual sounds coming from fuse box/electrical panel
  •     Breakers constantly tripping
  •     Smoke coming from outlets, or outlets emitting a burning smell

 

It’s also important to note that if you have appliances that won’t work without turning off other appliances, or if you have new high-efficiency appliances that won’t work, there’s a good chance that your electrical panel needed to be replaced.  In many cases, problems such as smoking outlets and tripping breakers are more than just a nuisance. They are safety hazards that can cause an electrical fire or other disaster. If you’re experiencing these problems, calling an electrician must become your highest priority.

Peace of Mind

Even if your current electrical panel doesn’t pose an immediate danger, it’s probably a good idea to replace it before it does become a safety issue.  Fortunately, there are a lot of advantages to having a new electrical panel installed. Besides the peace of mind that a new panel provides, being able to tell potential buyers that they won’t have to worry about this repair for years can add a lot to the value of your home.

Steady Flow

A new electrical panel ensures that your home has a steady flow of electricity.  Not only can that eliminate problems with flickering lights and brown-outs, but it can also allow you to add appliances and other electronics without worrying about tripping breakers, blowing fuses, or damaging the appliances. A steady flow of electricity will ensure that your appliances, electronics, and light fixtures are less prone to power surges.  This can add years of life to these devices. A new electrical panel can also ensure that your devices run continuously without fear of causing a fire or other home disaster.

Saving More 

Of course, a new electrical panel is almost always required if you’re renovating or putting an addition onto your home. Replacing your panel now could mean saving money in the future if you decide to start a construction project. If you’re contemplating a construction project in the near future, ask your electrician about adding a sub panel for the additional rooms. These panels are almost always required when the electrical load of the home is increased. Remember that this can occur as a result of additional appliances, electronics, and/or increased load on appliances such as an air conditioner or hot water heater.

As you renovate your home, a new electrical panel can bring you more than just safety and steady electricity. Appliances that require a 240V circuit will almost always require an electrical panel upgrade.  While these types of appliances used to be rare, today many clothes dryers, water heaters, and even cars require this type of circuit.

More Outlets

A new electrical panel can also allow you to increase the number of outlets available in your home.  Bathrooms and kitchens can have GFCI outlets installed, making them much safer and in many states, compliant with local building codes. Grounded outlets can be installed for safer electrical performance. These are particularly important if you use appliances, electronics, or power tools outside.

Reduce Your Insurance Bill

Finally, a new electrical panel can help to reduce your homeowner’s insurance bill. An electrical panel that is compliant with local building codes and safety standards often means that homeowners can qualify for a discount or reduce their overall risk, thereby lowering their annual bill. In rare cases, homeowners might also be able to qualify for rebates or discounts from their local electric company for upgrading their existing electrical panel.

Call Integra Electrical Today!

If you’re having problems with the lighting, outlets, or appliances in your home, it is important to call an electrician and assess the need for a new electrical panel.  This upgrade is one of the best things you can do to increase your peace of mind, property value, and your ability to enjoy your home. Call Integra Electrical today to get the best electrical service in Indianola and Des Moines! 

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4 Common Winter Electrical Problems

4 Common Winter Electrical Problems

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Common electrical problems shouldn't slow you down. Call Integra Electrical for service today!

Although homeowners in Indianola use their electricity all year round, the winter months put extra stress on your system you may not think of. It’s crucial for you to be on the lookout for these potentially dangerous issues as winter rolls through Central Iowa. The professionals at Integra Electrical have put together a list of common electrical problems that plague homeowners in the winter.

Tripped Breakers

During the winter we spend more time inside trying to say warm and less time enjoying the outdoors. The cold temperatures running your heating system constantly, plugging in portable heaters, and having seasonal decorations to add some cheer during cold nights. All of this extra demand puts a strain on your electrical system leading to tripped breakers and flickering lights. It can be frustrating to go down into your basement and flipping breakers each time a spare heater is turned on. 

You can prevent these issues from happening by upgrading your electrical panel to accommodate this strain. A new electrical service panel installed by Integra Electrical will be able to accommodate the increased demand and keep your lights burning bright. 

Damaged or Frayed Wires

A damaged wire is dangerous at any time of year but can be particularly harmful in the winter. Damaged wires expose you and your family to electrocution and increased chances of electrical fires. When the snow starts to fall we want to plug our heaters in right away and flick on the fireplace. If your electrical wires aren’t up to snuff, then you can be in danger. Integra Electrical is able to upgrade your service panel or rewire your home so that it can handle any of your common electrical problems, big or small.  

Old Heating Equipment

Old heating appliances can wreak havoc on your electrical system. They often aren’t compatible with modern homes and can frequently short out. These older pieces of equipment must be checked frequently to ensure their wires are in good condition. If wires are failing or components inside malfunction, these older heaters can start an electrical fire or shock family members. We recommend checking your portable heating equipment and ensuring it’s safety before using inside your home.

Static Electricity

Static electricity is an annoying condition that is very common in Iowa winters. The dry air inside your home allows for the build-up of static electricity. If you’re near an outlet, this can cause a serious shock for you or a family member. In order to prevent this, Integra Electrical recommends getting a humidifier in order to reduce the dry air in your home. Humidifiers will also reduce that stuffy feeling inside your home and reduce common winter respiratory problems. 

 

Why Choose Integra Electrical?

When you choose Integra, you get a family owned business that cares. We understand the responsibility of taking care of the ones we love, and we put that same level of dedication into our work. All of our electricians are fully trained and certified, so you can trust their workmanship and knowledge on any issue. At Integra, we bridge the gap between fair prices and a valued service that is done right. We give you the best service with honesty and integrity.

If you’re experiencing any of these common electrical issues, call Integra Electrical today! 

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Electrical Resolutions for the New Year

Electrical Resolutions for the New Year

  • Electrical
Electrical resolutions by Integra Electrical

It’s 2020 – What Are Your Electrical Resolutions?

As we settle into the new year, you may have some resolutions that you’re determined to stick to. If you haven’t made any, that’s OK! Integra Electrical has just the solution for you. Here are some electrical resolutions to consider this year:

Extension Cord Placement

We have all been guilty of this faux pas. We have an extension cord that helps take an item from one room to another. It is far safer to make sure you keep extension cords away from door ways, under carpets, near heaters, or near any other item that may damage the cord. It is essential that you take the time to carefully place your extension cords out of the way in a safe place where they will continue to be safe for the duration of use.

Sockets Near Water 

We all need outlets in bathrooms and kitchens and other areas that are near water but water and electricity certainly do not mix. Installing GFCI sockets, or ground fault circuit interrupter sockets can help ground out the socket should water become introduced. Installing this type of outlet in bathrooms, on kitchen counters, or in any other area where water might get into sockets can help keep your home and your family safe.

Noticing the Signs of Faulty Wiring 

There are some signs that you can take into account when it comes to your home. If your switches feel warm or you have issues like blowing fuses, tripping circuits, flickering and dimming lights or other issues, it is best to contact a professional electrician that can pinpoint the cause of the issue then fix it so that you have nothing to worry about.

Wattages 

The wattage that is written on the inside of lamp sockets is there for a reason. Though it may seem time consuming, taking the time to check all your lamps and make sure that the bulbs inside them match the recommended wattage can make a huge difference. Not only do higher watt bulbs take up more energy and help run up your electricity bill, these higher wattage bulbs are likely to blow more often and can pose a threat to you and your family.

Damaged Cords 

Though it may seem like a trivial thing, that frayed spot on your electrical cord may be just enough to cause a fire. You should take the time to check your cords and make sure that if they are damaged in any way they are either professionally repaired or that they are replaced entirely if the damage is too severe.

If you’re experiencing electrical issues or you need electrical repairs, call the experts at Integra Electrical! 

By Dan Burrows

The Dangers of Knob-and-Tube Wiring

The Dangers of Knob-and-Tube Wiring

  • Electrical
knob-and-tube wiring removal at Integra in Iowa

Used in America from 1880 to the late 1940’s, knob-and-tube wiring is an early style of electrical wiring identifiable by its white, ceramic, spool-like knobs. It still exists in some old homes, and it presents several dangers to modern-day tenants. If you happen to have some in your home, be sure to let us know so we can help you replace it with modern wiring. We have the know-how to replace that archaic wiring with something much safer.

 

Here are five of the dangers knob-and-tube wiring presents to homeowners:

 

  1. Age. On average, knob-and-tube wiring ranges from 70 to 130 years old. Even if it has been working for a while, this old wiring doesn’t have the capacity needed for modern homes. This means it can overload easily and start a fire. In addition, the wiring is less resistant to damage than normal wiring. This represents another fire risk to homeowners.
  2. No ground wire. Knob-and-tube wiring is incompatible with modern 3-plug appliances. Because of this, anything plugged in is more liable for damage due to voltage fluctuations and surges. This is yet another fire hazard and can also cause electrical shocks.
  3. Bad against moisture. In addition to being ungrounded, knob-and-tube wiring is not rated for moisture. This makes it especially dangerous in wetter areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and outside.
  4. Easily overlooked. Knob-and-tube wiring often gets buried in insulation and pushed into contact with building materials and other clutter. Since knob-and-tube wiring is designed to release heat freely into the air, this presents yet another fire hazard. Insurance companies often won’t insure buildings with knob-and-tube wiring because the National Electric Code (NEC) states that knob-and-tube wiring has to stay away from insulation.
  5. Improper DIY modifications. Out of all the kinds of wiring, unsafe DIY modifications are most often seen with knob-and-tube wiring. Part of this is from how easy it is to access for splicing. It’s not uncommon to see someone use masking or Scotch tape (instead of electrical tape) in their DIY connections. Even worse, DIY rookies often install fuses with an amperage too high for the wiring, overloading the wires and making another major fire risk.

 

Why trust Integra Electrical with my electricity?

 

Integra takes the complexity out of your electrical systems with our knowledgeable professionals. We believe in giving the customer superior service at a price they can feel good about. People come first, and we devote ourselves to providing to you, our customers, our employees, and our community. We’re available to talk 24/7, so call us if you need help with your wiring!

By Brian Renadette

5 Reasons to Get an Electrical Inspection in Iowa

5 Reasons to Get an Electrical Inspection in Iowa

  • Electrical
electrical inspection in Iowa by Integra

The electricity that flows into your home may be one of the most important resources for modern living. However, it’s easy for problems with your electrical system to go unnoticed unless you get an electrical inspection. A complete electrical inspection for your Iowa home covers every electrical component, from the grounding wire to the circuit breaker. Getting an inspection can help you catch problems before they start.

Here are five reasons you should get an electrical inspection for your Iowa home:

 

Guarantee your new home is healthy

Buying a new home is always somewhat scary, especially if you don’t know everything about what you’re buying. Potential electrical problems can easily go unnoticed until your purchase is finalized and you’re stuck with faulty wiring. Few people will want to buy something if they know it’s functionally broken. Give us a call to set up an inspection for that property you’re eyeing.

 

Before and after major renovations

Major renovation projects often change around your home’s electrical configurations. It’s also likely that new renovations add new electronics that might be too much for the current system. Both of these are reasons to call us to inspect your electrical system. Our service is especially beneficial if you’re planning on selling your home after renovating.

 

Ensure an older home’s integrity

Depending on where you live, it’s likely that you may be living in a very old home. Possibly from before the 1940s. Homes that get this old may have faulty or obsolete electrical technology, such as knob-and-tube wiring. Our inspections can see if you have any outdated technology that needs replacing and if what you currently have is working.

 

Lower your electrical bills

A big advantage of electrical inspections is that it allows us to see if your current electrical system is inefficient. In many systems and appliances, efficiency measures how well it uses electricity and other energy. Getting an electrical upgrade after our inspection can help you cut down on your electricity bills. This is especially important in older houses, where outdated wiring systems are more likely.

 

Stay safe

Above all, one of the biggest reasons to get an electrical inspection for your home is to ensure your safety. Electricity can be very dangerous when something goes wrong. It’s not unheard of for faulty electrical systems to start fires or injure people. An electrical inspection can find any potential problem areas and give you the knowledge to sort them out.

 

What makes Integra my go-to source for electrical inspections?

Electrical systems may be complicated—but that doesn’t mean electrical service has to be. When you call on our Integra professionals, we keep things simple by providing superior service at a price that you can feel good about. At Integra Electrical, we believe that affordability and safety should never be compromised. Bridging the gap between fair prices and valued service, we provide the consistent and customized solutions that Central Iowa homeowners and businesses deserve.

We believe there’s more to business than making a profit. We are a value-driven business dedicated to delivering honesty, integrity, and exceptional service. People first, we commit to providing for you, our customers, our employees, and our community. You deserve the comfort of knowing we’re available whenever you need us. Someone is always answering our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With our affordable services, you’ll discover that bringing back the light can make all the difference in your home. Call Integra today to learn more about our generator services!

By Brian Renadette

5 Signs Your Generator Needs a Repair in Iowa

5 Signs Your Generator Needs a Repair in Iowa

  • Electrical

With winter storms on the way, it’s a good idea to get some way of keeping your power on. One of the best ways to do this is by installing a standby generator. However, owning a generator is a big responsibility, and you’ll need to care for it. Failing to care for it might mean you won’t get power when you need it most. Experts suggest calling to repair your Iowa home’s generator once or twice a year. However, you may need to call for repairs sooner if you notice any of these warning signs.

Here are five signs you should call us to help you with generator repair for your Iowa home:

 

Leaking and puddles

When generators get old, they can sometimes develop leaking problems and leak gasses or fluids. These leaks are bad for your generator and can be safety hazards depending on what’s leaking. Give us a call if you notice any strange puddles or the generator is leaking.

 

Visible damage

It’s no surprise that a damaged-looking generator needs repairs. Your generator should look fine for the first several years of its lifespan. However, falling branches, bad weather, and more are all capable of damaging the generator. Any sort of damaged wiring, water damage, or cracks/dents are worthy of a professional evaluation. Even small dents can cause critical damage to something inside your generator.

 

General alerts

Unless you work with it often, you likely won’t notice if your generator is damaged. Fortunately, some modern generators run weekly automatic self-tests and notify you if they have a problem. However, it’s also possible you’ll just have to do the test yourself. The generator manufacturer’s instructions should tell you when and how to get their products inspected. You can tweak their instructions to better suit your generator’s usage and needs.

 

Non-functional electrical components

When inspecting your generator, it’s important to ensure that the electrical components are working properly. A single non-functional component is capable of preventing your generator from working when you need it.

 

Slow starts

Standby generators start up right when the grid’s power goes out. That means you want little to no delay when the generator starts. When there is a noticeable delay, it’s usually because of engine and battery problems. Battery problems can be especially nasty because they can cause further damage to your generator’s engine if untreated.

 

Why call Integra to keep my generator healthy?

Electrical systems may be complicated—but that doesn’t mean electrical service has to be. When you call on our Integra professionals, we keep things simple by providing superior service at a price that you can feel good about. At Integra Electrical, we believe that affordability and safety should never be compromised. Bridging the gap between fair prices and valued service, we provide the consistent and customized solutions that Central Iowa homeowners and businesses deserve.

We believe there’s more to business than making a profit. We are a value-driven business dedicated to delivering honesty, integrity, and exceptional service. People first, we commit to providing for you, our customers, our employees, and our community. You deserve the comfort of knowing we’re available whenever you need us. Someone is always answering our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With our affordable services, you’ll discover that bringing back the light can make all the difference in your home. Call Integra today to learn more about our generator services!

By Brian Renadette

5 Signs Your Home Needs Switch and Plug Repair

5 Signs Your Home Needs Switch and Plug Repair

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switch and plug repair in Iowa by Integra

The switches, plugs, and outlets in your home act as a connection between the electrical system and you. However, they get frequent use and thus are subject to a lot of wear and tear. When these get worn down, they become more than an inconvenience, but a danger. The chance of electrical shocks or fires are something you shouldn’t ignore. You’ll need to call professional electricians to help you with your home’s switch and plug repair. The big question, however, is how to tell when your switches and plugs need repairs.

Here are five signs that you should call for switch and plug repair:

 

Broken faceplates

As you use your plugs and switches, you might wind up wearing down the faceplate. When it gets damaged, it can expose bits of the wiring behind the plate. Even the smallest crack can open you up to dangerous electrical arcing when you flip the switch or plug something in.

 

Warm or burnt plastic

When a cover feels warm or has the look or smell of something burnt, you may have a serious issue. When internal contacts or wire terminals deteriorate, they can heat up and cause burning behind the cover. This can be very hazardous, capable of shocking you, melting more of the cover, and starting a house fire. If you see these signs, shut off the circuit breaker for that outlet or switch and call us as soon as you can!

 

Noisy switches

Faulty light switches can make a wide variety of buzzing noises. It might just be a loose wire connection, but it may also be a worn or defective switch that needs replacing. However, dimmer switches can also cause certain light bulbs buzz as the filament structure vibrates. Try experimenting with different types and brands of bulbs before you make any major repairs in that case.

 

Ungrounded outlets

As we mentioned before, outlets with only two-prong holes don’t have any grounding. Outlets with three holes can protect your home from power surges by grounding the charge into the earth. Using those outdated outlets can put you and your home’s electrical system at risk. If you still have two-holed outlets, call us to modernize your outlets.

 

Lighting delays

If you notice a delay between flicking a switch and the light coming on, the switch might be getting old. This usually happens when the electrical contacts get worn from years of use. The good news is that is generally isn’t a fire hazard, but the switch will still die soon. So be sure to call us to schedule a replacement.

 

What makes Integra the best company to handle my electrical repairs?

Electrical systems may be complicated—but that doesn’t mean electrical service has to be. When you call on our Integra professionals, we keep things simple by providing superior service at a price that you can feel good about. At Integra Electrical, we believe that affordability and safety should never be compromised. Bridging the gap between fair prices and valued service, we provide the consistent and customized solutions that Central Iowa homeowners and businesses deserve.

We believe there’s more to business than making a profit. We are a value-driven business dedicated to delivering honesty, integrity, and exceptional service. People first, we commit to providing for you, our customers, our employees, and our community. You deserve the comfort of knowing we’re available whenever you need us. Someone is always answering our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With our affordable services, you’ll discover that bringing back the light can make all the difference in your home. Call Integra today to learn more about how we can improve your home’s electrical systems!

By Brian Renadette