We’re a family-owned, locally operated company that’s proudly served residents and businesses in Fort Myers for over a decade.
Our technicians are licensed and insured in all areas of electric repair, and no job is too big or small.
When you hire us, you’ll never need to call another electrician. Our electrical repair and maintenance services include:
- Electrical Repair
- Commercial and Residential Lighting
- Exterior Lighting
- Home Wiring
- Generator Installation
- And More!
Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Call Southwest Florida Electric Inc. when you need electrical repair or installation.
Contact us today to book your appointment.
Our Outlet Repair Service
Most homeowners don’t give their outlets a second thought. You plug in something and forget it.
However, when an electrical outlet malfunctions, it can become a safety hazard that can cause property damage and electrocution. For this reason, we all need to pay more attention to the condition of our home’s outlets and recognize when they need to be replaced.
Fortunately, the signs that you need to upgrade your outlets are ones everyone can notice easily.
The most obvious sign that you need to replace an outlet is when you don’t get power plugging in a device. Outlets fail for many reasons, such as a tripped breaker or faulty wiring.
Arcing causes outlets to overheat, scorching the components and leaving marks. Outlets that overheat present fire risk, and it’s a situation you must address as soon as possible.
Like everything else, electrical outlets wear out. The metal contact points and springs that hold plugs firmly in place wear down with repeated usage, causing the plug to fit loosely or fall out.
Constantly replacing plugs when they fall out is annoying, but it’s also dangerous. Loose plugs can cause excessive heat, arcing, and electrical fire.
The Outlet Has Two Holes
Outlets with two slots were standard in homes built before the 1960s, but they’re outdated today because they can’t be grounded.
Without the grounding wire, you risk shock, electrical fire, and damage to your expensive electronics and appliances.
Call the pros at Southwest Florida Electric Inc. for an electrical safety inspection and determine if your outlets need replacing.
Check out our service areas to find out if we’re working in your neighborhood.
Reasons to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel
The electrical panel is the heart of your home’s electrical system, so it puts every electronic device in the house at risk when there’s a problem.
Whether you’re experiencing electrical issues or not, there are many reasons to consider upgrading your breaker panel.
Frequent Breaker Trips
Occasionally tripping a breaker isn’t a problem, but if you notice it happening more regularly, it usually means you have an overloaded circuit, inadequate electrical wiring, or a voltage fault.
You Have a Fuse Box
If your home was built before the 1960s, you probably have a fuse box instead of a breaker panel.
Fuse boxes are an outdated technology that poses fire risks today and can’t deliver the power needed by modern families. Plus, buildings and homes with fuse boxes won’t pass an electrical inspection and must be brought up to code by installing a breaker panel.
Dimming or Flickering Lights
If your lights dim or flicker when you run an appliance like a microwave or dishwasher, it could be a sign that your electrical panel is over capacity and needs replacing.
Your Electrical Panel is Undersized
Older electrical panels are rated 60 to 100 amps, but today’s homes require 200. You will get better performance from your electrical system by upgrading to a current model.
If you’re experiencing electrical problems with a single appliance or throughout your house, call one of our electricians for expert electrical troubleshooting.
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