Ken Stapley, Owner KJS Electric
"Please remember: Electrical Work that is not completed to code, and then inspected, can result in your insurance not covering damages."
When is it time to call an electrician?
When you are resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often. When you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room. When your lights flicker or go on and off. When you can smell electricity burning. When you have six electronic devices going into one outlet in back of your electronics center. When you have receptacle outlets overburdened by multi-plug strips. When a three-prong plug needs a two-prong adapter. If you have to run extension cords to plug in electrical devices.
I am a do it yourself kind of person. Can you help me with my wiring?
Yes, however, ESA rules make it more difficult these days, but in the end it is all about safety. Permits are required for most electrical work. Therefore we can work with you under our permit. We can also give you directions and allow you to do the work.
Are the products you sell competitive with Big Box stores?
On some items I can not compete and will tell you where to buy. On many others, I can actually beat their price. Sometimes their products are of lower quality and I will advise you accordingly.
What is payment policy?
We accept Cash or Cheque or E-Debit as methods of payment. Large jobs require a down payment for the materials.
How do I reset my breakers?
Turn the breaker completely off and then completely on. Some breakers will look like they are not tripped, but could be in the neutral stage, which still does not allow them to function as if they were completely on. A way to help determine this, is to turn every breaker completely off and then on.
What is a surge protector and should I get one?
Surges are created by lightning or from the local power station. Sometimes, a surge of electricity can flood out to the residents from the power station. A surge protector helps to protect your electrical devices from a power surge. Usually, surge protectors are used for electronic devices such as computers and flat screen televisions. If you appreciate your electronic devices and want them to perform efficiently without having to worry about replacing them, you may want to consider protecting your devices with a surge protector.
Why is a breaker in my panel hot to touch?
This overheating is a serious defect and could cause arcing in the breaker. It should be immediately replaced.
What does it mean when my fluorescent lights are flickering or cycling on and off?
Flickering may indicate impending bulb failure, minor power fluctuation, and/or improperly installed bulbs. Cycling on and off is usually a clear indication of ballast and/or bulb failure. It is recommended when replacing ballast to replace bulbs as well.