When you need electrical repairs in the Minneapolis area, you need a company you can count on to do the work correctly. As a homeowner, there are many issues you can face and most electrical work should be performed by a local electrician in Minneapolis.

Upgrading your electrical service

Upgrading an electrical service is not a do-it-yourself project for homeowners. An electrical upgrade normally includes replacing the drop line from your utility provider. A 100 amp service panel cannot just be replaced with a 200 amp panel without upgrading the service drop.

Older homes in the Minneapolis area may have electric panels that no longer meet the needs of a household. When electrical appliances or equipment is added to your home, the items place a larger draw on your service.

If your circuit breakers are tripping frequently, you should call a licensed electrician in Minnetonka. The problem could be due to old, faulty breakers or a problem with the wiring in your home. To ensure your safety, these repairs should be completed by a professional.

Replacing or updating lighting fixtures

If you have light bulbs that burn out quickly, it can be a sign of a problem with the fixture. Light fixtures are a project that homeowners with some electrical experience can handle. However, if the work is not performed correctly, you could injure yourself or create a fire hazard. Harrison Electric will be happy to handle even a single light fixture update for you.

Replacing faulty switches and outlets

If you have switches that create sparks when you turn a light on or off, you may have a faulty switch or a loose connection. To reduce the potential fire hazard, you should have the switch replaced. The same problems can occur in outlets. If an outlet feels warm to the touch, do call an electrician in Minnetonka quickly. Do not use the receptacle until it has been replaced or repaired.

You may also find that you need additional outlets added to different areas in your home. The need for an outside outlet is also common if you want to install holiday lights or use an electric weed eater or string trimmer. This type of electrical upgrade requires a licensed electrician. Care must be taken to avoid overloading existing circuits and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection must be used in any outdoor or wet location.

Repairing storm damage

When down tree branches fall on your electrical service and cause a power outage, you must notify your electric company to have the power to the line shut off. Never attempt to remove branches yourself. Even if your electric has not shut off, stay away from branches or tree limbs caught in the power line. Power lines will spark and jump when they hit ground. If you become caught in the voltage, you may not be able to free yourself. The high voltage carried by downed power lines is not the type of repair a homeowner should ever attempt. Harrison Electric provides emergency services; please call us to prevent serious injuries.

Harrison Electric is located in Plymouth, MN. We have been providing professional electrical repairs in the Minneapolis and Minnetonka areas for 29 years. We can handle your repairs no matter how large or small they are. All of the work we perform will meet city code requirements. When you need an electrician in Minneapolis, choose Harrison Electric. We will provide you with the licensed and insured, professional services you need.