Outlets and switches might be outdated in your home, to the point that they make it a bit unsafe to plug your devices and appliances in. They might also reduce the efficiency of anything that's inserted into the outlet as well. Give the friendly, knowledgeable technicians at Upstate Electrical Solutions a call and we'll have someone come out to look at your specific situation. If we find an issue, or if you already know the outlets and switches in your house are outdated and/or low-quality, we can help you replace them with more-current models that are safer and more efficient to use.
Common Electrical Problems with Your Outlets + Switches
How can you check things out yourself to see if your outlets and switches need to be rewired, repaired or replaced? As usual, the easiest way is to check for a few common signs that tell you things aren't as safe or efficient as they could be. These signs aren't always obvious to the unsuspecting homeowner, so read on to find out if you need us to give you some help.
Your electric bill seems higher than it should be: If you've got a general idea of what your home's electric bill should be, and it seems like you're being charged an arm and a leg for energy usage, it could very well be that the wiring to your outlets and switches — or the outdated or worn materials themselves — are causing your devices and appliances to run inefficiently. Call one of our professionals over, and they'll check to see if there's a problem of this sort. If there is, they'll also help you with any rewiring or outlet replacement you need to get your bills back to a reasonable rate.
You can feel heat radiating from one of your outlets: You might feel a small warmth coming from a light switch equipped with a dimmer, but you should never feel any heat coming from an electrical outlet. If you notice this happening, absolutely do not use the outlet — give us a call and we'll root out the source of the problem for you.
One of your switches or outlets stops working entirely: This is a massive inconvenience, but sometimes improper wiring or cheap material can cause an outlet or switch to temporarily stop working or go dead entirely. If this happens, you don't have much of a choice but to have the whole thing outright rewired and/or replaced. Call up one of our pros and we'll send them over to help you fix the issue.
You need electricity to access some of the most important and beloved things in your home. If you've got some problems that require repairs or replacement, give Upstate Electrical Solutions a ring and we'll send someone over that can get your system to work with quality outlets and switches.
Same-Day Priority Electrical Service
If you have an electrical emergency, call us at 864.834.9955 for Same-Day Priority Electrical Service. We are available most any time you need us.
Or to schedule an appointment please click the Service Request button below and we will promptly contact you during normal business hours. Once we receive the request for service, a licensed electrician will be dispatched in a fully-stocked service van with all the right tools to get the job done.
Our electricians are highly trained, licensed and insured, and 100% committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction with the quality of our work and our dedicated customer service.
Homeowner satisfaction is our top priority, so we won't throw any surprises when the time for payment arrives.
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- M. Chancey, Greenville, SC
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- M. Rodriquez, Greenville, SC
"Ian responded almost immediately and was there that same day. He quickly diagnosed and resolved the problem sockets and also installed a much needed outside outlet for a very reasonable price. He was prompt, courteous, and efficient. I am new to this area and needed a good, reliable electrician. I have found that with Upstate Electrical Solutions."
- Ronald R., Fitchburg, MA
"I called Upstate Electrical Solutions for a problem with my circuit breaker. Ian answered my call and tried to troubleshoot over the phone. We agreed a service call was necessary and he was at my house in about an hour. He quickly remedied the problem and made an incidental repair while he was there at no additional charge. Will definitely use this company in the future."
- Bonnie W., Greenville, SC
"Called on Monday and Ian came the next day. Discovered the problem with the power to the HVAC unit. He fixed the issue with no trouble at all. He did not charge a fee for just pulling in my driveway. What he did charge was very reasonable. I will definitely call him again for any electrical issues. I highly recommend Upstate Electrical Solutions."
- Scott S., Raleigh, NC
"Ian did a fantastic job for us - installed three ceiling fans and a floor outlet. Also, he made a great recommendation for LED under-cabinet kitchen lighting, which turned out beautiful. Just as important as the quality and competent work performed was their professionalism and dependability. Great communication, on time, as promised, completed efficiently and correctly."