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An electrical service call is a visit from a licensed electrician to diagnose and repair an electrical problem in your home or building. Some common reasons for an electrical service call include:

  • Power outages: If you have lost power in your home or building, a service call can help identify the cause
    of the outage and restore power.
  • Electrical faults: Faulty wiring, malfunctioning outlets or switches, and other electrical issues can be
    diagnosed and repaired during a service call.
  • Electrical inspections: If you are buying or selling a home or building, a service call can provide an
    electrical inspection to identify any potential issues with the electrical system.

During an electrical service call, the electrician will typically inspect the electrical system and use specialized equipment to diagnose any problems. They will then provide you with an estimate for the
cost of repairs and, if you agree to the estimate, proceed with the repairs. It is important to only hire licensed electricians for electrical service calls to ensure that the work is performed safely and up to

If you are experiencing an electrical issue in your home or building, it is recommended that you contact Sims & Sons to schedule an electrical service call. Trying to fix the issue yourself can be dangerous and
may result in further damage to the electrical system or even injury.

We take pride in our effort to contribute towards creating a safe, functional, and technologically advanced environment for homeowners. We can walk you through the process from start to finish and help you complete your project! 

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During an electrical service call, our electrician will arrive at the scheduled time and perform various tasks, including:

  1. Inspection and troubleshooting: Our electrician will examine the electrical system, wiring, fixtures, and components to identify the cause of the issue or determine the scope of the requested electrical work.
  2. Diagnosis and repair: Based on the inspection, our electrician will diagnose the problem and proceed with the necessary repairs or replacements to address the issue. This can include fixing faulty wiring, replacing damaged outlets or switches, repairing circuit breakers, or resolving other electrical malfunctions.
  3. Maintenance or installation: In addition to repairs, an electrical service call may also involve routine maintenance tasks or the installation of new electrical components, fixtures, or systems.

Some common signs that indicate the need for electrical repairs include:

  • Frequent tripping of circuit breakers or blown fuses.
  • Flickering or dimming lights.
  • Outlets or switches that are warm to the touch.
  • Burning smells or sparks coming from outlets or switches.
  • Electrical appliances or devices not working properly.
  • Buzzing or crackling sounds from electrical fixtures. If you experience any of these issues or suspect electrical problems, it is important to contact a licensed electrician for a thorough inspection and necessary repairs.

The cost of electrical repairs can vary depending on the nature and extent of the problem, the required materials, and the labor involved. It is best to contact our electricians to assess the specific issue and provide a detailed estimate for the repair. They will evaluate the scope of work, identify any necessary parts or components, and provide a breakdown of the associated costs. Remember that it is important to prioritize safety and quality when it comes to electrical repairs, and choosing a reputable electrician over focusing solely on cost can ensure the job is done right.

It is recommended to review your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider to understand the coverage for electrical repairs. In some cases, insurance policies may cover electrical repairs if they are related to specific incidents, such as damage from a fire or natural disaster. However, coverage may vary, and it is best to consult with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for electrical repairs in your specific situation.

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Scott T.Scott T. ★★★★★ Had an ancient outdoor hose faucet replaced by Sims and Sons Plumbing and they were very responsive and easy to schedule with. Most follow up and scheduling communication was done with the phone line over text message, which was very convenient and organized. The price was reasonable and they stood behind their work as there was a problem initially with the replacement faucet which they quickly resolved with no hassle. Everyone who came to my home was very professional and on time.Nicholas N.Nicholas N. ★★★★★ Highly recommend Darrell and Sims & Sons. They provide high quality electrical work at a fair price and you can feel confident that they are not overselling you on what needs to be done. They are very responsive and professional, arriving on time and being respectful of your home.Darrell came out to assess an electrical problem in my bathroom and diagnosed the problem right away, fixing it 30 mins later during the same visit, on the same day. Other electricians who I had contacted had advised that more work was needed on a separate appointment and at a higher cost.Needless to say, I will be recommending Sims & Sons to neighbors, friends and family in their service area.Response from the ownerThank you for this review, We look forward to helping you again in the future! We pride ourself on being honest good tradesmen and practice helping our clients to the fullest of our ability see you next time around. Ilsa F.Ilsa F. ★★★★★ Darryl did a great job installing a new light fixture for us. We must have spent 3 hours ourselves trying to do it and it took him like 20 mins lol. It looks great and he was very courteous and helpful. I also appreciated how the company scheduled appointments via text.Katherine M.Katherine M. ★★★★★ Great response time, they sent someone out within the hour to deal with an electrical issue! Exceptional client service!!Enis P.Enis P. ★★★★★ Best there is. top notch work, the employees are super responsive and helpful.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ Darrell and his team were professional and provided excellent service related to an appliance installation with involved electrical work.Prices were reasonable.I highly recommend this company.We already have our next project in mind for them.Frank Yepez C.Frank Yepez C. ★★★★★ The power in our unit went out unexpectedly on a Sunday, once we figured out that the outage was limited to us, we called Sims & Sons. They gave us an estimate over the phone and came out. They gave us an ETA once they were close to our place. They diagnosed the problem in no time and were able to restore power quickly. We will be calling them again to solve other electrical issues as they arise.Response from the ownerThank you, we where happy to help! We take pride in servicing our clients 24/7 for emergencies. We are always here for you no matter when. We look forward to helping again! On behalf of the Sims & Sons family thank you Frank anthony G.anthony G. ★★★★★ Awesome work and much quicker than anticipated. Darrell from Sims and Sons Electric came out with an honest quote and completed work within days. Had other companies come for an estimate and said ceilings were too high to even do work, no problem for Darrell. These guys delivered and it's really appreciated.Robert M.Robert M. ★★★★★ These guys are great. We had an issue with the house to where power was going in and out randomly, particularly in rough weather and they noticed that comed...Jeff O.Jeff O. ★★★★★ We used Sims to install five ceiling lights, new undercabinet lighting, a new ceiling fan, a new wall outlet, repair switches, and several other tasks for our home. Andy and Slobo did the work and they were excellent. They communicated very well and checked often to make sure they were meeting our needs. They were very responsive and good problem-solvers throughout. We will definitely use Sims again!Braden R.Braden R. ★★★★★ Sims & Sons did a great job at my new condo. We noticed some electrical issues and reached out to Sims and Sons. Andy promptly came out to look at the space and provide a fix for the electrical issues and a quote for my upgrade project. Andy developed a couple potential plans for accomplishing what I needed (running wire from an existing point to power a new outlet and moving a switch from outside a room to inside a room). When they came back out to perform the work, they quickly executed the solution I determined best (smart switch and desired receptacle location). Great work, highly recommend!Daniel O.Daniel O. ★★★★★ If you're looking for honest tradespeople, look no further. Darrell came out to give us a second estimate and immediately found an unattached wire from the previous electrician who came out. When he attached it to the breaker box our issue was resolved immediately. The ability to diagnose problems and communicate what's going on to a layperson in simple terms is something I appreciate and is another reason I'm never going with anyone else.js_loader
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