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Nine Signs it’s Time to Update Your Electrical System

February 10, 2023 | Blog

Do you and your family reside in an old home in Chicago? Have you begun to notice more electrical issues than normal in your household?

Here at Arnold Electrical Services, our family-owned and operated company is full of electrical experts who can help you navigate any electrical problem with ease! Our technicians are licensed and have years of experience, so you can rest assured we won’t be cutting corners when we step through your door! If you’re looking for a company that prioritizes efficiency and safety, Arnold Electrical Services is the place for you!

Read on for more info on our high-quality electrical services, or chat with one of our friendly team members at any time!

How Will I Know If My System Is Outdated?

Interested in learning some tips and tricks when it comes to evaluating the integrity of your electrical systems? Some of the biggest red flags you should watch out for are:

  • Heat is emanating from your outlets or melting the plastic.
  • You take frequent trips to the breaker box to reboot your system.
  • Your lights seem dimmer or duller than usual.
  • Surge protectors and extension cords are all over your house.

Here at Arnold Electrical Services, we value you and your family’s safety. We advise all our clients to seek professional help as soon as they notice electrical hazards. Though electricity is a useful tool, it can be deadly for small children and adults alike, so don’t hesitate to give us a call as soon as you notice issues!

Common Electrical Problems That Need Fixing

Wondering what kinds of problems you may face when your electrical system is malfunctioning? Here are some of the most common electrical problems in older households:

  • Corroded wiring which can lead to house fires
  • Flickering lights from faulty wires
  • Malfunctioning outlets
  • Outdated wiring that is covered with aluminum, cloth or other unsafe materials
  • Scorched areas around light sockets or burn marks around outlets

If your home is one of the older ones on the block and you’re noticing some of these signs, our technicians are ready and eager to assist you!

How Arnold Electric Services Can Help!

Here at Arnold Electrical Services, we’re dedicated to your health, safety, and peace of mind. Our staff members are pros at fixing breakers that trip too often and replacing worn-out wiring. We can also repair flickering lights, replace light fixtures and electric meters, restore LED retrofits and so much more! We’re committed to the safety and well-being of you, your family and your community, so you can always rely on us to show up when you need us most. No matter how big or small the job is, you can depend on us to get it done right the first time!

Contact Us For Your Electrical Updates Today!

Are you ready to enjoy some relief from the electrical issues that have been plaguing old homes in Chicago? Arnold Electrical Services is here to help! We can do same-day repairs quickly and efficiently so that your electrical system is functioning at peak performance all day, every day. Feel free to contact us through our website by setting up an appointment, or give us a call today!

Why Choose Arnold Electrical?

Reliable Service
We believe in providing premium electrical services, all backed by our 5 year parts and labor warranty
Upfront Flat Rate Pricing
Emergency calls and regular service calls are performed on a flat rate. No surprises!
Quality Products
Safety is our mission. We only purchase the highest quality materials from trusted suppliers.

What Our Clients Say

Quick To Respond

Jeff M. and Derek H. were amazing! If ever you need any type of electrical work done in your home this is the company you can trust. Their knowledge and work shows how dedicated they are to getting the job done the right way. They really know their stuff and it shows! Not only are they quick to respond but they will get the job done the right way and it is backed by their guarantee. I am amazed! Thank you Arnold Electrical! 🙂

Lizette F.

Realtor Approved

The staff at Arnold Electric Service were on time for our appointment to assess the electrical needs of my client’s condominium and were very professional and thorough in doing so. Most appreciated was the fact that their staff electrician was absolutely honest with me about his ability to provide further services. I will most definitely refer this wonderful company to those needing their services going forward

Jane C.

Simply the Best

They are the best.

Tunya K.

Would Definitely Recommend This Company

First time using Arnold. Derek arrived early (after confirming it was ok) and was very professional. He fixed the problem and offered some recommendations. I appreciated that he wore a mask. Would definitely recommend this company.

Colleen M.

Easy To Work With

The staff is fantastic they have an attitude of “we can do that” “we can get it done”. The coordinator Mary is superb she is knowledgeable, a great listener, she is a winner, easy to work with. AES is one Chicago’s best businesses. A loyal customer

Cal W.

Courteous and Knowledgeable

The techs were on time, courteous and knowledgeable. They explained the issues they saw and recommended several pricing options. We plan on using this company again.

Stephen B.

Reliable & Professional

This company was great to work with. They arrived on time and worked tirelessly to get the job done ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend their service to anyone in need of electrical work.

Kristen N.