How To Fix Garage Electric
As native Chicagoans, Arnold Electric has helped thousands of homeowners across Chicagoland, and every spring we get more calls about one particular problem than anything else:
The Dang Garage Won’t Open!
If your garage loses power, just know it’s not performance anxiety. It happens to the best of us! After months of freezing, thawing, more freezing and more thawing, damage to a garage’s electrical connection is fairly common. But thankfully it’s usually a pretty straightforward solution.
What To Do If Your Garage Is Stuck
The first step is to call an electrician (that’s where we come in). Any home electrician visit, even if you don’t choose Arnold Electric, should start with a complete assessment of the property.
That’s why we perform a 32-point maintenance and safety diagnostic every time. After all, even the best doctor can’t cure anything without a checkup first!
Our first step in getting your garage door up (and down) and running is to determine how your garage is powered. In Illinois, that likely means either:
Underground Direct Buried Cable
- Affordable one-time installation
- Costly repair
- Costly one-time installation
- Quick, same-day repair
But no matter how your garage receives power, Arnold electric is 100% prepared to repair or upgrade your system. Our professional recommendation will always be to install underground conduit – not only does it make repairs faster, it can easily be adapted for anything from adding an electric car charging station or even welding outlets for more power.
Garage Electric Installation
Installing an underground conduit means digging a small (6” or smaller) trench through your yard, leaving a narrow strip that can easily be filled with a small bag of grass seed. The process is relatively quick and won’t put your yard or your garage out of commission for long at all. In most cases, replacing the wire in an existing underground conduit can be done the same day as the assessment!
Get In Touch With A Local Electrician
As the sun comes back and the boys start hitting the diamond on both sides of town, please feel free to call us with any issues you may have, whether it’s your garage or otherwise, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (773) 378-9690 and mention this blog for a discount off your estimate!
About Arnold Electrical Services
Arnold Electrical Services has offered the highest standard of home electricians in Chicagoland since 2008. We specialize in Chicago’s Old Home Electrical Experts – meaning we don’t do mansions, custom homes, smart homes, new builds, or commercial work. We work on old homes for new (and old) owners alike. And as an added comfort, all of our projects are covered by a 5-year warranty and our Safe Job Guarantee with genuine, no hassle, honest service.