Chicago Electrical Breaker Experts

Are you tripping breakers and don’t know why?

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A tripping breaker could mean more than an overloaded circuit. It could also mean your house might need to be rewired. Arnold Electric and our licensed and trained technicians can help you navigate through the differences between what a tripped breaker means for you. Often times an old fuse panel might have been switched out to a breaker panel. Now just because the breakers replaced fuses does not mean that breaker won’t trip like the fuses used to blow. For example, If you can’t run the hairdryer and the vacuum or the toaster and the microwave at the same time without a blowing a fuse you will have the same issue with breakers tripping. One needs to consider rewiring and adding the appropriate amount of circuits per code when changing to circuit breakers. A basic kitchen, for example, takes 7 – 20 amp circuits per today’s Chicago code standards. Sometimes a tripping breaker can be what leads to the discovery of old cloth covered wire. What happens is the cloth insulation deteriorates and exposes the bare wire thus causing tripping breakers. Cloth covered wire is an immediate need for a whole house rewire. Now there could also just be an overloaded circuit as well and this is the first thing our licensed technician will test while on site. If any of this sounds familiar give is a call today.

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Signs You Might Need A Rewire

We specialize in maintaining and repairing existing electrical systems in a home or business.
Here are some common problems that can lead to safety concerns.

  • Flickering Lights
  • Tripping Breakers
  • Blown Fuse
  • Cords Falling Out of Outlets
  • Mystery Switch
  • Ceiling Fans, Even in High Ceilings
  • Smoke Detectors
  • LED Lighting
  • USB Charging Outlets
  • Chandeliers, Even in High Ceilings)
  • Security Lighting
  • Smart Switches/Internet/App Controlled Switches
  • Flat TV outlets and installs

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About Our Pricing

Our estimates are individualized for each customer. We schedule an appointment and offer a free estimate. All final estimates follow a full site review, walk-through or blueprint review — with the exception of service work. As long as general pricing is understood and agreed upon we can set a good time to start working. Email estimates for pending real estate transactions (attorney review) will carry a small charge that will be rebated should you move forward with the work. All emergency calls and service work is performed on a flat rate. Pro Plus Members receive a discount.

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Jack is not the typical Chicago electrician. He was patient and answered all my questions. His electrical knowledge was helpful in diagnosing real problems the electric services. Everything is okay for now, and we plan on doing a complete remodel soon. 

Brian Kasallis

Jack’s team came in and did a complete home inspection and repaired a light above my wife’s sink. My marriage has been saved now that the light is fixed. Very fair pricing and excellent work!

Douglas Sheehan

Helpful and will get back you in a timely manner. They may not be the cheapest but they know their stuff and are willing to work with you and that is more important than price

Joshua Cruz

Very easy to work with, excellent work on jobs big (new underground line to detached garage) and small (changing interior fixture

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