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Electrician in Peoria, IL

Electrical Repair, Parts, & Service

 

MSI has worked alongside several homes and businesses in Peoria IL, and our goal is to continue providing quality work to this community. Whether you're in need of emergency service, routine repair, or new construction, our team of expert electricians is ready to help. Click the buttons below to get started.

 

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What Can An Electrician Do?

Our staff works on both residential and commercial sites. Our electricians install and maintain all of the electrical and power systems for Peoria homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment, as well as install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories.

 

Our job starts with the blueprints. We'll need to know the locations of circuits, outlets, load centers, panel boards, and other equipment. After determining where all the wires and components will go, electricians install and connect the wires to circuit breakers, transformers, outlets, or other components and systems.

 

When installing wiring, our electricians use handtools such as conduit benders, screwdrivers, pliers, knives, hacksaws, and wire strippers, as well as power tools such as drills and saws. We also employ ammeters, ohmmeters, voltmeters, harmonics testers, and other equipment to test connections and ensure the compatibility and safety of components.

 

They may rewire a home and replace an old fuse box with a new circuit breaker box to accommodate additional appliances, or they may install new lighting and other electric household items, such as ceiling fans. Electricians can also install cable outlets, phone lines, and in some cases solar panels.

 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Electrician?

 

Our electricians charge per hour, and the cost is based on a few different factors: scope of work, resources needed, and travel time required for the job, among other things. Our rate reflects our work's quality, equipment, and experience. Some firms charge a higher rate for the first hour, some charge a flat “trip charge,” some charge a minimum for each visit, and some simply compensate for travel time by charging a higher hourly rate.

 

We do recommend that clients have our electrician perform several installations or projects while on site, which will be beneficial for both of us. Most likely, it will mean a lower rate for you, and it will mean less time traveling back and forth for us. While you wait, look for faulty switches and dysfunctional or crowded outlets. When our electrician comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once.
 

You can also reduce cost by switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent ones. While this may not cut down on the bill from your electrician in Peoria IL, you can substantially reduce energy consumption in your home. Motion detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while at the same time providing very cost-effective security to your home.

 

Things that may increase cost but are good investments:

• Installing child-proofing on all plugs and outlets.

• Requiring electrician to also install decorative switch plates during any installations or upgrades,

• Updating switches while electrician is in the home. A set of three-way switches includes wiring, two switches, and a box at a cost of $70.

• Upgrading two-prong outlets to modern, grounded three-prong variants.

• Expanding a single outlet into a duplex receptacle as this can reduce the cost of the project while also increasing the number of outlets to which the owner will have access.

 

 

Signs You Should Hire An Electrician in Peoria IL

 

1. Repeated tripping of breaker or frequent blowing of fuses - You may have replaced the fuse the last time it was blown or reset the breaker the last time it was tripped, but when these happen frequently, they could be a sign of a deeper electrical problem in a circuit. Contact your electrician immediately.

 

2. Flickering o frequent dimming/brightening lights - Lights that behave like so indicate current fluctuation and a misconfigured electrical system. It is also possible that the line may require cleaning or that a wiring problem persists.

 

3. Overloading through octopus plugs - When you find yourself using too many octopus plugs for your appliances, you may be using more plugs than your home circuit can originally handle. You may need additional circuits to carry the extra load, and an electrician can help you design one. Failing to do so can pose a dangerous fire risk to your home.

 

4. Rusting or wear becoming visible - If you begin to notice rust, moisture, or wear in your home's main service panel, then similar metals such as wires can be experiencing the same problem. Deterioration at the panel threatens the main wiring connections within, thus creating similar problems throughout your electrical system.

 

5. Warm electrical components - Switches and panels that feel warmer to the touch than usual can indicate a failed component or overvoltage or current. Excessive heat can also indicate stray energy and inefficiency in appliances such as air conditioners or refrigerators. Call an electrician to address these types of issues.

 

6. Poor wiring - If you have too many wires sprawling across the floor, stapled across walls and ceilings, or running under the carpet, then you create hazards posing great risk to your occupants. An electrical redesign is needed, and an electrician is the best professional to help you.


7. Old kitchens and baths - Wet areas in a home have the more critical parts of an electrical system. They require code-compliant elements that protect against residual moisture. Old kitchens and baths should be checked by a qualified electrician to determine areas for improvement to avoid accidents such as unintentional electrical shocks.

 

MSI

7800 N Pioneer Ct, Peoria, IL 61615

(309) 693-4222