When your Mainstream electrician arrives at your home, they will first explain all of your options before starting repairs, that way you can make an informed decision before we start a thing.
Here’s What You Can Expect from a Visit from the Mainstream Team
Upfront pricing: you’ll never pay more than you’re quoted
Expert advice from licensed and certified technicians
We'll only sell you what you need to get the job done right
We stock enough parts in our trucks to handle the majority of repairs on the spot
We offer flexible scheduling, ask about same-day service!
Check out why your neighbors trust us to get the job done right
Very personable and patient!Both technicians that came to our home were great! They were very personable, and very patient. My mother in-law has a hard time with her English, as it is her second language, but they were both very patient with her, and made sure she understood everything that needed to be done. On their customer service alone I would recommend this company. We live in an old 1980's trailer which made it hard to find parts needed to fix our heating system, but they did all the research they could to try and find the parts needed. I am so glad I decided to call Mainstream Electric and will continue to use their services in the future.
RespectfulCody was respectful, personable, courteous, answered all our questions we had during his visit, knowledgeable. Cody helped us get in touch of the appropriate people, to finance the work that our home needs. He helped get the work scheduled so that we wont need to wait longer to get the work taken care of.
Highly RecommendThe entire team was very responsive and nice. Handled scheduling quickly. Process was clearly outlined at multiple points in the job to ensure expectations were being met. Took 48 hours from time I reached out to complete issue resolution. Highly recommend
KudosJaymin was very professional and friendly. Was knowledgeable and got right down to business. Did a great job! He deserves a KUDOS!! 👍 Daryl was also very professional and friendly. He was knowledgeable and explained the problem very clearly. He's also a good salesman! KUDOS to him, as well!! 👍
What's the Difference Between GFCI & AFCI Outlets?
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
GFCI outlets are most common in rooms with plumbing, like bathroom or kitchen sinks., These outlets are designed to protect people from severe electric shocks.
Ground faults are an abnormal, unintentional electrical path that directs current into the ground. Ground faults happen when an electrical current escapes a home’s insulated wires as a result of damaged wires. A GFCI outlet detects the flow of a home’s electrical currents through the wiring and senses the presence of a ground fault. If ground faults are found, the GFCI outlet shuts off the flow of electricity to prevent a person from receiving a potentially fatal shock.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)
AFCI outlets are designed to protect your home from fires caused by arcing faults. Arcing faults occur when loose wire connections or corrosion on your wires lead to sparks or arcing, which often leads to electrical fires. AFCIs detect these arcs on the circuit and respond by cutting off electricity.
Whether you need a GFCI or AFCI outlet installed, our experts can help. Call Mainstream today!
When Should I Replace My Home’s Electrical Outlets?
If your electrical outlets are no longer able to hold the prongs of a plug, or are providing inconsistent power, it’s time to call an electrician to come fix or replace them. Broken outlets can cause serious shock and fire hazards, and should be inspected at the first sign of damage. Some signs to look for include:
When an outlet’s cover plates become cracked, some of its wires can become exposed, which presents a shock risk and fire hazard. When this happens, do not use the outlet until it can be replaced.
Sparks & Smoke
If an outlet emits sparks or smokes when an appliance is plugged into it, something is wrong. There is a good chance the outlet was exposed to water or short circuited.
When an outlet’s cover plates become cracked, its wires can become exposed, which presents a shock risk and fire hazard. When this happens, it’s best to shut off power to the outlet, or at the very least avoid using it until it can be replaced.
Cracked Outlet Plates
Signs of discoloration indicate overheating, which is a serious problem.
If your outlets and switches display any of these signs, call Mainstream ASAP. You shouldn’t try to repair or replace a thing without the help of a licensed electrician.
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With fast, courteous, expert plumbers and upfront pricing, Mainstream guarantees customer satisfaction on all services we provide.