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Electrical Repairs in Spokane

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If you’re looking for a team of licensed, professional electricians who will ensure your electricity is running properly again, look no further! Mainstream has been serving Spokane and the surrounding areas for over two decades, and we’ve earned our name as the electrical experts you can trust.

The Mainstream Difference

Why Spokane Homeowners Choose Mainstream

Welcome to Mainstream – your one-stop solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Here’s why you should trust us with your home services:

Flexible Scheduling

We respect your time and prioritize efficient communication. We ensure minimal wait times for our technicians, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home. Expect a call before our technician arrives, giving you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly.

Transparent Pricing

No surprises, no hidden costs. Our upfront pricing provides competitive quotes tailored to your specific service requirements. You'll receive a detailed breakdown of the work involved, ensuring transparency and total peace of mind.

Expert Technicians

Our friendly, skilled technicians are experts in electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing services. With state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we guarantee precise, code-compliant work. Your home will be left spotless, reflecting our commitment to cleanliness and professionalism.

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We can handle all your electrical needs with ease and efficiency. Here are just some of our electrical services. View all of our electric services available in Spokane and Northern Idaho.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When your home generator refuses to start, it can be a source of frustration, especially when you need it most. At Mainstream, your peace of mind during power outages is our priority. Here’s a quick guide to the 10 most common reasons your generator might not be starting, and remember, our team is always here to help with any of these issues:

  1. Low Oil Level: Check and top up the oil if it’s low. Remember, generators need a level surface to accurately measure oil.
  2. Out of Gas: Ensure there’s enough fresh gasoline in the tank. Avoid using gasoline older than two months.
  3. Incorrect Choke Lever Position: Adjust the choke lever to the correct position for starting, based on whether the engine is cold or warm.
  4. Closed or Clogged Fuel Valve: Open the fuel valve to allow gas flow. Check for clogs if the problem persists.
  5. Clogged Carburetor: Old gasoline can gum up the carburetor. Clean it out or drain it if the generator has been idle for a while.
  6. Spark Plug Issues: Replace the spark plug if it’s dirty or malfunctioning to ensure a strong ignition.
  7. Faulty Low-Oil Sensor: Disconnect the sensor to check its function. It might need a reset or replacement.
  8. Dead Battery: For electric start models, recharge the battery with the pull starter or a charger if needed.
  9. Plugged-in Electronics: Unplug all devices from the generator before starting it to prevent overload.
  10. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace the air filter to ensure proper air flow for ignition.
Why Mainstream?

With decades of experience and a commitment to service excellence, Mainstream is Spokane’s trusted solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs, including generator maintenance. Our team of certified experts is ready to diagnose and fix any issue, ensuring your generator is ready whenever you need it.

Don’t let generator troubles leave you in the dark. Contact Mainstream for fast, reliable service and enjoy the confidence that comes with having a dependable power source at your fingertips.

Grounding is not just a technical detail in your home’s electrical system; it’s a vital safety feature that creates a safe path for excess electricity to be diverted into the earth. This significantly reduces the risks associated with electrical shock and fire. In the Spokane area, our team at Mainstream has been committed to enhancing the safety and efficiency of residential electrical systems since 2000. With thousands of electrical repairs completed successfully and safely, our experience speaks for itself. We’ve earned the trust of countless homeowners through our dedication to quality and safety.

Our certified professionals have the knowledge and expertise to address any concerns you might have about your home’s grounding status or other electrical issues. We understand the importance of grounding in protecting your home and family, as well as in preserving the longevity and performance of your appliances and electronic devices.

Don’t compromise on safety. Let us provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is properly grounded and your electrical system is in top condition. Contact us today to schedule an electrical safety assessment. With Mainstream, you’re choosing a partner with a proven track record of reliability and trust in the Spokane community. Ensure your home is as safe and efficient as it can be with our expert guidance and solutions.

Owning a heritage-style home in the Spokane area brings with it the charm of historical architecture but also the responsibility of maintaining its integrity, especially when it comes to electrical systems. Many older homes, particularly those built before 1950, feature outdated electrical wiring types like aluminum, copper, or the even older knob and tube wiring. While these systems were innovative in their time, they now pose safety risks and efficiency problems in the modern era.

Mainstream specializes in updating and replacing outdated electrical systems in historic homes. Understanding the importance of preserving the charm of your heritage home while ensuring its safety and functionality, we offer comprehensive electrical solutions tailored to meet modern standards without compromising the home’s historical value.

For homeowners in Spokane with vintage properties, upgrading your electrical wiring is not just a matter of convenience—it’s a crucial step toward safeguarding your home and loved ones. Our team is dedicated to providing expert electrical services, ensuring your home meets current electrical codes and standards. If your home still relies on outdated electrical systems, we encourage you to reach out for a consultation. Let us help you preserve the beauty of your heritage home while making it safe, efficient, and ready to meet the demands of modern living.

Ensuring the safety of your home’s electrical wiring is paramount to preventing potential hazards, including fires. At Mainstream, we emphasize the significance of recognizing the warning signs of faulty electrical wiring, as highlighted by the National Fire Protection Association. The alarming statistics on deaths, injuries, and property damage due to electrical failures underline the critical nature of electrical safety.

Here are expert insights on identifying and addressing electrical wiring issues:

  • Frequent Circuit Breaker Trips: A circuit breaker’s job is to protect your home by shutting off power when the system is overloaded. While occasional trips are normal, frequent occurrences indicate a deeper issue requiring professional attention.
  • Flickering, Buzzing, or Dimming Lights: These symptoms often point to outdated or damaged wiring and signal the need for an electrical upgrade by a professional.
  • Frayed or Chewed Wiring: Damage from rodents, pets, or improper DIY attempts poses serious shock and fire risks. Only a licensed electrical contractor should address such issues.
  • Discoloration, Scorching, and Smoke: Visible marks or smoke at outlet points suggest heat release from damaged wiring, necessitating immediate professional inspection.
  • Warm or Vibrating Wall Outlets: These sensations indicate malfunctioning wiring. It’s crucial to have an electrician replace any loose or damaged components.
  • Burning and Odd Odors: A burning smell near outlets or your electrical panel is a dire warning of potential fire damage, requiring urgent intervention by an electrical professional.

Don’t compromise on safety with temporary fixes or unlicensed work. Contact Mainstream for a comprehensive electrical assessment and ensure your home’s wiring is safe, efficient, and up to code. Let our team of experts provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your electrical system is in capable hands.

Whenever an outlet isn’t working, the solution tends to be simpler than you think. With GFCI outlets, the most common reason for them to stop working is they’ve been tripped – which usually means they’re doing their job. In most cases, your GFCI breaker needs to be reset.

Electrical problems can be hard to diagnose on your own, but they tend to show themselves in one form or another. Work with Mainstream Electric if you’re experiencing:

  • Burning smells coming from an appliance
  • Loud sounds coming from electrical devices
  • Fuses that seem to blow regularly
  • Slow operation of electrical appliances
  • Lights that dim with the operation of an electrical device

You can do anything you put your mind to. Like repair your home’s wiring and burn it to the ground. Actually, don’t do that, call Mainstream Electric instead.

As tempting as it may be, it is never recommended that you attempt to rewire or wire your home. There are specific codes that need to be followed to ensure the safety of your home and the integrity of the electrical equipment. At Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we can help provide trusted electrician services and offer quality workmanship at a price that you can afford.

We recommend calling a qualified electrician if:

  • You notice the lights are beginning to flicker
  • There is a surge in power when you plug in other appliances
  • Your circuit breakers are tripping or shutting off frequently
  • Your home is over 30 years old