General Residential Electrical Repair

When it comes to your home’s electrical problems, you want the most experienced electrician in Mint Hill, NC, on the job. You also need a trusted expert who cares about the safety of you and your family. 

At GB Electrical Services, you’ll find just that. Our team of professionals takes pride in their work and ensures every job is done right. That way, you never have to worry about workmanship when we leave your home.

Our Services

GB Electrical Services provides a wide range of electrical services in the Mint Hill, NC, area. If you need any of the following, give us a call!

Professional Lighting Repair

Lighting technology has changed exponentially over the past two decades. Bulbs, fixtures, and outlets come in all shapes and sizes, and many have wireless capabilities. 

Whether you’re looking to repair an older fixture or install a new one, we can help. There are three main types of lighting in your home:

  • Indoor and outdoor ambient lighting (e.g., chandeliers, outdoor wall sconces)
  • Task lighting (e.g., pendant lights, undercabinet lights)
  • Accent lighting (e.g., track lights, wall-mounted fixtures)

When you’re looking for a professional in lighting repair or installation, it’s important to find someone trained to recommend and install all types of lighting. Why? Well, each has a purpose and reacts slightly differently to electrical surges, faulty wiring, and other electrical issues. 

Contact an expert at GB Electrical Services, and we’ll send someone who knows how all your light fixtures work and how to repair your wiring when things go wrong!

Home Rewiring

The wiring in your home is like the veins in your body. Wires send vital power throughout nearly every household in the country and keep everything working as intended. However, it’s life. Things go wrong. You may start seeing light bulb burnout, flickering lights, and other signs of wiring problems. But don’t worry! You have GB Electrical Services at your side when they do. 

Wiring problems often result from age, rodents, new construction, or poor power distribution. Most often, wiring issues occur after years of wear and tear.

However, wiring problems aren’t always necessarily due to damage within your system. As technology improves, so does the need for more power. 

Every electrical device in your home requires power. However, depending on your home’s age, your wiring may not be up to the task. Adding new outlets, so you can remove unsafe power cords or upgrading your electrical panel are a few things that may help. If you think your panel’s sufficient for your power demand, but it’s broken, call us for electric panel repair!

If you have an older home, then it may be time to rewire parts (or all) of the rooms. Our professionals can help you decide where you need the most power in your home and the best route to meet those goals.

Electrical Outlet Repair and Installation

Electrical outlets are the unsung heroes of our households. They just sit there waiting to be used. They are easily ignored and expected to always work when they’re needed. And today, outlet designs are more diverse to meet technology demands.

Common outlets found in today’s home include:

  • GFCI outlets
  • AFCI outlets
  • 20A outlets
  • USB outlets
  • Smart outlets
  • Floor outlets
  • Specialty outlets

Some of these setups are required by law if the outlet in question is close to a water source (e.g., GFCI outlets), while others are present to meet technological demands (e.g., smart outlets).

If your outlet emits a burning smell or is extremely hot to the touch, give us a call right away. These smells and signs indicate something’s wrong with your outlet. If you don’t take care of the problem right away, you increase the risk of fire, electrocution, and device damage.

Contact GB Electrical Services to look at your outlets and provide the right solutions for your home. They will make sure everything is up to code so that you can provide the safest environment for you and your family.

Electrical Panel Repair

Electrical panels are the heart of your home, distributing power where it’s needed. When it works properly, your panel provides a safe avenue for electricity to flow. However, it can damage appliances and put your family at risk when it’s broken or malfunctioning.

Many homeowners may just need circuit breaker repair services. However, if you’re upgrading your home, adding power-hungry appliances, or suffer from frequent breaker trips, then you may need to upgrade your electrical panel.

You should get your electrical panels inspected every couple of years to ensure there aren’t any faults in the wiring. If your home is 25 years or older, you may want to consider upgrading your electrical panel to handle the load of today’s appliances.

We have the expertise to repair, upgrade, or install electrical panels. Our professionals are proficient in every home’s electrical needs and are committed to providing you with the best possible service.

Whole-House Surge Protector Installation

Lightning storms are not uncommon in Mint Hill, NC, and those power strips in your home won’t protect you against a lightning strike. There is a difference between a power strip and a surge protector. Power strips only give you more outlets to plug devices into, while a surge protector trips a breaker if too much electricity enters the circuit.

In-home surge protectors can handle large electrical spikes. They can’t handle a close lightning strike or surges on your utility company’s grid. When an extreme voltage enters your home, the wiring will fry. Even if the surge protector plugged into your wall trips, the high voltage could still jump across the broken circuit as it follows the path of least resistance.

There are two main types of whole-house surge protectors, and although they serve the same purpose, our experts know the best choice for your individual needs.

Type 1

Type 1 whole-house surge protectors are installed between the external utility cable and the main electrical panel. These devices stop the current before it reaches the breaker panel.

Type 2

Type 2 protectors are located in the electrical panel close to the ground wire so that the excess voltage will follow the path of least resistance into the ground.

Even a whole-house surge protector is not 100% effective, so your in-house surge protectors can remain and act as a secondary defense against high voltages.

EV Charger Installation

You’ve purchased an electric vehicle, and now you need (or want) an EV charger in your garage. Do you have enough power to charge it? Will it create a draw on your electrical panel? 

Most modern electrical panels can handle the extra draw of an EV charger, but some homeowners prefer to add a second electrical panel in the garage. A secondary panel ensures enough power for the EV charger and provides additional power for a second car, tools, and other electrical devices.

Our professional electricians can help you determine your power needs. Once you’ve chosen a device, we can upgrade your current panel, install a secondary panel, or install the wiring to the garage.

Generator Installation

Generators provide power during storm season. Whether it’s a portable generator or a backup generator, our professionals can install, repair, and maintain it.

Generators are essential during blackouts. Besides creating a comfortable atmosphere for your family, they give you the ability to watch the news and keep up to date on current storm conditions.

Generators come in many sizes, and our experts can help you learn the right size for your home. We’ll determine which appliances and comforts you require during a power outage and let you know how long each generator size will last under those conditions. This way, you can pick the perfect generator for your home.

Hot Tub and Pool Installation

Mint Hill, NC, is home to some of the most beautiful summers, and there is no better way to enjoy it than in a hot tub or pool. Installing either of these takes careful electrical work and should only be performed by an experienced electrician.

Hot tubs and pools require electricity to run properly. And, of course, you must work with electricity and water very carefully. When installing your pool or hot tub, we may need to dig trenches to inspect the ground and lay the wire, including calling 811 to check for old wiring.

GB Electrical Services will be happy to talk to you about the requirements necessary for installing a hot tub or pool. Permits may be necessary, and in many cases, your yard will have to be fenced to provide privacy and safety for you and your neighbors.

Smoke Alarm Installation

Installing a smoke alarm may seem like an easy task, but several requirements must be met to ensure your device is up to code. For example, there should be smoke alarms on every floor of your home. There are also different types of detectors, such as photoelectric and carbon monoxide detectors.

Our professionals can take you through your home and explain the critical areas for smoke alarms to help you create a safe environment for your family.

If your smoke alarms are already installed but not working correctly, call us. We can look at your current devices and their placement to verify they are in working order and optimized for peak performance.

Finding an Electrician Near Me in Mint Hill, NC

GB Electrical Services has provided excellent services to the Mint Hill, NC, community for nearly two decades. We work hard to provide excellent customer service and create a company we can be proud of. All of our experts get hired with you, the residents of Mint Hill, in mind.

Contact GB Electrical Services for all of your electrical needs. You won’t regret it!