Adams Electric

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide you with reliable and professional electrical solutions tailored to your needs.

Lights flickering can be caused by various factors, including loose electrical connections, faulty light fixtures, voltage fluctuations, or an overloaded electrical circuit. It is essential to address this issue quickly as it may indicate an underlying electrical problem.

If your circuit breaker keeps tripping, it's an indication of an electrical issue that needs to be addressed. Follow these steps:

  1. Identify the cause: Determine which appliance or area of your home is causing the circuit to trip.
  2. Reset the breaker: Locate the tripped breaker in the electrical panel and switch it fully to the "Off".
  3. Avoid overloading the circuit: Circuit breakers trip to prevent electrical overloads.
  4. Call a professional: If the circuit breaker continues to trip after following these steps, it's best to consult a licensed electrician.


Remember, electrical issues should be handled by professionals to avoid potential hazards. Our team of experienced electricians is ready to assist you in diagnosing and resolving circuit breaker tripping.

It is recommended to have your electrical panel inspected by a professional electrician at least once every 5 years. However, certain factors may necessitate more frequent inspections. If you live in an older home with outdated electrical components, have experienced recurring electrical issues, more frequent inspections may be necessary. Contact our team of expert electricians to schedule a professional inspection and ensure the optimal performance.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are designed to protect against electrical shock hazards, particularly in areas where water is present. The primary purpose of GFCI outlets is to quickly detect imbalances in electrical current flow and shut off the power to prevent potential shocks. It's always recommended to consult a professional electrician for proper installation.

There are several signs that may indicate the need for rewiring in your home:

  1. Age of the electrical system.
  2. Frequently blown fuses or tripped breakers.
  3. Flickering or dimming lights.
  4. Burning smells or discolored outlets.
  5. Outdated or unsafe electrical components.
  6. Lack of grounded outlets.


If you experience any of these issues or have concerns about the condition of your home's wiring, it is best to consult a licensed electrician. Contact us!

  1. Frequent tripping of circuit breakers or blowing of fuses
  2. Flickering or dimming lights
  3. Overheating outlets or switches
  4. Discolored or charred outlets or switches
  5. Outlets without grounding
  6. Lack of electrical outlets
  7. Knob-and-tube or aluminum wiring


If you notice any of these signs, it is advisable to consult a licensed electrician for a thorough inspection of your electrical system.

Yes, it is necessary to ground all electrical outlets in your home for safety reasons. Grounding helps protect against electrical shocks and prevents electrical fires. Grounding provides a safe path for excess electrical energy to be directed into the ground, rather than through you or your electrical devices. It is especially crucial in areas where water is present, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and outdoor spaces.

Installing a whole-house surge protector offers several benefits for your home and electrical system:

  1. Protects against power surges
  2. Increases device lifespan
  3. Provides comprehensive protection
  4. Easy installation

Investing in a whole-house surge protector is a proactive measure to safeguard your home's electrical system and valuable electronics. It offers comprehensive protection, increases the lifespan of your devices, and provides peace of mind against unforeseen power surges. Consult Adams Electric to discuss the installation of a whole-house surge protector.

Power outages in a home can occur due to various reasons, including:

  1. Weather-related events
  2. Equipment failure
  3. Tripped circuit breakers
  4. Grid or utility issues
  5. Accidental damage
  6. Animals or wildlife

If you experience a power outage, check with your neighbors to determine if it's a localized issue or contact your local utility company to report the outage and get updates on restoration efforts.

Yes, we provide comprehensive outdoor lighting services for your landscape and backyard. Our expert team specializes in designing and installing outdoor lighting solutions that enhance the beauty, functionality, and security of your outdoor spaces. Whether you want to highlight specific features, create a warm ambiance, or ensure proper illumination for pathways and gathering areas, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life. Our services include the installation of landscape lighting, accent lighting, pathway lighting, deck and patio lighting, and much more.

Yes, we provide electrical services for bedroom ceiling fans. Our skilled electricians are experienced in installing, replacing, and repairing ceiling fans in residential spaces. Our services include wiring, mounting, and connecting the fan to ensure safe and efficient operation. We can also assist with integrating the fan with existing lighting fixtures or switches, as well as adding remote control functionality for convenience. Contact us to schedule an estimate!

Certainly! We are equipped to assist you with the re-wiring of your entertainment center, including mounted TVs and speakers. Our skilled electricians have experience in handling complex wiring setups and ensuring a clean and organized installation. We can help with rerouting cables, hiding wires, and providing proper power connections to create a clutter-free and professional-looking setup. Contact us to discuss your requirements, and our team will work with you to create a seamless & well-wired entertainment center.

Yes, we offer recessed lighting installation services for basement finishing projects. Our skilled electricians have experience in installing recessed lighting fixtures in various spaces, including basements. Our team will work with you to determine the optimal placement and design for your recessed lighting layout. Contact us to discuss your basement finishing project.

Please note that while these FAQs cover common topics, it’s always recommended to consult a licensed electrician for specific issues or concerns related to your home’s electrical system.

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