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Your Options for Hiring an Electrician in Genesee County

electrician flushing mi grand blanc miIn a county with more than 400,000 residents like Genesee County, it makes sense that there would be multiple service providers in many of the service industries. Electricians are no exception. We recognize that we aren’t the only electrician serving Flint, Flushing, and Grand Blanc. There are others in the area that you could choose to call, including the well-known national chain electricians and other independently owned and operated electricians. But here’s why Electrician Express should be your first call when you need emergency electrical repairs in Genesee County, or any other electrical work done at your home or business. Continue reading “Your Options for Hiring an Electrician in Genesee County” »

Say Good-Bye to Outdoor Extension Cords with Help from a Flint Electrician

flint mi electrician outdoor outletsIf you’re someone who hangs Christmas lights during the holidays, you’ve probably already completed the task for this year. Like most people, you likely ran an extension cord from one of your outdoor outlets up the side of your house, to the edge of your roof where you began hanging your lights. Maybe you even used multiple extension cords to get the job done. What if, next Christmas, you were able to forego the extension cords, and plug your lights in at a more convenient location? Continue reading “Say Good-Bye to Outdoor Extension Cords with Help from a Flint Electrician” »

3 Inexpensive Electrical Upgrades that Will Modernize Your Genesee County Home

Buying an older home can come with a lot of a lot of great perks. They are often solidly built and have that desirable “character” that so many newer homes lack. But along with that character, you will also usually get a home without the modern features that are found in new homes. Fortunately, many of these features can be added, and some of them can be added for a relatively inexpensive cost by a Genesee County electrician, like the ones at Electrician Express in Flushing.

Electrical Outlets with USB Functionality

Recently, in new homes, we’ve been seeing USB wall outlets installed as a standard feature. And it’s no wonder—with an average of five devices per U.S. household, people need places to plug in all of those devices! If you live in a household with multiple devices that need regular charging, you might want to consider installing USB wall outlets.

A great place to put these types of outlets is by your bedroom nightstand. That way, you can leave your lamp/alarm clock/electric blanket/etc. plugged in and still charge your phone or tablet nearby. We don’t, however, recommend installing them in areas where water is typically present (like kitchens or bathrooms), as USB outlets do not have the built-in GFI functionality that is necessary in these areas.

Changing out standard outlets for outlets with USB functionality in older homes usually involves also changing out your home’s junction boxes, since USB wall plates are larger on the back end and won’t fit in most older junction boxes.

Dimmable Light Switches

Nothing does more to make a home feel “homey” than good lighting. Changing out your standard light switches for dimmable switches gives you more control over the amount of light you let into a room and allows you to change the light intensity, depending on the mood you want to set. If you are a DIYer, this is a project you could probably tackle on your own (just please use appropriate caution!), but if you’d rather leave it to the experts, one of our Genesee County electricians would be happy to install dimmer switches for you in any or all rooms in your home.

LED Motion Lighting

Motion lighting for your home comes with several benefits, the most important being safety. Not only can motion lights keep you from falling or running into things when it’s dark out, but they can also be a deterrent to intruders, as criminals are less likely to target a home that is well lit.

Motion lighting is not just for the outdoors, either. You might also want to consider installing lights with motion sensors in your garage, basement, or any room you commonly enter with your hands full. This will greatly reduce the possibility of trip-and-fall accidents, and will be more convenient.

LED motion lighting is also good for you budget. Everyone knows that LED lights save you money over incandescent bulbs, but lights that turn off automatically when no one is in the area can also save you a good amount of money on your electric bill.

Contact a Professional Genesee County Electrician

If any of these home electrical upgrades sound like something you might be interested in, contact us at Electrician Express. We would be happy to come to your home and give you a quote on these upgrades or any other electrical work you need done.

Electrician Express Tops the List of the Best Electricians in Grand Blanc

grand blanc mi electricianThese days, most of our customers either call us because our company was recommended to them by a friend or neighbor, or they find us online. They may have found us by typing in a Google search like “Electrician in Grand Blanc” or “Flint electrician.” Or they may have visited one or more of the online sites that post customer reviews on companies of all types, including electricians. Continue reading “Electrician Express Tops the List of the Best Electricians in Grand Blanc” »

One Thing This Genesee County Electrician Does Different From Most Other Electricians

flint mi genesee county electricianWe’ve been in the electrical service business for many years. We’ve seen how other electricians run their businesses, and we’ve talked to many customers who have used electricians other than us. A lot of things are the same from company to company, but there’s one thing we’ve found that is pretty unique to Electrician Express—our pricing. Continue reading “One Thing This Genesee County Electrician Does Different From Most Other Electricians” »

Diagnosing Complex Electrical Problems for our Genesee County Customers

electrician genesee county flint miAfter more than 32 years of experience as electricians, we have pretty much seen it all when it comes to electrical work. As many of our customers will tell you, we are experts at troubleshooting and diagnosing complex electrical problems in homes and commercial buildings. With our combination of formal electrical training and “real world” experience, our electricians know when to repair, and when replacement is necessary to provide our customers with safe electrical systems with optimal functionality. Continue reading “Diagnosing Complex Electrical Problems for our Genesee County Customers” »

If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to Electrical Concerns Too

genesee county electricianYou may have heard the phrase, “If you see something, say something!” It is usually in reference to reporting suspicious people or activities to the proper authorities, even if you think it may be “nothing.” But as electricians, we think this phrase could apply just as well to electrical concerns. Of course, if you see a possible electrical hazard in your own home or place of business, you will likely have it taken care of, but what about if you are renting a home or working in an office space owned by someone else and see something you think might be a fire hazard? If you see something, say something! Continue reading “If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to Electrical Concerns Too” »

Three-Way Switches: A Convenient Electrical Solution for Both Home and Office

genesee county electricianAdding three-way switches to your Genesee County home is one of those electrical upgrades that you may have never considered. If you’ve never had one, you may not know what you’re missing, but they can really make a difference in your home.

Take a quick mental walkthrough of your home. Are there any rooms where the light switch is in an awkward place? Are there any places where you have to walk across a dark room, down a hallway, or up the stairs before you can turn on your lights? If you answered “yes,” then your home is the perfect candidate for a three-way switch. Continue reading “Three-Way Switches: A Convenient Electrical Solution for Both Home and Office” »

Electricians in Genesee County You Can Trust

grand blanc flint electricianAnytime you give a company your business, you hope you will be treated fairly and honestly. But often, you have to place a certain amount of trust in that company, especially when they offer a specialized service in field about which you have limited knowledge. Think about your auto mechanic. If you aren’t well versed in the components of a vehicle, you need to trust that your mechanic is telling you the truth when he tells you your car needs thousands of dollars’ worth of work. The same can be true of plumbers, dentists, and yes, electricians. Most are fair and honest, but some take advantage of people whenever they have the opportunity to do so by overcharging them for certain services or performing unnecessary work. Continue reading “Electricians in Genesee County You Can Trust” »

Electrical Safety and Building Security for Genesee County Businesses

commercial electrician flint michiganSafety and security are important things to consider when you own and operate a business. Not only do you want to protect the building itself, but also the people that work and do business there. Read on to find out how an electrician can help make your business a more safe and secure place. Continue reading “Electrical Safety and Building Security for Genesee County Businesses” »