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We are celebrating 47 years of providing exceptional service to the people of North Georgia. A family-owned business, we are dedicated to providing the most knowledgeable and friendly technicians and a competitive pricing structure that doesn't force our customers into a 'one price fits all' situation.

Belco Electric provides residential and commercial troubleshooting, repair, safety inspections, and electrical installations, including phone and CATV installations.

678-207-4842
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We strive to offer the best service with flat-rate prices set at competitive rates. We believe in exceeding our customers' expectations by adhering to our own strict standards: do it right, no shortcuts. We live by our slogan: 'Exceptional service is our standard.'

Pat Murphy Electric, Inc., offers a full range of services, such as electrical repair and troubleshooting, home electrical inspections, rewiring and remodeling, and electric vehicle charger installation.

678-321-1864
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7th year as a Best Pick
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TE is an award-winning company that has served the Atlanta area for 21 years. We value your time, so we offer same-day service, two-hour arrival windows, and a call-ahead before we arrive. You can also count on written estimates and flat-rate pricing. Our technicians drive fully stocked trucks, so they are ready for any task.

TE offers electrical panel changes and service upgrades, home electrical inspections, electrical remodeling, troubleshooting and repair, and light fixture replacement.

678-757-7127
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Reliable Heating & Air, Plumbing and Electrical started in my basement in 1978. We are proud to have served Georgia for the last 40 years. We are also extremely proud to offer affordable solutions for homeowners to upgrade their heating and cooling system, water heater, or even a generator for zero down and low monthly payments.

Reliable's Electrical Division specializes in residential and commercial electrical repairs and installations, such as generators and transfer switches, whole-house surge protection, service and panel upgrades, indoor and outdoor lighting, ceiling and attic fans, audio-visual and data wiring, and whole-house wireless lighting systems.
678-921-2499
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Our mission is to carry on the tradition of integrity and quality service that started in 1949 when Estes was founded. We will always strive to employ the best people and provide the most efficient, effective service and the best warranties available to our customers, including a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all services.

Estes Services provides residential customers with many kinds of electrical services, including panel change-outs, lighting and ceiling fan installation, wiring and outlet repair and installation, and generator maintenance and installation.

678-712-7866
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Mister Sparky is 'America's On-Time Electrician.' When you call us, 'We're On Time, You'll See, Or The Repair Is Free!' The local, licensed professionals at Mister Sparky know how important it is to keep your home's electrical system up to date. Trust us to leave your home safer than we found it.

Mister Sparky provides repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance for ceiling fans, light fixtures, circuits and wiring, generators, electrical panels, smoke detectors, and whole-home surge protectors.

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About Metro-Atlanta Electrical Companies

Your home’s electrical system is vital to your house being a comfortable place to live, especially in Georgia, where summer heat and humidity make air conditioning a necessity. We’ve all become accustomed to modern conveniences, after all, and a day or two (or even longer) without electricity is a rough time.

That being said, if you experience electrical problems, don’t try to fix them on your own in an attempt to save time or money. Problems with wiring, lighting fixtures, and electrical appliances always warrant a call to the pros. Electrical issues don’t get better with time—in fact, they worsen quickly and can have catastrophic results.

Rely on the pros to fix any problems with your home’s electrical system. They’ll ensure that the work is done correctly and to code to prevent more problems in the future.

Services Offered by Atlanta Electricians

Atlanta electricians offer a broad range of services, so they’ll be able to handle virtually any task from small jobs, such as lighting fixture installations, to larger projects like main panel upgrades and overhauls.

Call an Atlanta electrician for these more specialized services, too:

  • Computer, data, and telephone cabling
  • Indoor and outdoor accent lighting
  • Security lighting
  • Electric vehicle charger installation
  • Generator installation and maintenance

Make sure that the electrical contractor you hire holds a current Georgia electrical contractor’s license. This will help ensure that the work is done safely and correctly.

Electrical safety inspections

An electrical inspection may not be at the top of your to-do list, especially if you haven’t noticed any glaring problems. Unfortunately, a host of electrical issues can occur without obvious outward signs. To stay on the safe side, have your electrician perform a safety inspection approximately every five years—more often if you remodel your home or notice problems.

Curious about what’s involved in an electrical inspection? Here’s what your electrician should do:

  • Inspect and test all GFCI outlets
  • Check the main electrical panel and any subpanels (often installed for a home addition, garage, or workshop)
  • Inspect the electrical service meter
  • Inspect and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, replacing batteries if necessary
  • Check and fix any obvious electrical hazards

Electrical repair

Don’t delay in calling the pros if you think your home has a problem with its electrical system. Issues that appear minor at first can escalate quickly, so getting them checked out promptly is always the best option.

Be vigilant for the following signs that something is amiss:

  • GFCI outlets and/or circuit breakers that trip consistently
  • Light switches or power outlets that make strange noises, spark, or are hot to the touch
  • Flickering lights, power surges, or other signs of current disruptions when you use a household appliance

Current disruptions and switches or outlets that spark or make odd noises are indicators that something is wrong with the amount of electricity the circuit is attempting to carry. Too much electricity in a circuit can eventually lead to an electrical fire if the circuit is not protected by a breaker in your home’s main electrical panel.

While circuit breakers and GFCI outlets are designed to trip as a safety feature, a tripped breaker or GFCI outlet—especially one that trips often or won’t stay in the open position—is a sign that something is wrong. In these cases, always call an electrician to determine the root of the problem.

Finding the Best Electricians in Atlanta

The Best Pick Reports survey team contacts Atlanta homeowners every year to determine the highest-quality electricians in the area.

Every Best Pick company is vetted for quality of work and outstanding customer service, and we verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. This rigorous qualification process enables us to recommend contractors who are truly the cream of the crop in your area. We’re proud to present that information in a format that is clear and easy to use.

Call a Best Pick Atlanta electrician today for outstanding service. You’ll be pleased with the entire experience—we guarantee it!

Risks of DIY Electrical Work

Since electrical work can be expensive, it’s not uncommon for a homeowner to consider adopting a do-it-yourself approach when it comes to tweaking or fine-tuning his or her electrical setup. After all, how hard could it be?

As difficult as it may be for the dedicated DIY enthusiast to hear, performing your own amateur electrical work can be extremely dangerous to you and your home. The following are just a few important considerations before taking electrical work into your own hands.

You Could Severely Injure Yourself

electrical fireFirst and foremost, performing your own electrical work without knowing your system inside and out is dangerous to your health and your home. Frayed, overheated, or exposed wires can result in electrical shocks, short circuits, or even house fires—for example, an overheated cord running under a carpet or rug could start a fire, and a do-it-yourself wire connection job left uncovered by an electrical box could throw sparks onto any other wires or machinery nearby.

If you absolutely need to tackle your electrical system without the help of a contractor, make sure to keep yourself insulated by removing your jewelry and wearing rubber-soled shoes, and never operate an appliance or perform any sort of electrical work in a damp place.

Even for a professional, it’s never a bad idea to be overcautious when it comes to electricity, so consider using tools with insulated handles and putting down boards or a rubber mat to stand on while you work.

Everything Must Be Up to Code

Electrical codes are written and put in place to ensure that you and your home stay as safe as possible. Deciding to be your own electrician means that you’ll need to obtain a permit for any major changes and familiarize yourself with your local building code.

Electrical codes vary slightly from place to place, so if you decide to go it alone without consulting any local electricians (who are likely to be familiar with your local code already), you’ll be responsible for making sure that your work is up to code so that your system can pass inspection.

An electrical inspector’s job is to inform electricians and homeowners when something is wrong with an electrical system, and if your system doesn’t pass inspection, you’ll need to redo any work that isn’t up to code—which can end up costing a homeowner just as much money and time as he or she would have saved with a DIY job.

In the long run, it’s worth it to contact an electrician in the first place rather than run the risk of wasting time and money by needing to redo amateur electrical repairs that aren’t up to code.

Your Work Is Your Responsibility

professional electrician installing outdoor lightFinally, an electrical job gone wrong can result in serious insurance trouble down the line. If you proceed without obtaining a permit or consulting an electrician, insurance companies are very likely to hold you responsible for any damage or injury resulting from an electrical malfunction.

Therefore, taking the time to hire a licensed electrician could very well save you the loss of a denied claim in the event of an electrical fire or serious shock. It’s even possible that making your own changes to your electrical system without informing your insurance company could result in a canceled policy if those changes damage your home.

What’s more, the responsibilities of attempting your own electrical work don’t just apply to your home now. Electricians normally assume responsibility for any damage that occurs as a result of their work, often for the entire lifetime of a house, so you could be liable if the next family to move into your home encounters trouble as a result of your changes.

In conclusion, although it’s tempting to want to save money by learning to handle your own electrical work, tweaking your own system without the help of a professional could end up costing far more than it could save.

Atlanta Service Areas

Best Pick Reports serves Metro Atlanta across several counties including Fulton County, Cobb County, Dekalb County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Fayette County, Clayton County, Henry County, Cowetta County and Rockdale County. Best Pick contractors serve many localities within this region including Atlanta city proper, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Canton, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Peachtree City, Newnan, Stockbridge and McDonough. To find the best listings for your home, enter your ZIP code in the prompt above the company listings.

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