1Select Best Pick Companies
2Describe Your Project
3Get Great Service
22nd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
22nd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp
Belco Electric is an Atlanta electric company that offers comprehensive electrical contracting services, including phone and cable TV installations. We perform work for both residential and commercial customers. Our family-owned business was founded by Lloyd Bird over 45 years ago. Our field employees wear uniforms and drive company vehicles.
678-207-4842
Call
20th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
20th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp
Pat Murphy Electric offers a variety of electrical services, such as troubleshooting, repair, home inspections, rewiring, and the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Our company was founded in 1982 and offers 24-hour emergency service. Owner Guy Roberts is a third-generation Master Electrician with over 35 years of electrical experience.
678-321-1864
Call
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp
TE Certified Electricians Thrasher Electric has served the Atlanta area since 1998. Our company offers landscape lighting, electrical panel changes, light fixture replacement, electrical remodeling, troubleshooting, and wiring for computer networks. We offer lifetime warranties and provide a mandatory certification program for our technicians.
678-757-7127
Call
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp
Founded in 1978, Reliable Heating & Air, Plumbing and Electrical specializes in electrical repairs and installations for both residential and commercial customers. We repair and install a wide variety of fixtures, including whole-house surge protectors, ceiling and attic fans, and audio-visual and data wiring. We also perform electrical inspections and testing, energy audits, and emergency services. Heating, cooling, and plumbing services are also available upon request.
678-921-2499
Call
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
7th year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp
Founded in 1949, Estes Services is a longstanding provider of electrical services in the Atlanta metro area. We perform a wide array of work, from installing fixtures to replacing electrical panels, outlets, and wiring, and our work is backed by a variety of parts-and-labor warranties. We won a Residential Contractor of the Year award from Contracting Business magazine and we are a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Company.
678-712-7866
Call
2nd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed
2nd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick Guaranteed Licensed Insured Workers' Comp
Mister Sparky is a full-service residential and commercial electrical contractor. Since our founding in 1996, we have provided electrical maintenance, repair, and installation services for our customers. We offer emergency service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and we guarantee complete customer satisfaction.
678-341-5038
Call

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.

Atlanta Service Map