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At Root Electric, putting your safety first is more than our motto; it builds the foundation of our business. We apply the highest-quality components to your installations, ensuring safe and reliable operation for years to come.

Root Electric offers electrical and lighting upgrades, electrical panel and fuse box replacement, recessed lighting, security and outdoor lighting, ceiling fan installation, two-story foyer lighting, overhead electrical services, cloth-jacketed copper or aluminum wiring, and portable generators.

703-763-5314
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We continually train to keep up with technology changes. We provide the best service at the best price in a professional and timely manner. There are no hidden costs; we give options if they are available, and we stand behind our work.

Hickerson Brothers Electric offers residential electrical services, including but not limited to additional outlet installation, panel replacements, lighting, rewiring, Ethernet wiring, surge protection, generator systems, and 24-hour emergency service.

703-649-2932
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I am passionate about and take pride in my craft. I come from a family of electricians, including my father, who works with me at Absolute Electric LLC. If you are not satisfied with our service, please contact me or my father, Cole, because our goal is your satisfaction. We look forward to serving you.

Absolute Electric LLC is a full-service electrical contracting company serving residential and commercial customers.

703-880-2581
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Kolb Electric has been a family-owned-and-operated company serving our customers locally for over 90 years. Our mission is to provide the best in quality and customer satisfaction on all jobs, big or small, from our family to yours.

Kolb Electric, Inc., is a full-service electrical contractor providing services that include troubleshooting, circuit breaker replacement, panel upgrades, and surge protection.

703-672-2300
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We offer complete, high-quality services for all the mechanical systems in your home: heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical. Our focus is to prevent problems and offer energy-efficient solutions. Parrish Services is strong, stable, and reliable so we can keep our promise, 'Always there for you.'

Parrish Services offers general repair, inspection, maintenance, and installation of all residential electrical components such as light fixtures, switches, ceiling fans, circuits, electrical panels, and generators.

703-840-2220
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As a family-owned-and-operated company in business for 44 years, we are committed to delivering the best service. From our friendly office staff to our trained and certified technicians, we are dedicated to providing complete customer satisfaction. We stand behind all of our work and treat each customer like family.

John Nugent & Sons is a full-service electrical company that specializes in generator installation and maintenance.

703-957-2773
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Customer service is the lifeblood of our firm, and we understand that starts with you. From the moment you call 4 Service Pros, you will see and feel the difference. Our technicians do the job right the first time, and we have technicians on duty 24/7 to help you.

4 Service Pros provides a full range of residential electrical services, including installation and repair of panels, lighting, fans, exhaust fans, hot tubs and saunas, electric car chargers, wiring, switches, and outlets.

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About Virginia Electrical Companies

If you don’t give much thought to your home’s electrical system on a daily basis, you’re certainly not alone. Flipping on a light switch or turning on the television at the end of a long day is simply part of our everyday lives—until something goes amiss or your electricity bills start to skyrocket.

Electrical problems are inconvenient, but it’s important to remember that you should never try to troubleshoot or repair your home’s electrical system. When it’s done incorrectly, electrical work can be deadly, so always let the professionals take the lead.

Services Offered by Northern Virginia Electricians

Electricians in Northern Virginia are well equipped to take care of everything from light fixture installations to main panel and service upgrades. Be sure to also ask your electrician about additional, specialized services:

  • Rewiring
  • Generator installation
  • Data and audiovisual wiring
  • Electric vehicle charger installation
  • Pool, spa, and hot tub wiring

Electrical work must be done correctly and to code, so protect your investment in your home by only hiring an electrician who holds a current Virginia electrician’s license.

Electrical repair

Electrical problems don’t improve with time (and, in fact, can have disastrous consequences if they’re not attended to promptly), so don’t be shy about calling in a pro to take a look if something is out of the ordinary.

Watch for these common signs that your electrical system may need attention:

  • Circuit breakers, fuses, and/or GFCI devices that trip consistently (or that trip immediately upon being reset or replaced)
  • Power surges or flickering lights when you turn on an appliance, such as a microwave, vacuum cleaner, toaster, or electric kettle
  • Power outlets or light switches that are hot to the touch or spark, buzz, or smell odd

Circuit breakers, GFCI outlets, and other devices that are designed to stop a current are safety devices, so when they trip, it’s both a good and a bad sign. The good part is that the device works; the bad part is that something has gone amiss.

In many cases, a tripped breaker isn’t anything to panic about. Circuits do occasionally get overloaded, especially in the kitchen where there are lots of power-hungry appliances in use at the same time. That being said, if the same breaker trips all the time, or if the breaker immediately trips after being reset, a professional needs to take a look.

Signs of fluctuating current and outlets and switches that spark or feel hot are cause for an immediate call to an electrician. Problems with the amount of electricity in a circuit can lead to an electrical fire, so have a pro evaluate the situation for your peace of mind.

Electrical safety devices

There are a variety of electrical safety devices on the market today, and a few key products are now required by code in all new construction and renovations. If your home is older (as many homes in the Northern Virginia area are), you may be missing some important upgrades.

1. AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupter) outlets and breakers. AFCI devices are an important part of preventing electrical fires. They work by stopping the flow of electrical current in a circuit when the device detects an electrical arc.

Electrical arcs occur when electricity passes between two conductive materials (in homes, this often happens between wires). Electrical arcs generate a lot of energy and heat, so they can start a fire quickly under the right circumstances.

Fortunately, AFCI devices are now required by the US National Electric Code (NEC) for all new construction and renovations. If your home was built prior to 1999, however, you’re likely missing AFCI devices altogether. Call your electrician to learn about your best options for getting your house protected.

2. GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets. While AFCI devices stop electricity from escaping a circuit, GFCI outlets monitor the electrical system for changes in the amount of electricity running through a circuit. Too much current in a circuit can cause electric shock as well as overheated wires, so GFCI outlets shut down a circuit when they detect a current variance.

GFCI protection has been required since the 1970s, but because more recent versions of the NEC have expanded their use throughout a house, it’s a good idea to have a licensed electrician inspect your home to let you know if you need additional GFCI outlets.

3. Tamper-resistant receptacles (TRR). Tamper-resistant receptacles (also called outlets) are virtually indistinguishable from standard outlets, but TRRs are equipped with one important safety feature. While the outlet slots are open at all times on a standard outlet, TRRs have a spring-loaded plate that covers the outlet slots until equal pressure is applied to both openings at the same time.

TRRs play an important role in keeping small children safe at home. The current version of the NEC requires TRRs in all new construction and renovation; if your house has standard outlets, talk to your electrician about upgrading to TRRs.

The Best Picks for the Top Electrical Companies in Northern Virginia

Good home service providers can be hard to find, and electricians are no different. That’s why the survey team at Best Pick Reports contacts Northern Virginia homeowners each year to find the best electricians in your area.

All Best Pick companies are fully vetted on an annual basis for high-quality work and excellent customer service, and we verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. Our intense company qualification process ensures that when we recommend a company, we’re recommending the best of the best. We’re proud to present our data in a clear, easy-to-navigate format.

We know that hiring a contractor can feel like a gamble sometimes, so we stand behind our Best Pick companies with the Best Pick Guarantee. Let a Northern Virginia Best Pick electrician show you how electrical work should be done—we guarantee you’ll be pleased with the experience from beginning to end!

Electricians Articles from Our Blog

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Sparks Flying? When to Call an Electrician

While some home maintenance and improvement projects can be completed safely and effectively on one’s own, electrical repairs are usually best left to the experts. Learn which common electrical issues—such as a faulty switch or tripping breaker—constitute an immediate call, what to expect from a professional visit, and how you can prevent future electrical problems from occurring.

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Avoid Disaster: Maintaining Electrical Safety in the Home

Understanding electrical safety issues is an important part of keeping your home and family safe. With this in mind, we asked the owner of Universal Home Experts, a Houston Best Pick, about common electrical hazards and safety devices, early warning signs of a problem, and the makings of a highly qualified electrician. Follow these simple rules of electrical safety, and be prepared if a problem occurs.

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The Best Pick Reports Guide to the Types of Electrical Services for Your Home

Learn the need-to-know basics of various electrical components in your home, including generators, outlets, electrical panels, phone and computer lines, ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc. Whether you’re updating, having trouble with, or personalizing these components, don’t forget the dangers of working with electricity. Call your local Best Pick electrician to guarantee safety and a job well done.

Northern Virginia Service Areas

Best Pick Reports serves the Northern Virginia region across several counties including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and Arlington County. Best Pick contractors serve many localities within this region including Alexandria, Centerville, Chantilly, Falls Church, Gainesville, Herndon, and Leesburg. To find the best listings for your home, enter your ZIP code in the prompt above the company listings.

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