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Martella Electric Company performs a variety of residential electric services. In addition to upgrading customers' electrical service and replacing electrical panels, we also remove knob and tube wiring, perform recessed lighting installations, design and install landscape lighting, and install backup generators. We provide our customers with a three-year guarantee on parts and labor. Established in 1955, we are a family-owned-and-operated company.
610-345-2859
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Oliver Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical provides a wide array of electrical services, such as network cabling, fuse panel to circuit breaker upgrades and conversions, and knob and tube replacement. We specialize in whole-house surge protection and backup generator systems. We received the 2018 National ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year award. In addition to honoring manufacturers' warranties, we warrant our parts and labor for up to five years and offer a two-year repair warranty on parts. Established in 1971, we are a second-generation, family-owned-and-operated company.
610-625-1869
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Founded in 1980, Lowry Services repairs and installs a broad range of electrical components for residential and commercial customers. Our services include indoor and outdoor lighting, wiring for pools and hot tubs, and residential rewiring. In addition to our electrical services, we also offer HVAC and plumbing work and 24-hour emergency service. For 16 consecutive years, we have received The Reporter's Readers' Choice Award.
215-892-1795
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JDV Electric is a family-owned-and-operated company that offers a range of electrical services for local residential customers. Our services include household circuit and lighting installation, service upgrades, panel repair, and many other common residential electrical tasks. We offer a three-year parts-and-labor warranty with a lifetime warranty option.
215-693-5458
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Bruder Electric performs electrical services, including the repair and installation of lighting, outlets, circuit breaker panels, standby generators, and ceiling fans. We also provide electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, and home automation services. In addition to our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, we offer our customers a two-year parts-and-labor warranty and a warranty on workmanship. Founded in 1992 by Rick Bruder, we are a local, family-owned-and-operated company.
610-492-7463
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Wes Carver Electric has served Montgomery and Bucks counties since 1999. We specialize in electrical work, generator installations, rewiring old houses, and more. In addition to providing up to a five-year parts-and-labor warranty, we offer financing options. Our company has earned the Success Group International's Technician Seal of Safety, and we guarantee 100 percent customer satisfaction.
610-492-7475
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Founded in 1986, Bill Mullen Electric provides a variety of electrical services for residential and commercial customers. Our services include knob and tube removal, home rewiring, panel changes, and service upgrades. We also install lighting, fans, chandeliers, generators, and electric vehicle charging stations. We are family owned and operated, and we are a member of the West Goshen chapter of Business Network International (BNI).
610-335-1016
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Dream Team is a family-owned-and-operated local electrician that offers a variety of electrical services. Our electrical services include panel and breaker replacements; lighting and ceiling fan installation; knob and tube removal, replacement, and rewiring; wiring and outlet installation; EV charging stations; security systems; and generators. In 2018, Kelly Electric and Antrim Plumbing merged to become Dream Team, and we now bring electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling services together in one package. Our technicians undergo background checks and drug testing.
610-268-6599
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About Philadelphia Electrical Companies

Philadelphia's rich history means that many of the houses in the city and in the metro area have been home to decades (if not centuries) of families. And while the charm and character of an older home is undeniable, it's important to be aware of possible problems with the house's major systems.

Residential electrical standards have changed significantly since the days of knob and tube wiring, but older homes—especially those that haven't been extensively renovated—often still rely on outdated technology. In some cases, the wiring itself isn't a problem, but the lack of electrical safety devices is cause for concern.

No matter how adept you are with home improvement tasks, electrical work should never be done by a layman—it's simply too easy to be seriously injured. Keep yourself and your family safe by relying on the expertise of a licensed electrician.

Service and Repair by Philadelphia Electrician

Electricians in Philadelphia are well-versed in the quirks of older homes as well as the national and municipal codes and safety standards that their work must meet. Whether you need a faulty outlet investigated or a charger installed for your new electric vehicle, a Philly electrician can handle the job.

Electrical repair

Electrical services can vary in scope from minor fixes to complex service upgrades. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your home's electrical system, schedule a service visit with your electrician as soon as possible. Electrical problems don't get better with time, so waiting won't work in your favor.

Take note if you see any of the following signs that a pro needs to investigate:

  • Light switches and/or power outlets that spark or buzz
  • Current disruptions (power surges and flickering lights are the most common signs), oftentimes when you use a household appliance
  • Electrical safety devices (GFCI and AFCI breakers and outlets, circuit breakers, and fuses) that trip or fail often

When outlets and light switches spark or make odd noises, there's likely a problem either with how the device was installed or with the level of electricity traveling through the circuit. In either case, the problem needs to be fixed to avoid a fire hazard.

Current disruptions and tripping breakers can also indicate a problem with the level of electricity in the home's circuits. In older homes that haven't been remodeled recently, the issue is often that the amperage of the home's electrical service isn't high enough to accommodate the electricity needs of today's lifestyle.

Newly constructed houses are typically equipped with 200-amp service; older homes, on the other hand, often have 100-amp service (or even less). Your electrician will be able to tell you exactly what type of electrical service you have and whether an upgrade is a worthwhile investment.

Electrical safety devices

If your home is relatively new (or has been recently updated), you're likely protected by several electrical safety devices. Older homes, however, may be missing some important safety features. Your best bet is to schedule an electrical safety inspection and see where you stand.

  1. AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupter) outlets and/or panel devices. Electrical arcs (the result of two conductive materials being bridged by electrical current) are a leading cause of residential electrical fires, so AFCI devices are now required in all new and remodeled homes.

    If your home was built prior to 1999 and hasn't been extensively renovated, it probably doesn't have AFCI protection either at the outlet level or at the main panel. Your peace of mind is priceless, so talk to your electrician about this important update.

  2. GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets and/or panel devices. GFCI devices help prevent electric shock and electrocution by shutting off power to a circuit if the device detects any variance in the amount of current flowing through the circuit.

    GFCI devices have been part of the National Electric Code (NEC) since the 1970s, but they're now required in more parts of the home than ever before. Talk to your electrician to determine if you're missing GFCIs in important spots.

  3. Tamper-resistant receptacles (TRRs). If you have small children in your family, tamper-resistant receptacles (also called outlets) are an important safety feature. TRRs look virtually identical to standard outlets, but TRRs are constructed with a plate behind the outlet openings. This plate only moves when equal pressure is applied to both prong slots at the same time.

    The NEC requires TRRs in all newly constructed and renovated homes. If your home doesn't have them, your electrician can easily make this update.

The Best Picks for Electrical Companies in Philadelphia

Reliable, experienced electricians can be difficult to find, and that's why the survey team at Best Pick Reports reaches out to Philadelphia homeowners each year to identify the best electrical contractors in your area.

All Best Pick companies are fully vetted on an annual basis to ensure that they provide high-quality work and outstanding customer service. We verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. Our rigorous company qualification process means that the companies we recommend are indeed the best of the best, and we're proud to present that information to you in a format that is simple and easy to navigate.

When you hire a Best Pick Philadelphia electrician, your job will be done right and your experience will be stellar—we guarantee it!