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For the past 67 years, Martella Electric has had a reputation for honest, clean, courteous, and efficient service. We guarantee customer satisfaction through our commitments to straightforward, up-front pricing and guaranteed on-time service. Our philosophy is that success comes from serving others.

Martella Electric offers electric service and repair for residential customers, including knob-and-tube rewiring, service upgrades, panel replacements, and electric car charging.
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Oliver provides unparalleled customer service and continues to differentiate itself with its strong family culture and 50 years in business. Our experienced electricians are highly trained and ready to serve you. All customers and their homes are treated with the utmost care from start to finish and beyond.

Oliver offers a variety of electrical services, including fuse panel to circuit breaker conversions and upgrades, knob-and-tube replacement, network cabling, EV charging station installation, and electrical inspections.
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Our customers are always satisfied with our outstanding business ethics and customer service beliefs. We start all jobs with customer satisfaction in mind. Our trained staff brings you more than superior plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling services: they bring you peace of mind knowing that your family or business is safe.

Lowry Services provides a range of electrical repair and installation services for residential and commercial customers.
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Our goal is to provide outstanding electrical service. Our trusted electricians can help with any electrical issues you may be experiencing in your home and can guide you through any other electrical projects you may have. All of our services are backed with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

JDV Electric provides residential installation of ceiling fans, recessed lighting, outdoor and security lighting, landscape lighting, and dedicated circuits for appliances.
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I believe that our clients deserve the best service experience possible. We provide that experience by using quality parts and giving clients the best value along with the strongest guarantees in the industry. Our technicians will provide you with courteous and professional service.

Bruder Electric is a residential and commercial electrical service company providing such services as repair and installation of lighting, outlets, circuit breaker panels, ceiling fans, and standby generators.
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At Wes Carver Electric, we have been your friendly neighborhood electricians since 1999. Our electricians are highly trained and customer focused, providing award-winning service. Since no one likes surprises, we provide up-front pricing in writing before any work begins.

Wes Carver Electric specializes in residential electrical work, including installation, troubleshooting, and repair.
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At Dream Team, we believe in 'on time every time' appointments. We believe smart, well-informed customers are happy customers. We believe you can't put a price on your safety. We believe everyone deserves a free safety inspection. We believe your dream home deserves a dream team to service it.

Dream Team offers a variety of electrical services, including 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.
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We take personal responsibility to deliver excellent customer service to you each and every time. No exceptions!

Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical offers a variety of electrical services, including the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of outlets, switches, lighting, ceiling fans, generators, and wiring as well as service panel upgrades and whole-house surge protection.
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At HL Bowman, we are committed to serving our community with respect, integrity, and compassion. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive high-quality service. Our expert technicians know how to address HVAC, plumbing, and electrical issues to keep your home running efficiently and functionally.

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!