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3rd year as a Best Pick
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As a local, family-owned-and-operated business, Holt Electrical Contractors provides electrical installation and repair services for residential and commercial customers. We also sell, service, and install automatic generators and repair electrical code violations. James Holt served as president of the Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake in 2012. Our company president, John Holt, has been recognized as a Patriotic Employer by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
301-591-9455
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7th year as a Best Pick
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Kolb Electric, a family-owned-and-operated business since its founding in 1925, conducts a range of electrical services, such as circuit breaker replacement, troubleshooting, panel upgrades, and surge protection. We also install switches, outdoor lighting, light fixtures and dimmers, and ceiling and attic fans. We guarantee all labor and parts.
301-407-6159
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Founded in 1992, Mister Electric (formerly Mister Sparky of Metro DC) is a full-service electrical company serving residential and commercial customers. We offer emergency service, home inspection and code compliance repairs, and electrical troubleshooting in addition to a wide variety of electrical repairs and installations. Co-owner Richard Moore is a Master Electrician, and our employees drive fully stocked, marked trucks.
301-232-5543
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Winstar Home Services specializes in installing, maintaining, and repairing residential electrical systems. We offer free energy audits, scheduled maintenance programs, and emergency electrical services for Maryland homeowners. Company president Talbot Watkins III, a state-licensed Master Electrician, founded the company in 1995 as a one-man business and has expanded it to over 60 employees and 30 trucks.
301-392-2236
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About Washington, DC Electrical Companies

Electricity fuels our daily lives in ways that we don’t often think about: flipping on the television after a long day at work, cooking dinner for your family, and turning on the nightlight in your child’s room at bedtime, to name a few. But when there’s an electrical issue in the home, it’s never more obvious how dependent our lives have become on electricity, or how dangerous electricity can be.

Electrical Services in DC

Electrical repairs and inspections

Professional electricians can troubleshoot any electrical issues you are experiencing—from flickering lights to a tripping circuit breaker. Making repairs to electrical components in your home is something you should not DIY. Reach out to an electrician if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

  • A switch or receptacle no longer works
  • One of the breakers in your electrical panel keeps tripping
  • You’ve noticed electrical events that are out of the ordinary

One of the easiest ways to avoid emergency electrical repair is to have an electrician provide a routine inspection of your home. If you’re the owner of an older or historic home in Washington, DC, and you have not done so already, hire a professional to conduct an electrical inspection because your wiring could be out of date. A reputable electrician can get your home back up to code with current standards.

Electrical installations and upgrades

Of course, we all know that electricians are here for more than just electrical problems or emergencies. For example, DC electricians can install new or upgraded electrical equipment—from circuit subpanels for a home addition to wiring for new landscape lighting.

Whether it’s fixing, updating, or increasing your home’s electrical system, local electricians are knowledgeable about DC homes and can offer their expertise to you. They can also guide you toward energy-efficient options and make your home safer by bringing an older system up to code. If you simply need a new electrical outlet, do not install it yourself—this job is best left up to professionals.

Whole-house generator

An electrician can also help add a whole-house generator to your home that will save you from power outages. If the power goes out, you can still reap the joys of technology—keep your phone charged, binge-watch Netflix, and microwave popcorn to keep your stomach from rumbling.

A generator will also keep your food from spoiling and your HVAC unit running. A whole-house generator also has an advantage over a portable generator—decreased costs, automatic start-up, and more power. If you’re interested in adding a whole-house generator to your home, an electrician can help you decide if it’s right for your family.

Why Use Best Pick Electricians?

EBSCO Research called hundreds of homeowners in our nation’s capital, all to find the best home repair and improvement companies—the ones that were good enough to be called Best Picks.

When dealing with electrical problems and upgrades, it’s important to hire a reputable contractor. Best Pick electricians have a proven track record of excellence: to be included in our rankings, a company has to achieve an average A grade from a random sampling of its previous customers. Hiring a Best Pick DC electrician means choosing the best contractor for your home project.