Electricity is an absolutely indispensable part of our modern lives. We count on our electrical systems at home and at work for nearly everything we do, from cooking and entertainment to indoor comfort and communication. But as helpful and reliable as those systems typically are, they can experience issues such as deterioration or sudden damage that cause them to act in unexpected, frustrating, and sometimes even dangerous ways.
When that happens—or better yet, before that happens—it's time to call an experienced electrical handyman who can restore your system to perfect working order with qualified electrical services. Chicago homeowners and business owners need look no further than Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park when they need a capable electrical contractor.
Electrical repairs and installations can be complex, which is why you need a licensed electrical handyman (#ECC95710). Get the job done right the first time by calling your local, reliable Chicago handyman. We will fulfill all of your electrical needs, from electrical service upgrades to new outlets or lighting, as well as electrical troubleshooting and repairs. Our electricians are knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Call us today for your electrical needs!
Home or Business Electrical Services Chicago Can Rely On
We often tend to think of electrical systems as being the components we see and interact with regularly—lighting fixtures and light switches, thermostats and HVAC systems, electric-powered appliances and entertainment devices, and so on. But those components are only the tip of the iceberg. Much of your electrical system is hidden away behind walls and in your utility room.
Because it is such a complex system with so many individual parts, there's a lot that can potentially go wrong—and because electricity can be dangerous in the hands of anyone who is not a trained electrician, it's critically important that you call a licensed electrical handyman when you need electrical services such as repairs, upgrades and installations.
When you call our professional handyman team for help, you can rest assured that we'll send a qualified electrical handyman to your door to get your electrical system working smoothly and safely again. We take customer service very seriously, which is why we make a point of showing up on time, in uniform and with the tools and materials necessary to get the job done. Once we're finished, we'll tidy up the mess before we leave. Here are some of the many electrical services Chicago homeowners and business owners can expect from the team at Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park.
We will ensure your home or business’ electrical systems are safe from fire hazards. Our electrical handyman can install child proof outlets, arc fault circuits (AFCI), ground fault circuits (GFCI) and install surge protection to new and old panels. We will also work with you to get existing electrical work up to Chicago code.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
Electrical panel upgrades are a necessity in preventing electrical issues resulting from the addition of modern equipment and appliances to older homes and businesses. Modern electrical panels offer far more reliability and safety. Consider whether you should upgrade your electrical panel(s) today.
Circuit Installations and Upgrades
Need expert troubleshooting, repairs or rewiring? We will add circuits for new appliances and remodels, inside or outside of your home or business, with dependable electrical service. Chicago electrical handyman professionals on our team will also install doorbells and doorbell cameras (Nest, Ring, August and others), modernizing your home and business security.
Lighting Upgrades and Ceiling Fan Installations
New light fixtures, recessed or track lighting, landscape or façade lighting and ceiling fans can greatly enhance the ambiance and curb appeal of your home or business. Some people are surprised to learn that ceiling fan installation can potentially reduce energy costs. LED lighting can reduce electrical costs throughout your home and practically eliminate routine bulb changes.
Dimmers and control systems can drastically change the look of your home or business and can allow control and scheduling through smartphones, home assistants like Alexa and Google Home, and home automation suites. Consider calling our electrical handyman about lighting enhancements for your home today.
Exhaust Fan Installation
We offer professional installation and proper sizing of exhaust fans for the bathroom and kitchen when you are remodeling and need expert electrical service. Chicago homeowners should know that exhaust fans are particularly necessary in kitchens and bathrooms because effectively working exhaust fans keep moisture and odors out of your home, preventing mold and noxious fumes.
Electronic Vehicle(EV) Charger Installation and Service
Garage charging stations for your EV are essential to maximize the convenience of electric cars. We advise you on the best location to position the station and install the charging station for you. We also offer maintenance and service for existing stations.
Choose Mr. Handyman for Expert Electrical Service, Chicago Property Owners
When you discover an issue with your electrical system or just want maintenance, upgrades or installations that will prevent problems from occurring in the future, depend on your local electrical handyman professional at Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park. Our licensed electricians have the skill and experience to handle any electrical upgrade, installation or repair you may need.
Along with electrical service, Chicago homeowners can count on our team for a wide range of other handyman services, such as drywall repair, tile installation, door repair and replacement, aging in place modifications, caulking, furniture assembly, and much more. We also provide expert commercial handyman services to business owners. Give us a call today to chat with our friendly customer care staff and find out more about the reliable handyman services we offer, or schedule a service appointment with an experienced electrical handyman.
Frequently Asked Questions For an Electrical Handyman
Can a Handyman Provide Electrical Services in Chicago?
You may be wondering what electrical work a handyman can do or whether a handyman is even qualified to provide electrical services. Handyman professionals can absolutely provide a full list of electrical services for your entire system—as long as they also happen to be trained, licensed electricians. At Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park, we have licensed electricians on staff with decades of experience in both electrical services and general handyman work.
That means you can count on our electrical handyman experts to not only handle your electrical repairs, installations and upgrades safely and effectively but also to make sure our work is always fully compliant with all municipal and state rules and regulations. We value a safe workplace and long-lasting, safe results to our workmanship.
Is It Necessary to Get a Permit for Electrical Service in Chicago?
It depends on the scope of the project, but in most cases, yes, a permit is required for electrical service in Chicago. That being said, electrical permits aren't something you, as a homeowner or business owner, need to worry about. The electrical handyman who will be working on your property must obtain the permit because they will be the one responsible for ensuring their work meets or exceeds acceptable standards and is fully compliant with all rules and regulations. Our electrical handyman professionals have decades of experience working in the Chicago area, so we know precisely which permits are needed for which projects, and you can rest assured that we'll have them in hand before we get started on your project.
What Are the Signs an Electrical Panel Upgrade is Necessary?
Some of the biggest indications that you need to call your local electrical handyman for an electrical panel upgrade are pretty simple: you're getting a new major appliance or electric vehicle charger installed, or you're adding a new person to your household and your current electrical panel can't handle the increased demand for electricity.
Think of how far technology has advanced, not just in the last 50 years but also in the last decade or two. We need electricity more than ever to power everything from appliances to devices and beyond. That means if you have an electrical panel that was installed 15 or 20 years ago, it may not be possible for it to support another new appliance or component that will need to draw a significant amount of electricity. That's also the case if you're welcoming one or several new household members, whether they're adults or even a brand-new baby. Every additional person in your house increases the demand for electricity, and if your electrical panel can't keep up, it will start exhibiting signs of trouble that are inconvenient, frustrating and possibly unsafe.
How Can Ceiling Fan Installation Lower Energy Costs?
This may seem surprising—after all, ceiling fans use electricity, so how could installing one lower your energy charges? It's a misconception that ceiling fans cool down a room. They actually increase air circulation, which stirs up the air in a room and forces warm air that has risen to the ceiling down while lifting cool air that has settled near the floor. This can actually change the temperature in a room by as much as four degrees. That means you can set your HVAC thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer to give your furnace and air conditioner a break.
Ceiling fans do, of course, use electricity—but they use far, far less than your HVAC system does. Because your HVAC system is fairly costly to operate, reducing its load by just a few degrees can actually make a difference on your monthly utility bills and increase comfort in large rooms where you spend a lot of time, such as the living room, kitchen or primary bedroom.
What Type of Replacement Light Switch Do I Need?
If you've noticed some issues with an old light switch that needs to be replaced, it may seem like a simple matter to head to the hardware store and pick up a replacement, but it's important to note that you do need to get the correct kind of switch or it won't work properly. Your new light switch must be the same type as the one that is currently installed.
If it's single-pole, the new switch must also be single-pole. If it's three-way, your new switch also has to be three-way. If you have a four-way variant, you could have your electrical handyman replace either of the three-way mechanisms with a timer or dimmer, but it's important to keep a standard toggle for the four-way switch mechanism itself (this is more of an issue for a commercial property owner, as four-way switches are not usually installed in homes). If you're not sure which type you need, give us a call. Our electrical handyman can consult with you and confirm the correct switch type, then get it installed efficiently and effectively. Let there be light!
Are You Looking for a Qualified Electrical Handyman? Chicago Can Count on Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park!
Whether you need us to look at your circuit breaker, smoke detectors, or electrical wiring, or you need other electrical repair services, our qualified service providers will deliver quality workmanship with a satisfaction guarantee.
When it's time for experienced electrical service, Chicago homeowners and business owners can rely on the electrical handyman experts at Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park. Contact us today to arrange a service appointment at a time that's convenient for you or to find out more about why we're considered Chicago's best choice for trusted handyman services. Our wide range of handyman services is also available for residents in the surrounding areas of Berwyn, Forest Park, and Riverside.