Electrical Services Offered
Small Jobs Electric® is ready to assist you with any electrical services problems you may encounter. Our expert electrical team has a combined total experience of more than 150 years. We offer a wide variety of electrical services covering all of your residential electrical service needs.
Our electrical technicians are electrical services professionals, who take pride in serving their customers and in providing superior customer service with attention to detail in the Tampa Bay area. We are Angie’s List Super Service Award winners, and it is our goal to provide you with the best customer service possible.
We are so confident you will see the difference, that we extend a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our services. You do not pay until you are not 100% satisfied with our services! There is nothing more important to us than your complete satisfaction with our electrician, the quality of our work, and also, the manner in which we solve your problem!
Whether you requires the installation of a a ceiling fan, or help with lighting placement, our electricians are trained to handle all of your installation needs. Our lighting experts install chandeliers from big to small, and they specialize in snaking wires into walls where other, inexperienced companies say it is impossible.
Troubleshooting & Repair
We have experienced every type of electrical problem imaginable. Even a minor problem could develop into a major problem if not taken care of. If you are having a problem, call Small Jobs Electric ® today at (813) 968-5856 or (727) 447-1978.
Having a spa is like having a year round vacation in your own back yard. It is a place to escape the cares of the day and spend some quiet time alone or with family and friends. Proper installation of the electrical wiring is especially important with family and friends using your spa. To insure that it meets current electrical safety standards, hiring a qualified Electrical Contractor that is licensed, bonded and insured is a must. You can enjoy your hot tub with the knowledge and peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe from electrical hazards.
Installing security lighting in your home can help to reduce the risk of break in. It can be a good deterrent to prowlers, who operate under the shield of darkness.
Motion sensor lights are sensitive devices that detect motion and automatically flood the area with light. Digital timer switches offer control of both interior and exterior lighting. Programmable for multiple on/off cycles each day, they provide you with the ability to set up your lights for automatic control and provide a lived in look, even while you are away.
What is it? Knob and tube wiring is the original wiring method used from the late 1800’s until approximately 1945. It is a system that involved stringing individual conductor insulated wire across porcelain insulators called “knobs,” and through other porcelain insulators called “tubes.”
Is Knob and Tube wiring safe?
There are a number of concerns with knob and tube wiring. Here are some:
- It is an ungrounded system, which provides a greater chance of shock or electrocution and of damage to sensitive equipment.
- It is very old wiring, and in many cases has deteriorated, cracked or missing insulation, which can lead to fires.
- It is common to find that newer wiring has been improperly connected to knob and tube wiring by amateurs, resulting in dangerous conditions in the form of shock hazard, reverse polarity problems, switched neutrals, overloaded circuits, and fire hazards, to name just a few.
Just like other components of your home, such as your roof, air conditioner and plumbing, there comes a time when replacement is necessary. That time has come for knob and tube wiring. So to answer the question “is knob and tube wiring safe?” – The answer is “NO.”
What can you do about it?
In our opinion, rewiring the home is the only solution that correctly addresses knob and tube wiring.
If your home has knob and tube wiring, and you are concerned about the safety of your electrical system, contact Small Jobs Electric and arrange for an assessment.
Most people buy an Emergency Standby Generator once in a lifetime. Here is the information you need to get the right one. When you lose power it is often when you least want to go outdoors. Modern society depends on a reliable and stable supply of electrical power. For this reason, each year thousands purchase standby generators to protect themselves, their families and their businesses in the likely event of power failures. Here are some tips…
Portable vs. Stationary – Let’s Compare
A portable has to be brought out of storage and moved to where you need it. It must be refueled frequently. Portables are universally fueled with gasoline, a fuel that requires safe storage and extra care in handling. Portables have small tanks and need refueling every few hours. Also, gasoline does not store well for extended periods, and even with additives it is only stable for a few months.
Portable generator owners usually employ a series of extension cords to connect the generator to specific items in their house, such as a refrigerator, lights, computer and TV. Although this method works, it is most practical for outages of very short duration.
Stationary – Automatic Standby
With a Stationary Automatic Standby Generator on duty, you and your family can stay warm and dry in your home instead of battling the elements to start your portable generator.
An Automatic Generator employs an automatic transfer switch with monitors the incoming Utility company power supply, starts the generator, and transfer the load automatically. Upon return of utility power after the power outage, it automatically transfers the load back to the utility power supply, continues to run the generator for a brief cool down period, and then shuts down the generator. It is ready for the next power outage.
Should You Get An Electrical Inspection? Any home more than 40 years old, changing owners, or that has had major renevations, should receive a comprehensive electrical inspection according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International.
Your standard home inspection will inspect the property for structural defects, as well as plumbing, electrical, and mechanical problems. But keep in mind that property inspections are just surface inspections. Light switches will be flipped. Wiring in the attic will be looked at. But you should have someone look a little bit further.
What does your electrical inspection mean? It means that we will check for loose-fitting outlets; check the fuse boxes and circuit breakers. Everything electrical is tested and double-checked.
Why should you bother? Electricity is a powerful force that leads to another powerful force, fire. There are more than 165,000 electrical-related home fires in any given year. On average, 900 people lose their lives to these fires each year.
When was the last time you checked your electrical system? Do you check for frayed or overheated circuits? Do you put too high of wattage light bulbs into your lights?
Join us on the tour of your property. Ask questions and have us explain what we are checking and why. The information can help you in the maintenance of your home’s electrical system.
Keep in mind that electricity isn’t something to play around with. You shouldn’t use 100-watt bulbs in a 40-watt fixture. Don’t run extension cords heavily all over your home. Check your smoke and C.O. detectors and replace their batteries regularly. Have your home inspected, and prevent any problems before they have a chance to catch a spark.
Did you know that smoke inhalation while sleeping, is a major cause of death in house fires? This is preventable. Consider changing your older smoke alarms with newer ones.
Did You Know? Many homeowner’s insurance policies DO NOT cover lightning strikes? Many insurance companies give a discount for homes that have surge protectors.
- 20 energy spikes per day hit the average home.
- A lightning strike up to one mile away can do damage to your sensitive equipment.
- Furthermore surges also travel through your phone lines, and cable/satellite lines.
- As a result damaging power spikes also occur WITHIN your home’s wiring as well.
- You get up to 30% more life out of your appliances and equipment if you use surge protectors.
You may ask: Why do I need special protection from surges?
Utilization of technology that did not even exist five years ago is causing electronics to become increasingly sophisticated. Even small voltage changes can damage these items. Part of the danger, is that the damage from small surges can add up over time, and furthermore may eventually shorten the life of your equipment or even destroy it.
What does a Surge Device protect?
The whole house device is the first stage. It will help protect household appliances. It has up to a lifetime warranty and protects up to $75,000 of connected equipment. The second stage is the plug in surge strips to protect smaller appliances and sensitive electronic equipment.
As long as you have both stages, hence you are getting the best protection available. As with just about everything, there is a high-end and a low-end to surge protectors, and you typically get what you pay for. Low-end surge protectors offer very little protection, and the circuits are prone to quick failure. Our surge strips have a lifetime warranty and are not available in stores.
Solar Electrical Services
Small Jobs Electric ® provides quality solar installations for your home or business. Call (813) 968-5856 or (727) 447-1978 today to find out how installing solar energy can reduce and/or eliminate your power bills! Read more…
We install many chandeliers, and partner with companies such as Aladdin Light Lifts and Murano. We are professional installers, and receive recommendations from other companies because we have the experience and knowledge necessary to properly install your chandelier or light lift. Read More…
Electric Car Charging Station
With gas prices seemingly on the rise, and the survival of our planets valuable resources always a hot topic, many people have chosen to make the move to electric cars. With these types of cars, consumers need a way to not only charge them, but for this to be done safe to ensure the proper operation of your vehicle. Read more…
Electrical Panels and Upgrades
Are your circuits overloaded? Does your home still have an old style fuse panel? Has your insurance company refused to renew your home insurance policy? Your home may be in need of a service panel upgrade. Modern circuit breaker panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels. Read More…
You can call our office and speak with a live person, not an answering machine. We know that it is never a convenient time for an electrical emergency to occur, because of this we strive to assist you as fast, and efficiently as possible!
Please contact us today, for further information about how we can assist you.
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