Stott Brothers Electric FAQ

Have a question about electrical repairs or contracting? Stott Brothers Electric has the answer. Check out these FAQs and give us a call today for more information and an estimate!

As with many complex systems, the cost of an electrical repair varies based on the demands of the job, including the materials and labor needed. Stott Brothers Electric is always ready to provide an estimate on repairs. We’ll give you an up-front, flat-rate price, and we’ll keep you informed throughout the process.

Safety is always a concern when working around electrical systems. Stott Brothers Electric recommends that you always hire a professional for repairs and installations. We’re fully licensed, and we have the training, tools, and knowledge necessary to make sure the job is done safely and correctly, all in a timely manner.

There are several reasons an outlet may stop working, including a loose connection, tripped circuit breaker, or poor installation. For safety reasons, Stott Brothers Electric recommends calling a licensed professional electrician to properly diagnose and repair the problem.

Broadly, you should call Stott Brothers Electric whenever the electrical system in your home or business is not functioning correctly. Common reasons include the following:

  • Fuses often blow or breakers frequently trip
  • Switches, power points, or any other surface electrical systems are warm to the touch
  • Lights flicker unexpectedly when using appliances
  • Rust is visible on your house’s main electrical service panel
  • Your home is 10 years or older and your electrical system hasn’t been updated

The term “short circuit” is often applied (wrongly) to any electrical malfunction. Specifically, a short circuit occurs when the electricity flows outside its intended path with little or no resistance. The most common cause of a short circuit is bare wires coming into contact with each other or a wire connection coming loose. Short circuits can lead to sparks and fire, so it’s important to call Stott Brothers Electric for professional repairs as soon as you can.