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How to know when you need to hire an electrician:

You've lost power.
If you have lost power, chances are you need an electrician.  However, the problem might be something simple.  You want to try a few simple remedies first.  If you have lost all power, check with FP&L because it may be an outage in your area.  If you have lost power in only part of your house and you have a breaker box, find the breaker for the affected area; if it is off, turn it back on; if it looks on, turn it completely off and then completely back on.  Sometimes a breaker looks "on" but is partially tripped.  If the loss of power is limited to a specific area in or near a bathroom, check your GFI outlets (the ones with the "reset" button on them) and be sure the button is pressed in.  If none of this applies, give us a call -- sometimes we can talk you through another solution.  If not, we'll schedule an appointment and take care of the problem.
You have a fuse box.
Yes, you need an electrician to change out your service to a breaker panel.  A fuse box was nice 40 years ago, but it can be a fire hazard now and is not safe for you and your family.
You bought a new water heater.
You need a plumber to install the plumbing, not an electrician.  We can help with the electrical connection, but first hire your plumber and then give us a call.
You hired a handyman to repair your {insert anything electrical here} and now something is wrong.
Yes, you need a licensed electrician.  But not us -- we specialize exclusively on breaker panel replacements, fuse box replacements, service upgrades, and portable generator connections.


"You have my personal guarantee:  when I finish your job, you will be happy."     Keith Harrod, Owner and Master Electrician

You bought a generator and need to connect it to your house.
You made a good decision!  Well done.  Now you need an electrician to install a generator transfer switch.  Give us a call.
FP&L came and disconnected your electricity.  (Or someone stole your meter box.)
You need an electrician.  We will coordinate with FP&L to determine the cause of the problem and what needs to be done.  You almost certainly will need a permit.  You absolutely must hire a licensed electrician, as FP&L will not restore power until after an inspection has been done by an electrical inspector on the electrical permit.


Contact us to schedule a free estimate or a repair appointment.  

Email:  keith@essexelectricalservice.com     Phone:  954.980.0820  

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You have another question.
Give us a call!  Sometimes we can talk you through a temporary solution on the phone.   Sometimes we cannot.  But we'll give you the straight scoop and if you choose to hire us, we'll schedule the service appointment at a convenient time for you and get the problem fixed.



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