Archive for July 2018

Electric Colorado Springs: Repairs, Security and Lighting

WireWorks are Colorado Springs’ premier electric contractors. We work tirelessly until you’re happy, on both small jobs and large. Interested in electric Colorado Springs? Then take a look at what we can do for you, below!

Electric Colorado Springs

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Electric Colorado Springs

Our master electricians are some of the best in the Colorado Springs area. We work on a variety of electrical and lighting projects, including:

  1. New construction wiring
  2. Service/repair
  3. Remodels and additions
  4. Electrical panel upgrades
  5. Yard lighting

Electrical panel upgrades are especially important in older builds. They allow you to make the most of your home, and replace old panels that weren’t built for modern life. You might also need a more powerful electrical panel if you’re planning on an extension.

Repairs

You should never, ever put off electrical repairs- even if they’re minor. Needless to say, but wiring faults can be exceptionally dangerous. They don’t typically necessitate that you replace your entire wiring system, though. Just one short section is typically enough. Here are a few signs that you might need electrical wiring repair:

  • A strange, almost fishy smell. That’s the smell of electrical arcing
  • Feeling a shock when you touch a switch
  • Noticing that your breakers trip or your fuses blow more often than usual
  • Smoke
  • Discoloration on or around your switches and outlets

If you’re not certain whether you need repairs or not, it’s better to be safe than sorry. As we said above, frayed or broken wiring can be exceptionally dangerous. Electrical faults cause 51,000 fires each year, and almost 500 deaths. That’s no small number, especially considering that the majority of electric Colorado Springs repairs are so minor and affordable, even if you contact contractors like us.

Home Security

At Wire Works, we’re experts when it comes to home security. Unfortunately, there are around 16,500 ‘property related crimes’ in Colorado Springs each year. That’s 35 per 1,000 residents! Improving your home security system is normally enough to completely safeguard your property- the moment a thief spots that your house is properly protected, they’ll start looking for another house. So how can we help?

  • Lights… Having even just a small amount of movement-activated lighting is normally enough to deter most burglars. Making it obvious that it’s there, i.e. with a sign, also helps. Either way, if a thief knows that they’re going to be lit up when they’re trying to do their ‘job’, that’s enough to convince them to try a different house!
  • Cameras… Cameras go hand in hand with lighting. If the thief is still fool enough to try and steal from your home despite the lights, the cameras will mean you can identify them, even if they get away. Our cameras are wireless, easy to install, and affordable. You can even watch them from your computer, laptop or tablet so long as you have an internet connection.
  • Action! Last but not least, you have to think of your alarm system. The sound of an alarm isn’t just to alert you and your neighbors that there’s somebody there. It also confuses and distracts the thief. This can help you and your family get to safety, and gives you time to call the police.

So… Lights, camera, action! These three home security tools are more than enough to keep your home and family safe. We can help you with each of them, by sourcing the products, installing them, and helping you figure out how they work.

Home Theater

On a more pleasant note, we can also help if you want to set up a home theater. The right lighting and the right sound are essential if you’re thinking of setting up a home theater. Whether you’re thinking of a surround sound system, a wall mounted TV or a projector, we can help get the job done. So why should you consider electric Colorado Springs contractors instead of doing the job yourself?

First off, let’s get something straight: if you want a home theater, you don’t want to settle for anything less than the best, right? So let’s say you buy a big screen TV, an expensive sound system, some luxurious seats- great. But when you’re setting it up, you realize something: there are bunches of ugly wires here, there and everywhere! As electrical contractors, we can either run the wire through the wall, or use cable management to keep your home theater tidy.

Next, we don’t just help with installation. We can help you source your equipment, too, if you’d like. We only source the very best products, and at good prices too. And once we’ve installed them, we can help you get to grips with them, too.

Commercial Electric Colorado Springs

We also work with on commercial electric Colorado Springs business owners can be proud of. In the past, we’ve worked with:

  • Offices,
  • Spas,
  • Medical Complexes,
  • Industrial Buildings,
  • Sports Bars,
  • Restaurants,
  • Schools,
  • Libraries,
  • Shopping Stores,
  • Manufacturers & Factories,
  • Artist Studios,
  • Clubs and Gyms

You wouldn’t believe how much the right lighting can help your business. It makes your shop look warm and inviting, or relaxes the mood in a restaurant. It can make your gym seem energized and your sports bar the ideal place to watch the game. And for any business, the right lighting makes your business a better place to shop and work.

Give Us a Call Today!

So, if you’re in need of electrical repair or extensions, give us a call today. We’re BBB (Better Business Bureau) rated, and fully licensed and insured. That’s not to mention that we offer a free consultation, no matter what the job. So give us a call today at (719) 492-6955. We promise we won’t leave you feeling disappointed!

 

Why Should You Hire a Colorado Springs Licensed Electrician?

So, you’ve got some electrical work that needs doing around your home. It could be anything – from installing new lighting, to fixing an electric heater. Whatever the project is, should you attempt it yourself? Or should you hire a Colorado Springs licensed electrician?

There are pros and cons to taking both routes. However, when it comes to electrical work, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. It may seem appealing to attempt DIY work around your home, but is it worth the risk? If you aren’t a fully trained electrician, you could end up causing damage or hurting yourself.

There are five very good reasons why you should hire a Colorado Springs licensed electrician. Before you decide to attempt anything yourself, read our article. We’ll take you through these reasons so that you can make an informed decision.

Reason 1: Quality

One of the most tempting reasons for carrying out electrical work yourself is the cost. Many people like the idea of saving money by doing it themselves. After all, purchasing the materials and tools often work out cheaper than hiring a professional.

However, electrical work is not like regular DIY work, such as building bookshelves. If you aren’t a trained, qualified professional, you may not know how to spot a problem when you see one. It might be hard to tell if you’ve fitted something incorrectly. If you do something wrong, it’ll come at a cost. You could risk causing serious damage to your home, or even starting a fire. The amount you’ll spend on fixing the damage may end up being far more than what you’d have paid for a professional.

A Colorado Springs licensed electrician will complete the job to a high standard. Although you may pay more than doing it yourself, it’s well worth it.

Reason 2: Safety

Working with electricity is extremely dangerous. Everybody knows of the danger of electrical shocks and fire. However, would you know what to look for? A layperson – someone who isn’t a qualified electrician – may not be familiar with important electrical safety regulations. It’s not just a case of not mixing electricity with water, and covering plug sockets if there are toddlers in the house. There’s so much more to it than that.

For instance, many people don’t know that a loose wire inside a switch could potentially cause a fire. How do you know if you’ve tightened everything enough? And are you familiar with the proper protective equipment to wear when working with electric?

Licensed electricians are fully qualified to carry out electrical work. They’ve taken qualifications in electrical safety, and are familiar with all aspects of safe electrical maintenance. You can be sure that if you hire a Colorado Springs licensed electrician, you and your family will be safe.

Reason 3: Time

The third reason to hire a licensed electrician is that it saves you time. An unqualified layperson may take a lot longer to carry out electrical work than a professional.

It’s easy to imagine that something “simple” like installing a new light switch will be a quick job. But if you aren’t sure exactly what you’re doing, you may be surprised. Electrical work can be tiring, difficult and frustrating (even for the professionals, sometimes). If you do something wrong, the electrics can’t tell you why they’re not working. Sometimes, a job that seems like it’ll take half an hour can take a layperson days to get right.

Hiring a licensed electrician means you’re free to carry on with your life. While they work, you can spend quality time with your family. Run errands, look after children, or get on with another job around the home. Although you might spend less money doing it yourself, your time is worth more. A professional electrician will get the job done faster than someone inexperienced. This will give you more time to continue with the rest of your home renovations.

Reason 4: Insurance

Now to get on to the less obvious reasons. Have you thought about how attempting electrical work by yourself might affect your home insurance?

Working with electrics is not like working with wood, or laying a carpet. If you’re not a qualified professional, you may invalidate your home insurance by attempting it yourself. Many insurance companies will only cover you if all electrical work in your home is carried out by a licensed electrician.

Even if you do a great job, electrical appliances and wiring can develop spontaneous faults. If a fire starts in your home, your insurance company will want to know why. When they find out it was caused by an electrical fault, they’ll want to know who carried out the work.

A Colorado Springs licensed electrician will provide you with proper records of the work. So if anything does happen, you can prove the work was carried out by a licensed professional.

Reason 5:  The Law

Finally, it’s time to consider the law. In the United States, you can’t just carry out electrical work in your home at you please. What you can and can’t do by yourself varies from state to state. The state of Colorado requires homeowners to apply for permits for some types of electrical work.

If you carry out electrical work without seeking the proper permit, you might be breaking the law. When you come to sell your home, you’ll bear the brunt of this mistake. The buyer will want to proof that all electrical work was carried out by licensed electricians with the proper permits.

Hiring a licensed electrician will take all of this off your shoulders. They’ll obtain any required permits before they start the work, and provide you with a paper trail should you need to prove this.

Contact WireWorks today if you need a Colorado Springs Licensed Electrician!

If you need any electrical work doing in your home, contact Wire Works today. We’d be happy to chat with you about your requirements and give you a personalized quote. Our team of licensed electricians will be happy to work with you to the highest standard. You can be sure you’ll get the quality that you pay for.

 

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270 Brandywine Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 492-6955

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