FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1What is your warranty on parts and labor?
Our warranty for all work installed is one year on parts and labor. Any material provided by customer does not carry the one-year warranty.
2What is GFI/GFCI?
Ground Fault Circuit interrupter. A receptacle that is designed to protect against electric shock when using electrical devices near water.
3Where should GFI/GFCI receptacles be installed?
Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and outdoor areas including garage. They are recommended to be tested monthly.
4Do smoke detectors expire?
Yes, the smoke detector should be replaced every 10 years from the date of manufacture. The manufacture date will be printed on the back of each detector.
5What does tamper resistant mean?
A shutter mechanism inside the receptacle blocks access to the contacts unless a two-prong plug is inserted. They were designed to prevent small children from inserting foreign objects into electrical receptacles.
6What is an LED light?
Light Emitting Diode. LEDs produce brighter light than other types of bulbs and use less energy. LEDs come in a variety of colors and are also dimmable.
7What is a ballast?
The ballast regulates the current to the lamps and provides sufficient voltage to start the lamps typically with fluorescent lighting system.
8What is a surge protector?
A device which protects electronics and appliances in the home from damage by high voltage electrical surges. Typically surge protectors are installed on the main electrical panel and other sub panels.
9Should I hire an electrician for ceiling fan/light installation?
Yes, according to Florida Law (DBPR) “If you pay someone to perform even the simplest of electrical work, such as connecting two wires, you must hire a licensed electrician” That means no installing ceiling fans or replacing lighting fixtures.
10What is an AFCI?
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter. Trips or shuts down power to a circuit when it detects electrical arcing. Common causes of arcing include faulty and frayed lamp/appliance cords, faulty or overheated extension cords, lose connections in outlets, switches, light fixtures or even a nail/screw inadverently driven into a wire.