Finding a Responsible Homewood Electrician isn’t as easy as you would hope. No worries, we are here to help with over 20 years’ experience serving you. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to be in your home, they are courteous, will answer any question about your situation, and will even wear shoe covers to help keep your home clean. All backed by our 100% Personal Satisfaction Guarantee.
We provide the following electrical services in Homewood:
Electric Car Charging Stations
Pool and Spa
When you call SAFE Electrical Service or fill out our Contact form for electrical service, we will send a technician to your home who will diagnose your situation, explain your options in simple and easy-to-understand terms. They will provide you with the cost before they begin the work. This way you’ll have the information you need to make an educated decision.
We provide 24 hour emergency electrical, heating and air conditioning services to Homewood area residents. We have the experience needed in all aspects of the electrical, heating and air conditioning to fix whatever issue you might be facing, no matter when you call.
We have the most capable and reliable electricians and HVAC technicians in the Homewood area, with the know how and training so that they can handle any and all of your electrical, heating, and air conditioning needs 24 hours a day.
When it comes to protecting your computers, televisions, and large appliances we all want to be prepared.
How do we protect our home and appliances from surges?
There are a few things we can do to protect our appliances and homes from surges.
When you leave the home for more than a couple hours such as overnight or for the weekend, unplug things like televisions, coffee makers, computers.
Invest in surge protectors.
Make sure to not to overload any outlet.
Invest in a whole home generator
Let’s look at surge protectors
When it comes to surge protectors there are a couple types available.
The cord extension surge protectors, which you may see on things like television sets, cable boxes, and computers.
The whole house surge protector which are installed in your electrical panel. These are installed to stop the surge from going through the whole house.
If you are interested in a whole house surge protector, you can call Safe Electrical Service or another licensed electrican who knows how to install these types of protectors.
Even if the directions look simple it is much safer to hire an electrical service to install these types of items.
The whole home Generator
The whole home generator will provide electricity to the home during power outages.
One brand that is very good and highly recommended is Generac.
As with the whole house surge protector, it is always best to hire an electrician to wire the generator to your electrical panel in order to make sure that the line is safe not only for your home but also electrical line workers during a power outage.
How do you know which to buy?
When deciding on what to buy it will depend on several factors
Do you suffer many power outages or surges in the area you live?
Do you have many large expensive appliances to safegaurd?
When it comes to computers; do you want enough time to shut down the computer safely?
During a power outage do you have medical equipment that you need to run?
Do you want to keep food frozen and cold?
These are all things that must be considered when deciding on a surge protector or a whole home generator.
If you have medical equipment you need to run then the best choice just may be the whole house generator.
If you simply want enough time to shut down a computer and protect smaller appliances then a whole house surge protector may be the right decision.
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Safe Electrical Service has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.
This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.
“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the INSERT electrical companies in Chicago were able to do it.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.
For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.
“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”
Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.
Home lightning protection systems can help prevent your home or business being struck by lightning.
How the lightning protection system works
Lightning will follow a path to ground; these can be anything from lines for phone, cable, electrical lines, water, or gas, to structures.
Structures can be your home or a business and range from wood to steel.
What are the hazards of a lightning strike?
There are four general hazards of a lightning strike;
Damage to building materials
Damage to appliances
Will adding a lightning protection system prevent a lightning strike? No, but it could save your appliances and keep your home or business safe from damage to building materials.
Lightning Protection FAQs
Will having a home lightning protection system attract lightning strikes? No, but they cannot direct or influence where lightning hits.
Can just anyone install a home lightning protection system? No, you need to hire a pro like Safe Electrical Service to install the home lightning protection system for you.
Will any lightning protection work for my home or business? No, each system is specifically designed for the building.
What does a lightning protection specifically work for?
When it comes to lightning protection systems, they will protect the structure.
It will help prevent fire and building material damage during the storm.
What they will not protect is appliances; these things should always be unplugged during a lightning storm.
You can also get surge protectors for things like appliances such as televisions, computers, and small appliances; but again, these things should be unplugged during a storm.
Home lightning protection systems in Chicago
As Chicago receives a fair amount of lightning strikes, actually more strikes than other places, it is best to have a home lightning protection system installed on your residence or business.
This can help you save money from lightning strikes that cause damage to the building material or from a fire caused by lightning.
It will also help reduce rates on home and business insurance so long as your lightning system was installed by a professional.
Finding a professional
If you wish to find a professional in or around the Chicago area, you can call Safe Electrical Service or a licensed electrician.
When hiring an electrician you need to make sure that they have a good reputation. Check with previous customers and the BBB. Make sure to get a quote and time frame for the project.
When there is power blackout, generators can keep a home cool or warm, the kitchen cooking and phones and computers charging. Residential home generators sales usually spike during major storms which mean that most people buy them when the power is out. And most of these buyers randomly choose a generator that can serve the purpose and then have no clue on what to do with it once they get home and as a result most of them bypass recommended installation procedures. So how do you go about when thinking about a home generator?
Know Your Power Priorities
Generators are usually sold by wattage. How much voltage they put out not only determines how many appliances and lights you can run but also how well they can work. Chicago home generators and Safe Electrical Service provide typical wattage ratings for most devices and appliances to help you assess your power needs.
List what matters most. Some of the common essential appliances in numerous homes include the refrigerator, window air conditioner, portable heaters, computers, and lights. When going for a generator, reliability matters. Some models falter when the output is high while others overheat appliances. This is why going for a model that is effective with no flaws is important, models such as Generac.
Pick an Option
There are two kinds of generators; a stationery generator and a portable generator.
These generators usually cost more than the portable ones and require a professional in their installation. These generators have been designed in such a manner that they are able to start automatically when the power goes out and also run self-diagnosis and send alerts in case maintenance is required. Their output is approximately 5000-20000 watts.
Additionally, depending on your preference these generators can be fueled with propane or natural gas which makes them less risky as compared to those fueled by gasoline.
These generators are less expensive and can also be fueled with either gas or propane. As the name suggests, they can be used anywhere off or on your property. These models have electric starting which makes them easy to handle since all you need is just a press on the start button. However, unlike stationery generators, portable generators give an output of 3,000-8,500 watts which is not much and hence you have to regulate how many appliances you can run at the same time.
After you have decided on which generator best suits your needs, the best thing to do is find a contractor to help you install. The good news is there are several reliable electrical professionals out there, contractors such as Safe Electrical Service and Chicago Home Generators. Don’t allow yourself to remain in the dark!
Landscape lighting can be very beneficial for a variety of reasons, aside from just illuminating your landscaped areas. It can provide beauty, as well as functionality. If you are looking for professional landscape lighting contractors in the Chicago area, look no further than Safe Electrical Service.
Benefits of Outdoor Lighting
Safety and security are among the top reasons why people choose to install outdoor lighting. Zone lighting is the perfect way to light up your outdoor spaces for after dark use. This is extremely helpful along sidewalks, decks, pool areas, garages and entryways. Motion activated lights can add extra security to your home by deterring trespassing and theft.
Makes outdoor living spaces functional. This is extremely beneficial during for those warm summer nights. From playgrounds to gazebos, patios to swimming pools, we can illuminate them for enjoyable use after dark.
Aesthetically appealing. If installed properly, landscape lighting will accentuate rather than distract from your actual landscape. Highlighting certain areas of your outdoor spaces adds beautiful accents to your home.
Increases home value. Adding landscape lighting adds to the curb appeal of your home. Creating an ambiance with a splash of light make your home feel warm and inviting.
What We Offer
Our Chicago landscape lighting experts can help you design the perfectly illuminated outdoor area highlighting your yard’s most beautiful features. Here at Safe Electrical Service we offer our customers a wide variety of exterior lighting options. Our goal is to provide the highest quality services and products, to homes and businesses across the Windy City.
Some of our Chicago landscape lighting services include:
LED landscape lighting
Landscape flood lights
Outdoor ceiling fans
Outdoor pendant lights
Low voltage lighting options
There is a good reason why we are one of the top landscape lighting companies in Chicago. Our customers are our top priority. When our team is hired to design, install and maintain your lighting system, you can be confident you will be pleased with the result. We will work with you from start to finish on your electrical project, guaranteeing 100% customer satisfaction. We have been the preferred custom exterior lighting company for many local satisfied clients.
To learn more about our professional landscape lighting services in and around the Chicago area, give Safe Electrical Service a call today!
Charles, Noelle and the entire Safe Electrical Service team are not just the best electricians I have ever dealt with - they are the most professional contractors I have have ever dealt with.I had a project interrupted by Covid and the Safe team was very understanding of my situation. They treated me fairly and completed the work beautifully.They have done all the electrical work in my house now for about 8 years - and I cannot imagine hiring anyone else.
16:55 29 Sep 20
Charles and team were professional, on time and responsive in assisting me in getting my dad's electrical panel replced and upgraded.
16:14 25 Sep 20
We had a small outlet fire that led to us making a decision to get our entire home rewired and brought up to code. Let me first start with this company is OUTSTANDING! My experience was great from start to finish. I’ll start with the person on the other end of the phone, Noelle, she was very helpful with scheduling someone to come out, answering all of my questions, and was phenomenal with making me comfortable and easing the anxiety that comes along with trying to find a company you can trust for a project like this. Next is the master electrician/owner, Charles, professionalism and customer service at its finest! He came out, did a walkthrough of my home, and came back a couple days later to review options with my husband and myself. When it came time to do the work, the entire crew was respectful of my home, courteous, and professional. A true reflection of their owner/leadership. The icing on the cake was when the village inspector came out and acknowledged that they did a phenomenal job. My husband and I are rarely surprised and I must say the work Safe Electrical did exceeded our expectations. I cannot say enough good things about this company. We have already recommended this company to a few co-workers and friends who are in need of electrical work. I rarely write reviews but this is one was well worth it and I can only hope it helps others who are in need of an electrician make their decision.
20:13 30 Aug 20
Courteous customer service. I scheduled as appointment but canceled. I needed service immediately. I'd recommend them based on their customer service.
03:56 26 Aug 20
I love this place, no job is too little. Very efficient, prices are reasonable, Charles answered all of my questions and reassured me that he will help solve my issue and he did. Thanks again SAFE Electrical Service. I will be referring all of my family and friends.
20:16 24 Aug 20
I called several electricians in and around the Beverly area and many didn't return my call. Safe electrical returned my call, promptly scheduled service (I had to wait a week for service but it was not an emergency) and called when they were 15-30 minutes away to let me know they were arriving shortly. They corrected all broken outlets in my mom's condo and my mom said the electrician was kind and professional. I would highly recommend them.
20:36 11 Aug 20
I called Safe Electrical Services they set up a appointment window Mitch came out quoted the job of replacing and rewiring a burned out panel. He was very professional and personable as welk as courteous he thoroughly explained the issue and what he see as the probably and on the day we set up he and his coworker got right to work and explaining everything in full detail. I would definitely recommend Safe Electrical Service to anyone who have a need for quality professional service Tony
03:41 20 Jul 20
Mitch C. - knowledgeable, polite & professional! Plan to hire Safe Electrical again!!!
21:54 16 Jul 20
OUTSTANDING! Charles and his team are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and do amazing work! The team was very clean and polite, and made the entire experience a breeze! I would highly recommend for any electrical need you might have!
19:35 01 Jul 20
I can't say enough how great this company is. As first time homeowners we weren't sure what to expect when working with an electrician. They first did an inspection for us back in 2017 before we bought our house. They charged a fair price to do a walk through and told us what would needed to be updated. 3 years later we have work we need done in our basement (can lights installed, circuit box labeled, wire cleanup, etc.). Not only did the electrician, Charles, remember us, he even honored the quote he gave 2 years prior for the breaker box. He and his team worked all day at our house. The work was done timely and professionally. Fast forward to today, we've been having trouble with a breaker tripping when we use 2 appliances at the same time (we have an old house). We were able to get him out here within 48 hours to fix the problem. Great local electrician. We highly recommend!
22:57 26 May 20
Charles is the best. I've had him rewire three properties for me. Always done right.
01:18 10 May 20
Safe ElectricCharles was thorough in his inspection and explanation of his findings. He offered a few different options and prices which we liked. The work required cuts in the ceiling and wall. On project day his crew erected plastic which surrounded the entire work area to keep the house clean from dust. The crew was courteous throughout the project. Perfect…
20:44 06 May 20
We set up an appointment with another company to do some work in our home. After waiting all day they never came or called us back. Some one told us about Safe Electrical Service . When I called Charles answer the phone and I ask him if he could do the work. He was very nice and considerate. He told me he would send someone out the next day. Mitch and Michael were very Professional and very detailed. Michael put in reset lights, ceiling fan, doorbells, electrical outlets. Even clean up the area where they worked. I am so glad I called them.They are like family to me, and they made us feel the same way. They are also on time and reasonable.
13:15 18 Mar 20
We had an electrical emergency (bad wiring from previous owner) Charles was able to diagnose the problem and give us a range of options to fix the problem that still worked with our budget. He and his crew are thorough, friendly and respectful and they know their work. I have used the services of several electricians on the a southwest side, but Safe Electrical Service is now the first call I make for any questions or jobs.
19:10 10 Mar 20
I had moved to a home in Flossmoor that needed quite a bit of electrical work. I've worked with SAFE electrical for about 3 years for various jobs around the house. Charles is always very responsive, professional and polite. The electricians he sent to do the work were excellent and always pointed out other issues if they saw any - not in a sales sort of way but in an FYI way. Excellent service no matter the size of the job! Highly recommend.
16:07 10 Mar 20
Excellent in every aspect of their work. Our home is 35 years old and needed updating of electrical based on technology needs, additional outdoor needs for lighting, a pool and spa. Charles reviewed in detail what we wanted to achieve, offered some suggestions and then prepared a proposal covering everything we discussed. He and his team really over delivered on everything promised. Would retain their services again in a heart beat.
08:41 09 Mar 20
Charles and his crew were top notch. They were able to promptly find and rectify a dangerous issue in our home that led to multiple electrical problems. He pointed out the exact causes, which in our case were exposed and faulty wiring and improper circuit breakers in the panel box. The quality of their work is unmatched as you can clearly see the difference as they take you through step by step in showing what was done. They were very thorough, methodical, and courteous throughout the entire experience. I highly recommend Safe Electrical Service and will definitely call on them again if needed.
00:25 18 Dec 19
Highly recommend Safe Electrical Service; I bought a home and needed several jobs done. Mitch C. was the Lead Technician sent to look at the different jobs/tasks I was requesting and provide quote. He was able to provide additional information regarding what was needed now and also what I might want to consider given I plan to stay here a long time. He was very helpful, knowledgeable, and an excellent representative for Safe Electrical. I am confident when I need electrician services I can call them again or recommend them to friends and family.
13:28 12 Oct 19
They are extremely professional and did outstanding work when I needed my home electrical system updated.
13:42 28 Mar 19
Had Safe Electrical come out to do a 200amp panel upgrade & multiple EV charging runs to my garage with charging station installations. They handled all the permitting, the installation looks great and passed village inspection with flying colors. The price was very fair and the workmanship was excellent. Would highly recommend Charles and his crew for any of your future projects or electrical needs.
21:58 21 Mar 19
Great experience! My call was answered the very first time I dialed, my need was well understood, and an appointment was scheduled right away. Charles came out, gave me a reasonable estimate and in no time, he and his colleague came out and installed my basement outlets (I needed a both a 220 and a standard 120 outlet). Very courteous, high-quality service - I highly recommend Safe Electrical.
17:36 05 Mar 19
I called Safe Electric on the recommendation of a friend. We have an alcove room off our family room that had no overhead lighting. We were turning it into a home office. The ceiling in the room is vaulted and we were unsure what kind of lighting would be the most practical and aesthetically pleasing. I left a message and Charles called me back the same day. We talked on the phone and discussed possible options for the room. We set up a time for an estimate the following week. The input on options was very helpful and we ended up going with four canned lights in the vaulted ceiling. The lights had to be ordered and the finishing trim piece was on back order. Since we were anxious to get the work done Charles offered to have the bulk of the work completed and have the trim installed at our conveniance when it arrived. Everyone I worked with was very professional, personable, and I really appreciated how clean they left our house when they finished! We are really pleased with final results and will definitely use them for our next project!
14:42 12 Oct 18
My parents home lost total power while a contractor was using an exterior outlet. They smelled burnt odors and where unable to fip the breaker. I quickly searched for a 24/7 company with great customer feedback and choose Safe Electrical. Charles arrived within hours. He was able to safely restore power shortly after arriving and offered several options to correct the damaged system. His team spent two days installing the system changes and upgrades. My Mom was extremely pleased with the demeanor, professionalism and cleanliness of the crew. My Dad thought price was higher than he preffered to spend but I believed they were competitive for licensed professionals. Thank you for a pleasant experience.
20:30 08 Aug 18
The service provided by this company (Safe Electrical) is superbly outstanding. Charles answered my call and questions promptly along with Mitch & Corey. They all were professional, provided excellent customer service and they were prompt and tidy. I highly recommend this company and will reach out to them again if needed.
15:10 17 Jul 18
TOPNOTCH JOB!Mitch, Corey and Alex did a GREAT job for a GREAT price... Professional, Clean, Friendly, and QUICK... Not only did they do what was on the invoice... but offered and DID much more...they found problems along the way and fixed them at NO EXTRA charge ... I don't want to get them in trouble with the boss (lol) . . . but I am sure Charles is be hide their GREAT work ethic.
01:21 06 Jul 18
Charged $900 to screw in 4 post lanterns. The job took a little over an hour and he didn't even screw them in properly. Disgraceful service, highway robbery. Do yourself a favor and consult an honest electrician, one with integrity.
19:29 13 Apr 18
Charles and his expert crew, Alex, Corey and Mitch completed work for us that exceeded our expectations. They were professional and courteous. The only indication that they spent time here is the new fixtures they installed. Great job!
19:49 31 Jan 18
They were great, Alex found the problem and got us back up and working. Thank you guys for taking such great care of us.
19:34 02 Dec 17
I had Charles rewire and upgrade the electrical service for my whole house. The work done and the manner in which it was exceeded all my expectations.
20:47 24 Nov 17
14:24 01 Feb 17
We had Safe Electrical Service out to do some upgrades recently. We were very pleased with the service we received. We wanted several things done but were unsure about which to do first. Charles broke down the work into three proposals which made it easier for us to decide, based on our budget and needs. He also helped identify some safety issues with the current wiring and load panel, which we had him correct. His crew are all very professional and highly skilled. They did an amazing job installing recessed LED ceiling lights as well as extra outlets, dimmers, the circuit breaker panel, and even helped troubleshoot an issue we had with our rec room wiring. Safe Electrical Service is our go-to electrician from here on out! Thank you Charles!!!
19:06 29 Oct 16
I really recommend Safe Electrical Service. They had to dig a new pipe to the garage to have a 40amp plug for the juicebox (charger) for my electrical car. They did an awesome and super professional job.
22:53 15 Sep 16
Charles and Alex and his team were wonderful and very professional They work well and I would HIRE them again.
15:49 20 Jul 16
I had a serious problem with my outside meter. It was arching and causing a dangerous issue. I had two other electricians look and said it was Too Big of a job for them ! By chance I called Safe Electric. I met Charles who came in , looked at the issue and agreeded it needed to be done asap. Long story short , my entire house was upgraded and his crew could not have been more professional or trustworthy !! I cant thank them or promote Safe Electric enough !!
01:22 15 Jul 16
This company and Charles are truly a God send. Yesterday my parents had an electrical issue that scared me out of my mind. I immediately got on the internet and found this company. Charles answered the phone and responded to my behavior. An hour later CHARLES showed up himself and calmed me down yet again before fixing the issue. Charles you are great and if there is anything electrical that needs to be done you will ALWAYS be at the top of my list. Thank you!
20:39 28 Apr 16
We have had Safe Electrical out to our home several times now. They updated all the electrical outlets and changed out some wiring to make the home safe after we moved in. They hung several ceiling fans as well as light fixtures. They recently upgraded us to 200 amp service after a power surge went through our very old box. Charles and his team have always been nothing but professional and they always clean up after every job. When we lost power due to the power surge Charles walked me theough what to have ComEd check on their end and was out to the house that same day to get us power back up so we had heat that night. Once the parts were in his team completed the 200 amp upgrade in one day and they did an excellent job. I am glad I can count on Safe Electrical in the future for both emergencies as well as routine upkeep. Thank you to Charles and the whole Safe Electrical team.
23:35 25 Mar 16
Charles and his crew have completed over 40 electrical jobs for me in three years. YES 40 and i am always more than satisfied. I run Special Spaces in Illinois. Special Spaces is a nonprofit that decorates dream bedrooms for children with a life threatening illness. Sometimes it is a simple fix like hanging a chandelier but many times what should be simple is actually much more complicated and Charles and his staff always know how to fix it and always do it in a safe, economical and clean fashion. I can honestly guarantee that you will not be disappointed and am confident enough to say contact me for a personal review on my facebook page! They are that good! Kelly Knox