Making your life better with motion activated lighting systems. Dark mornings and evenings or walking into a unlit room can be an unsafe situation. SAFE Electrical has received a lot of questions regarding motion activated lighting and its benefit’s. Let’s talk about the definition of each of these systems so you understand how they work. Flip style or toggle switches are just that, when you want light on you find the switch and flip it on. This is an easy concept but not always convenient. Example: Most of the time when we leave our homes, we leave the front porch light on so when we return, we can see our way back in safely. This is fine if we do not worry about our electric bill, but what if there was a solution to having safety and not having to pay for it to be on all day. What if there was a way to have lights come on in a room where we carry things (like the laundry basket), How about when we let our pets out and have a light on to make sure they are safe, or a stairway that illuminates like a movie theater so you don’t miss a step, now that would be safe and convenient! That’s the power of technology working in your home to keep you safe. That is what a motion lighting system can do for you. Motion activated lighting turns on when you walk through its sensors to give you the light you need to see when it’s dark. Professionally installed motion lights do not stay on when there is enough light to see or if there is no motion activating them. They only turn on when you need them, saving you money while keeping you safe.
The next time you find yourself in the dark or with your hands holding something and you need the lights on, think of SAFE Electrical and have one of their Qualified Electricians help you out.
When it comes to appliances, they make life a lot easier. Whether it’s a full range appliance or a high-speed, high-powered oven, they make life better than you could ever imagine. However, people often forget that you need appliances in the first place before anything positive can happen. So in order to go about getting appliances installed, you need to go out of your way to not only seek out the best installation specialists but also, finding professionals that know how to properly install appliances that will be beneficial for you and your family. Whether it’s Chicago or elsewhere, there are plenty of other places that can benefit from finding the best installation technicians possible.
Identifying the Best Appliances
When it comes to dryer, oven, or range installations, it ultimately doesn’t matter what precise appliance you’re looking for. It’s very vital that you not only get a very well-made appliance, but it’s also tremendously critical to get an appliance that will have all of the features that will give you precisely what you need. Make sure that prior to ever planning on getting anything installed, ensure you’re analyzing the appliances in great detail. It’s very difficult for a lot of people that are not tremendously informed, but if you take the time to research features and options, you’ll realize very quickly that most appliances will give you exactly what you need and what you’re looking for. Once you’ve done that part, then the “fun” part starts. Installation, no matter what appliance you’re doing it for, requires a professional technician to handle the job. So if you’re in Chicago here are the best ways you can identify a service that can give you the technical expertise you’re looking for when installing a new appliance.
Finding Good Technicians in Chicago
When it comes to finding the right technicians for the job, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you need be sure that you’re seeking out individuals with technical expertise that is pertinent to the appliances you’re looking for. These appliances, as simple as they might seem, require a tremendous amount of technical know-how and ability in order to properly install them. Be sure to only seek out technicians that can prove they are certified and trained to repair the appliances they’re trained on. By keeping these simple things in mind, you’ll make a tremendous amount of progress for the long run.
Whether you’re living in Chicago or somewhere else, it’s important to keep in mind that one of the most important infrastructures you can have in your city (as well as your home) is electrical infrastructure. This is very critical to keep in mind because, without a doubt, all of your electronics, appliances, computers, and other electronics rely heavily on a functioning power supply in your home. If this supply is compromised, you’re going to not only have a decreased quality of life, but it can also be an expensive and frustrating situation. Rather than having that predicament show up, there are several ways you can utilize an in-home inspection to effectively improve and change your feelings of anxiety to peace of mind.
First and foremost, a good inside inspection of your home’s electrical set-up is always a great way to gain peace of mind. Too often, a lot of people assume that by not being diligent, you’ll be able to overcome any issues that might otherwise come about if someone is not taking initiative. This is simply not true. If you’re serious about really feeling confident in your home electricity set-up, you need to take charge (excuse the pun) and get a home inspector to come in and check things out. In Chicago, there are plenty of phenomenal, high-level electricity professionals that make qualified assessments. Not only will they let you know if your older home needs some improved infrastructure, they can check-in and give you a situation report as time goes on. This is very critical to ensuring that you’re doing everything you possibly can to improve the way your grid operates. In other situations, it’s also possible to see where there are stop-gaps in the electrical grid.
Assessing Before a Sale
If you’re a homeowner that is imminently looking to sell property that you own, it’s also very important to have a check-up performed so your prospective buyers can have peace of mind. All too often, a lot of homes that people purchase don’t necessarily come without issues. One of the most common issues is poorly functioning electrical features. Rather than running the risk of not being able to sell a property, you can have qualified professionals come in and take a look. This is very important for passing home inspections.
Overall, whether it’s for your own home or a future property sale, rest assured with an in-home inspection.
Hanging Christmas and Holiday Lighting is a magical time no matter the date when they come during the year. One thing synonymous with holidays are lights, they have become part of ushering the holiday cheer. Chicago is one of the most magical places to be during the holidays, and it adds to the nights light up with lights hanging from houses. However, the lights installation can be a tricky affair for inexperienced home and building owners, and it is wise to hire help to hang the lights on your behalf.
In this guide, we look at the tips to help you in getting reputable companies and individuals to do the hanging of Christmas and other holiday lights in Chicago.
There are always those homes and buildings that always have impeccable lights hanging from the outside of their houses, and they look spectacular. One of the tricks they have up their sleeves is hiring help for the hanging of the lights. Take a ride or walk around the City of Chicago and enquire on how they hung the lights. This research will provide you with the contacts of the individuals and companies who can do a similar job or even better depending on your budget. This will also bring you closer to the people in your neighborhood.
You can also take the research online, and you will find businesses who specialize in the hanging of lights for Christmas and other holidays.
Registered and Licensed Hangers
One of the crucial things to consider is the integrity of the hangers. Chicago has a log of all the registered and licensed light hangers, and it is important to visit the local Chamber of Commerce to do a background check on the individuals and companies. It is also important to review their insurance coverage. This is a vital component since the job involves going up ladders and dealing with electricity. In the case of an accident, you will be indemnified from the costs that follow the accidents, as well as for lost or broken household items.
The entire process will require that you open your home to the people helping you hang the lights. By asking for referrals from the people in your neighborhood, you will get to understand the level of professionalism of the hangers, and you can take your pick based on who has the highest degree of professionalism. The last thing you want is missing items from your home and compound or badly hung lights; this can dampen the holiday cheer.
In conclusion, ensure that you go through the trending holiday lights designs with the individual or company helping you to hang the lights. Professional Christmas and other holiday light installers will create an environment that lights up the mood, as well as create lasting memories.
SAFE Electrical Service can help you with your Christmas and Holiday Lighting needs.
As daunting as it seems, whole house rewiring is a large project that is becoming more and more necessary in Homewood, IL. Due to the ages of the older homes and the increasing power requirements that today’s electronics have, rewiring your whole house is the best way to make sure that you are safe, up to code, and able to use all of your gadgets that you want. While this project seems daunting, hiring an experienced electrician will make it run smoothly.
Lack of Outlets
If you find that you don’t have enough outlets then that’s a good sign that you might need to rewire your home. Older homes often only have one per room, while proper service dictates an outlet every six to eight feet. If you only have one in each room you will need an electrical upgrade.
Even some homes built forty years ago are not able to keep up with the electrical demands that people place on them. Wiring without PVC coating is popular in Homewood, but it is prone to deterioration. Electricians can check your wiring and let you know if your home would benefit from being rewired.
If you notice that you are having more and more blown fuses and dealing with your breaker tripping then you need to check your wiring ASAP. These are signs that the stress from your appliances is just too much for your wiring to handle. Even small signs, like the lights flickering regularly, means that you are dealing with power surges due to electricity demands.
If you know that you will be selling your home then rewiring the house is a great way to increase the value. Homes in Homewood can command a high price due to their location and beauty, and you don’t want your asking price to be lowered due to old wiring. You’ll increase the market value and make sure that the house is as safe as possible for the new owners.
It’s important to remember that while rewiring your house is a large undertaking that comes with expense, doing so will make your life easier and safer. You’ll be able to enjoy using all of your favorite electronics and won’t have to worry about tripping the breaker right in the middle of the big game. Call us the experts in Homewood, IL and find out how we can easily bring your house up to code.
We are excited and happy to announce, we are now providing residential and commercial electrical services in Flossmoor and Homewood for area residents and businesses. We have the experience needed in all aspects of the electrical to fix whatever issue you might be facing, no matter when you call.
Finding a Responsible Local Electrician isn’t as easy as you would hope. No worries, we are here to help with over 25 years’ experience serving you. Our electrical 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 Flossmoor and 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 services in Flossmoor and Homewood for area residents and businesses. We have the experience needed in all aspects of the electrical to fix whatever issue you might be facing, no matter when you call.
We have the most capable and reliable electricians in the area, with the know how and training so that they can handle any and all of your electrical needs 24 hours a day.
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