Friday, March 8, 2019

Carlsbad Windmill Spinning again By Solomon Electrical Services



After being dormant for years, Solomon Electrical Services working on the New Carlsbad , California Windmill Food Hall project by Businessman/Restaurateur James Markham, has revived the old Pea Soup Anderson's Windmill.

Monday, February 18, 2019

6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires

You might think we discuss electrical safety to excess here on this blog. But we’re not just blowing smoke! There are over 25,000 or more electrical fires reported every single year in the United States. The most common causes of these? Mishandling of electrical devices! Safety is huge, and even a minor mistake can leave you with property damage or far worse.
That’s why at Solomon Electrical we place your safety as a top priority. Follow along today while we detail the most effective methods of minimizing your electrical fire risks.

Use These 6 Tips to Avoid Electrical Fires

Don’t worry—we’re not about to tell you that you need to do something crazy like invest in a total home rewiring (unless you’re in serious need). Most of these tips are simple and easy to follow:
  • Never overburden an outlet. We understand that you have oodles of appliances and electrical knick-knacks in your home. But circuits are only designed to handle so much, and they aren’t going to stop you from trying to plug one last thing into that outlet. But an overburdened outlet can easily start a fire. If you need more electrical access, use safe surge protection devices, or simply get more outlets installed.
  • Pay attention to outlets near water sources. Kitchens, utility rooms, and garages should be equipped with GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) outlets that are safe to use around water sources.
  • Don’t leave electrical devices unattended. We’re not asking you to stand guard over your PC or television at all times, but it’s wise to never leave things like space heaters running when no one is in the room. And this goes double for appliances in the kitchen—the number one place home fires start!
  • Never leave flammables near cords, outlets, or heat sources. Be aware of where drapes or carpets might fall near your electrical devices. Electricity generates heat, and while in most cases the amount is mild, even a steady warmth can lead to ignited flammables if left alone for too long.
  • Get rid of under-performing appliances. Does your box fan spark every time you plug it in, or is your microwave tripping a breaker every time it runs? Get rid of that appliance! Things like these are time bombs waiting to happen, and just because nothing has gone wrong yet  doesn’t mean nothing will. There’s a reason they’re called accidents!
  • Seek routine electrical safety and code inspections. There are tons of little things to keep up with in a home, and it’s unreasonable to expect you to know exactly how old your wiring, smoke alarms, appliances, and lights all are. That’s what professional inspections are for! Experts have the tools and training to check all of your electrical systems in a matter of an hour or two. It’s a small cost for tons of protection, so be sure to get a routine service set up.

Electrical Safety Services & Inspections with Solomon Electrical

Our experts never want to hear that one of our clients had a horrible electrical fire that could have been avoided. We offer a full range of electrical support, repair, and replacement services. Please, take advantage of what we have to offer and keep your home and family safe!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

When is 20% off not a good deal?

It amazes me when I see competitors advertising high percentage off...20% off...deals...when compared to a company that is not inflating their prices and giving you a good deal from the start....

For example, for what we charge for troubleshooting 129$ plus most minor repairs between  60$ and $95 for a total of between 189$-224$.......the 20% off guy starts his troubleshooting at $400 with 20% off 80 dollars off so troubleshooting at $320..its almost 75-100$ more than what are troubleshooting and repair would come to.  Panels changes can be $3000-$4000 with the 20% off it would be $2400-$3200... where our panel changes are between $1500 and $2000 you would save between $900 and $1200 dollars.  If your getting a big job done....does not hurt to ask for a second opinion. I always tell customers check around...if a customer calls me and describes his or her problem and what the tech is proposing for a repair, I'd gladly give my honest advise, if its a good deal I tell them it is.  But most of the time when you run to the 20% off guy...no names mentioned....its not a good deal.  I have had many customers tell me of what high prices they want, so be aware of the percentage off guys.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Zinsco Electrical Panel Problems

Lately we have seen a lot of Zinsco electrical panel problems.

Zinsco & Sylvania (Panels that were produced when Sylvania took over the Zinsco brand) Zinsco panels and Sylvania panels from the late 1970s and early 1980s when Sylvania bought out Zinsco have an inconsistent history of various problems associated with them. Typically, the panels are outdated and even dangerous by today's standards. Zinsco and Sylvania panels are no longer manufactured, and while some replacement parts might be available, they might be difficult to find and expensive to buy. Zinsco circuit breakers may fail to trip in response to an overcurrent or a short circuit. A circuit breaker that may not trip does not afford the protection that is intended and required, creating a fire hazard. Simply replacing the circuit breakers might not be a reliable repair. There appears to be no official recall on these panels, mainly because the companies that made these panels are out of business.
Below is a Thermal Image a home inspector took at a recent home inspection of a Zinsco electrical panel




Shown is the places where the breakers connect of pinch the bus bars are showing overheat, which usually means that the breakers are arcing to the busbars.



To Learn more about Electrical Panels and other Types of Dangerous Panels Contact Phillip @ Solomon Electrical Services, for a electrical safety inspection.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Check these LED bulbs out.....at Dixieline stores

Was buying a bullet proof gate latch pull wire kit at Dixieline and ran across these very affordable LED bulbs.  SDG&E is subsidizing part of the price and they are $7.99 for a BR30 recessed light style bulb the previous low price I could find on these was at cost co for $10.99 and Home Depot at $19.99

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Recent Trouble Call for The San Diego Electrican


 Electrical fire caused by a loose wire.
This outlet was found in a san diego pizza business.  It was caused by a
loose wire on the outlet from a soda machine cooler.  Had the outlets
been checked the loose wire would have been found and corrected. 
We find loose connections make up a large percentage of the problems
we find from loose wires on outlets to loose wire nuts to loose wires at
circuit breakers.  Luckily the business was open and when this wire and
outlet started smoking the person at the business called the fire
department and it was quickly extinguished.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lets Get This Blog Show On The Road

So here we have had the SES, Solomon Electrical Service's blog active since 2011 and now lets start posting more often.....My side kick and business partner.....Phillip "Lil Bird" Solomon, otherwise known as my son, or Junior (Jr) took an unfortunate fall and twisted his knee so he has been side lined since April....so I am going to put him to work keeping the blog updated and post a lot more often...stay tuned to more facts and information and just the wacky things we see in the Electrical world working as your San Diego Electrician.....