ED MERRY MASTER ELECTRICIAN INC.
Professional Electrical Troubleshooting and wiring
SERVING CAPE COD
From Plymouth to Ptown we've got you covered
We specialize in troubleshooting, repairing, and installing electrical wiring. We install new wiring for Residential and Commercial applications. We work with Sunwind LLC to install Solar Photovoltaic arrays. If you have a need to repair your electrical system or make additions to it, we can handle most small to medium scale jobs. Working with my partner Becky for almost 20 years has made us a great team to service most of your electrical needs. We offer personalized, honest, and top quality work. Liability and workers comp. insurance proof is available on request. We are friendly and keep your home clean while we are working in it, so please don't feel reluctant to call us. We'll be happy to help you solve a problem over the phone whenever possible.
Mon: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Weekends by appt.
NEED HELP WITH COMMON PROBLEMS?
WHY DO MY LIGHTS SOMETIMES GET MUCH DIMMER OR BRIGHTER THAN NORMAL
If your lights are dimming more than normal it might indicate a bad connection somewhere on the circuit. If multiple circuits are affected and some lights are getting brighter than normal, you could have a bad connection on your outside service cables. Call your local utility company first to check power to your meter socket. (Eversource if you're on Cape Cod) A common problem is tree branches falling on overhead cables and pulling them out of the connectors. The next most common problem we find is corrosion on aluminum connections in the meter socket or panel. A load test is the most accurate way to find a bad connection to your electrical meter. If everything checks out with the utility company then call an electrician to check for loose connections or corrosion in the electrical panel.
I HAVE AN OLDER STYLE BREAKER THAT TRIPS QUITE OFTEN
This type of breaker is probably overloaded with more items than it was intended to operate. Example: 15 amp lighting breaker trips. Do a thorough check to see what's gone out. If you have appliance nameplates that add up to 15 amps or more you need to run an additional circuit to split the loads. (maybe 2 AC or heat units) Also check behind dressers for broken lamp cords and receptacles. If this isn't the case have an electrician check the busbar connection to the back of the breaker for corrosion.
I HAVE A NEWER STYLE BREAKER WITH A BUTTON THAT TRIPS RANDOMLY
If you have a GFCI (ground fault) breaker that's tripping check the outdoor receptacle covers for water intrusion into the receptacle. Or maybe a basement sump pump with a leaky cord. If you have an AFCI (arc-fault) breaker check your appliances like vacuum cleaners and other brush style motors that might create an arc when running. Check for multiple automatic lighting controls like motion sensors and wi-fi controlled switches. Some of these may be using the ground instead of a neutral connection in the switch box to carry the load current for the device. Too many hot to ground loads can cause a GFCI or AFCI to trip.
WHY DO MY SMOKE DETECTORS GO OFF?
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