Dedicated Electricians in Atlanta and Surrounding Area
Serving the People of Georgia for Over 15 Years
Installations, Repairs, and Replacements
Our certified experts are trained to manage a wide range of electrical services, including repairs on existing wires and fixtures, replacements of outdated parts, and new installations. If your project involves electricity, we can assist.
Our team of professional and reliable electricians will ensure the job is completed using high-level safety standards and meets current building codes. The next time you are confronted with an electrical repair or are unsure how to install a piece of equipment, you can count on Kalahari for swift service and a quality finish.
Facing an electrical emergency? Don’t hesitate to call Kalahari for an immediate and professional response. An electrical fire or sudden loss of power to your individual home can’t wait until the next business day for resolution. We are ready to inspect, diagnose, and repair whatever is causing your system trouble so your home can get back up and running as soon as possible.
How You Can Make Your Electrical System Safer
Because we use our electrical systems every day, we may not realize how delicate they actually are. While electrical systems are designed to withstand a fair amount of use over the years, eventually wires wear out and electrical panels no longer meet modern demands. How can a homeowner support the safety and longevity of their electrical system? Here are a few of our top suggestions:
Install a surge protector.
Surges occur within your electrical system more often than you think. Many times, these surges are small enough that they are undetectable by homeowners. Nonetheless, they still cause wear and tear on your system over time.
Large surges are often due to an external factor, such as adverse weather, or from an internal overload of the system, such as using too many high-powered devices at once. When this excess power reaches your outlets, it can cause irreparable damage to whatever is plugged in at the time. Surges can cost a family thousands of dollars for replacements when they damage expensive electronics and devices.
A surge protector can prevent surges from damaging your electrical system by stopping the flow of electricity before it travels too far down the line. Our experts can carefully install this device right into your panel, so your whole home is covered and the surges are blocked from the start. Because a surge protector’s job is so important and improper installation can lead to irreversible damage within the system, we highly recommend using a certified professional for installation.
Schedule an inspection.
Electrical systems don’t last forever. In fact, safer and more efficient wiring techniques have made older systems inefficient and downright unsafe for continued use. Older homes may be at risk of serious electrical emergencies if they are still operating with an electrical system from 50 or more years ago.
Knob and tube and uninsulated aluminum wiring are prevalent in older homes. You may not know what kind of system your home is operating with until you have your electrical inspected by a professional. If you are concerned about the safety of your system, or you have noticed odd occurrences when using your electricity, you may want to schedule an electrical inspection sooner rather than later.
If your home or business is operating with faulty wires or a fixture was improperly installed, our experts will spot it and offer a safer and more efficient solution for repair. You can protect your family and your customers by making sure your electrical system is up to code and fully functional with Kalahari inspection services.
Have a backup generator handy.
If you have ever been caught in a storm without power, you know just how quickly things can get uncomfortable. Instead of staying fully stocked on flashlight batteries, candles, emergency provisions, and other supplies at all times, you can grab yourself a backup generator to keep your home functional when power lines are down.
Homes and businesses have unique needs when it comes to backup electricity. That is why our professionals will work with you to find the perfect system for your requirements. Our experienced electricians can help guide you to the best system, plus properly install and maintain the generator, so you can have peace of mind knowing your home or business is covered during the next big storm or power outage.
Replace old panels.
Older electrical panels may not be supplying your home with enough power to run all of your modern appliances and devices. If you are constantly flipping breakers, do yourself a favor and upgrade your panel for improved performance. If you recently built an addition to your home or upgraded to automated and smart devices, your panel may not be able to keep up with the increase in demand. Benefit from reliable electricity in your home with a newer and more efficient panel installation from our experts.
Make sure smoke detectors are functional.
Smoke detectors are important to have in working order when there is a fire emergency. One of the top reasons for home fires is faulty wiring in the electrical system. It’s a good idea to test your smoke detectors at least once per year. If yours isn’t working, you can trust our electricians to come perform a thorough examination and repair or replace the unit to keep your family protected in the event of a fire.
In large office buildings, the smoke detector may be the only indicator for someone that there is a fire. Keep your employees and patrons safe with regular smoke detector maintenance and inspection from our trained experts.
Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Space
With thousands of lighting options on the market, it can be overwhelming to know where to start when choosing new lighting for your home or business. From statement pieces to energy-efficient LED lights, our electricians have experience installing and repairing a variety of lighting fixtures. We can help you find the exact right lighting solution for any indoor or outdoor space you are wanting to illuminate.
Indoor Lighting Installation
Indoor lighting is often both functional and aesthetic. It serves to illuminate dark rooms and can be used to create a specific ambience. Although indoor lighting seems simple, a wrong voltage can cause major issues for an electrical system. Before you make the switch to LED lights, have our electricians inspect your wiring to make sure it can handle the upgrade.
Installing chandeliers and ceiling fans requires structural support and may also necessitate complicated wiring techniques. If you are installing a new fan or large lighting fixture in your home, call Kalahari for professional assistance.
Outdoor Lighting Installation
Outdoor lighting can be creative as well as functional. You can include security lighting around the perimeter of your home or business and install pathway lighting to increase safety around your building. Our experts can also plan an outdoor lighting design that highlights the exterior of your home and will give it a whole new look in the dark. Get creative with your outdoor lighting with help from our experts.
No matter how simple or complicated your lighting project may be, our certified professionals can handle it. Call us for safe and beautifully installed lighting services today.
How to Tell When Your Outlets Need Upgrading
Outlets are a basic part of your electrical system. They are essential for powering most electrical devices and appliances in your home. People don’t often think about their outlets unless they suddenly stop working. Before an outlet goes bad, it may give a few warning signs that something is wrong.
- Do you see sparks almost every time you plug something into an outlet?
- When you plug something in, does it feel loose inside the outlet?
- Can you smell a burnt wire odor when you plug something into an outlet?
- Can you hear a buzzing or crackling sound when something is plugged into the outlet?
- Do your breakers flip often?
- Are there scorch marks around the outlet?
All of these can be signs that you may need to upgrade or repair your outlets. Connections should feel tight and you should see any sparks when using your outlets. Three-pronged outlets are now the standard for homes and businesses. If your home still has any two-pronged outlets left over from years past, have our professionals quickly swap them out in as little as a day.
If you own a business or rental property, we can come inspect your outlets and make sure they are up to code and meet all safety standards. Bathrooms, kitchens, and washrooms should be fitted with GFCI outlets for the protection of your family, residents, or patrons. These types of outlets cut the electrical flow in the presence of water, which can save a person from electrical shock, as well as save your electrical system from damage.
You don’t have to live with faulty or malfunctioning electricity anymore. Whether you need to swap out a single outlet or your whole electrical system needs to be replaced, you can count on us for safe, efficient, and professional service every time.
From the Owners
Our customers here are our number one concern: we treat them as if it was our own home. We pride ourselves on being on time. We give a standard hour window and work to meet you within that time. One of the owners, Joseph Cloer or Jan Rossouw, normally answer the phone so you do get to talk to an electrician directly and discuss your problem with us so we can give you advice over the phone. We have a saying here: we would rather over-do it than to have to do it over. If you are in need of an electrician, give Kalahari a call. We will take care of your residential, commercial, and emergency electrical needs.
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