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Frequently Asked Questions

At Mr. Electric®, we pride ourselves on upfront pricing and guaranteed work. Because we know you want as much information as possible before you call out a service technician, we put together a frequently asked questions section to help fill in the gaps. We tackle some of the basic questions, such as how much we charge for service and some important points on different types of wiring. If you think there is a question we should add to the list, fill out the Ask A Question form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Lighting Guide

Looking for some fresh ideas to brighten up your home? Mr. Electric can help you transform each area of your house by upgrading your lights! From landscape lighting to basement lights and everything between, our Lighting Guide has pro tips for selecting and placing the right fixtures and bulbs throughout your property.

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Glossary

The glossary is a collection of the most frequently used terms on the site and in a potential service call. Don't worry if you don't know the electrician jargon - your local Mr. Electric technician will always explain the electrical issue, the repair or replacement they recommend, and the price clearly before any work begins.

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Helpful Resources

Mr. Electric is the expert on your electrical repairs and installations, but there’s lots more in the world of electrical knowledge. We gathered a list of useful guides and links about electrical safety, codes, regulations, devices, and energy savings to help round out your electrical system knowledge.

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Christmas Light Safety Tips

Most consider Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year. In winter months, countless people suffer injuries from slips, shocks, burns, and rooftop mishaps. In especially bad cases, poor Christmas décor choices even harm houses. Thankfully, the holidays don’t have to be a disaster. By following a few simple safety tips, you can have the holiday you’ve always wanted.

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Essential Guide to Ceiling Fans

Many homeowners don't give ceiling fans much thought until they stop working. But a good ceiling fan can make a notable difference in your comfort, the quality of your lighting, and even your electric bill. To help you better understand how to identify and resolve issues with your ceiling fan, we've put together a series of answers to some common questions, some benefits of ceiling fans, and a list of resources to help you with all your ceiling fan needs.

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Outdoor Outlet Not Working?

As a general rule, we expect all the outlets in our homes to work when we need them. Of course, that’s not always the case, and some outlets break more easily than others. Of all the outlets in a home, the ones that are most likely to have issues are outdoor outlets. In fact, you could have a broken outdoor outlet right now and not even know it. But when the time comes to throw a backyard bash or set up some power tools, you’re sure to notice. To prevent you from running out of power when you need it most, here’s a quick guide to maintaining outdoor electrical outlets, as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Why are the Lights Flickering in My House?

In order to know whether the flickering lights in your home are being caused by something innocuous or are the sign of a major problem, you need to know about the different causes and what to look for. In this article, we’ve put together a helpful list of the many possible causes of flickering bulbs and how to resolve them. We’ll also answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to this issue.

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About Mr. Electric

Established in 1994, Mr. Electric® is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at almost 200 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of the Neighborly® family of service franchises.

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