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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your most common questions on our FAQs page. Laughlin Electric provides clear, detailed information about our electrical and plumbing services to help you understand and make informed decisions.

General FAQs

Laughlin provides comprehensive electrical, plumbing, and home entertainment services, including installations, repairs, upgrades, and maintenance. We also specialize in custom lighting systems, solar systems, EV charger installations, and smart home system setups.

Yes, all Laughlin technicians are fully licensed, insured, and highly trained to ensure the highest quality of service and safety for your home. Our electricians possess C-10 Electrical Contractor’s Licenses, Lutron Installation Certifications, and Journeyman Electrical Certifications, while our plumbers have C-36 Plumbing Licenses.

Laughlin offers 24/7 emergency booking services for electrical, drain cleaning, and plumbing issues. We answer our phones 24/7, so feel free to call us whenever you need. Your emergency service will be booked as soon as possible according to the your local area location hours.

Yes, we offer a guarantee on all our services, and our work is backed by a warranty to ensure long-lasting results.

Yes, we offer comprehensive maintenance plans for most of our services to ensure your electrical, plumbing, and home entertainment systems are always in optimal condition.

You can schedule a service appointment by contacting us through our website or by calling our customer service line. We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs.

Laughlin is committed to providing premier services focused on quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Our highly skilled and certified professionals are fit to handle any job. By staying true to our commitment to quality, we promise to get the job done right the first time. While other companies may be concerned with securing as many jobs as possible in one day, our biggest goal is to provide excellent service to our clients.

Circuit Breaker FAQs

If your electrical panel has never been replaced and you’re constantly flipping breakers, it may be time for a replacement. Additionally, if the breaker feels hot to the touch or smells like it’s burning, it is a clear indication that it needs to be replaced.

Circuit breakers can last 30 to 40 years. However, if you are experiencing frequent issues with your breakers, it may be a sign that they need to be replaced sooner.

An overload is caused by too much power draw, which trips a breaker. If this becomes frequent, additional circuits can be added to your home to separate high-energy appliances and prevent overloads.

A short circuit occurs when aging wires become loose or worn, causing a hot wire to touch a neutral wire and disrupt the current’s path. If the appliance’s cord isn’t damaged, it is a sign that the cables behind the wall need maintenance.

Home Generators FAQs

A whole-house generator in Santa Barbara ensures that your home remains powered during outages caused by natural events like storms or earthquakes. It provides a higher wattage capacity to support all essential appliances and systems, offering seamless and automatic backup power. This means that when a power outage occurs, the generator detects the interruption and activates within seconds, restoring electricity to the entire house without manual intervention, which is particularly beneficial in areas prone to power disruptions.

Yes, {fran_brand_name provides comprehensive generator services for both portable and whole-house generators in Montecito, Goleta, and the surrounding Santa Barbara areas. Their experienced team can guide you through the selection process, manage the installation, and ensure that your generator is properly connected to your home's electrical system, including securing necessary permits and setting up an automatic transfer switch if required for whole-house generators.

Choosing between a portable generator and a whole-house generator for your Santa Barbara home depends on your specific needs and budget. If you require backup power for your entire home and want an automatic response to power outages, a whole-house generator is ideal. However, if you only need to power a few devices and prefer a more budget-friendly option, a portable generator might be sufficient. Laughlin Electric can provide personalized advice to help you make the best decision for your situation.


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