Frequently Asked questions

💡When do I need an electrician?

Any time that you are having an electrical issue, you should contact an electrician. Most electrical issues are too complex to be DIYed and you can end up doing more damage than good. In addition, some issues require a permit to fix them.

💡Will my quoted price change?

No. We believe in fair pricing and that means having flat rate prices on our services. Unless the scope of the job increases, what you are quoted will be what you are charged.

💡How do I reset a breaker?

To reset a breaker, make sure that the breaker is turned off. It can be hard to tell if a breaker is tripped or just in the neutral stage, which still affects the breaker’s functioning. So, to be sure, turn off the breaker and then turn it back on.

💡What are signs of issues in my breaker panel?

Two of the common issues that breaker panels have are overheating and making noise. In both cases, they need to be replaced immediately as they could cause serious electrical issues. If you notice either of these, call On Call Electricians immediately.

💡Why do some of my outlets within the same room work and others don’t?

There are several reasons that one outlet can work and others won’t. In some cases, it could be that there are separate circuits and one is not working. In some cases, the outlet could just be bad or old and worn out. The best way to figure it out is to call On Call Electricians to come check it out!

💡What is a GFCI outlet?

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) is an outlet that automatically turns off when sensing a short circuit. GFCIs are required in wet areas including kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and outdoors. They have two buttons – ‘Reset’ and ‘Test.’

💡What does it mean if a light is flickering?

Flickering lights can be caused by a loose lightbulb or a loose circuit connection. If multiple lights are flickering, turn them off and call On Call Electricians right away.

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On Call Electricians is a small, local, family owned business based in Manassas, Virginia. With 29 years of experience in a broad spectrum of electrical issues, we are committed to providing comprehensive services that are on time, up to code, and have no hidden costs.

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On Call Electricians is a small, local, family owned business based in Manassas, Virginia. With 29 years of experience in a broad spectrum of electrical issues, we are committed to providing comprehensive services that are on time, up to code, and have no hidden costs.

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