Residential Electrical Services
Homeowners face many electrical issues that can be challenging and frustrating without the help of a trusted professional electrician. Mirsky Electric will help you recognize and understand your electrical needs so that you can relax with confidence and assurance in the solutions we provide.
Home Safety Checks
Upon completion of each job, your electrician will perform a quick safety inspection to ensure your home is up to code and free of electrical hazards.
- Checking breaker box and tighten connections
- Check meter base to ensure proper grounding and verify proper G.F.C.I protection in required areas.
- All other observable electrical hazards will be reported to you.
Just need a second opinion from a professional? Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free home inspection and estimate. Our advice is all yours!
We Specialize in Older Homes!
Early twentieth century homes are plentiful in the Seattle area. The Mirsky Team has expansive experience working with these older electrical systems and has mastered the skill required to fish wires through lathe and plaster walls. We will methodically work through your home to minimize damage and visibility of our work and renovations on the job, leaving your home feeling safe and undisturbed.
Knob & Tube Rewiring or Replacement
If you’re the owner of one of these older homes, you most likely still have Knob & Tube or “Open” wiring throughout your home. This system consists of two wires, live and neutral (no ground), with insulator knobs for isolation and ceramic tubes to line holes through wooden studs. Although it is outdated, this form of wiring can still be safe and functional. However, with today’s technological advances and electrical usage it is recommended to most homeowners considering renovations to rewire their home for a grounded electrical system with dedicated circuits.
Knob & Tube Facts:
- This system is only rated for 15Amps, it should be protected by a 15Amp fuse or circuit breaker.Devices rated for more than 15Amps cannot be used with Knob & Tube wiring.
- If 3-pin devices are to be used on a Knob & Tube outlet, it is recommended that a G.F.I. be installed.
Circuit Breaker & Panel Repairs
Is your electrical panel box old and outdated? Do your lights dim when you plug in a large appliance such as a vacuum cleaner? Does your electrical panel make a crackling sound? Is the panel manufactured by Zinsco or Federal Pacific?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this may be a warning sign that your electrical panel or your fuse box needs to be replaced. We install electrical panels made by the finest manufacturers, including Square-D and Cutler Hammer. We guarantee that all materials used will be as specified, and up to code. All electrical panel changes and upgrades are done strictly by permit.
Mirsky Electric can help you design and lay out a professional lighting plan for your kitchen, living room, art collection, basement, or any other part of your home. We have a vast array of fixtures to choose from, including recessed cans, chandeliers, sconces, pendants, cable lighting, under cabinet lighting, track lighting, and more. We partner with Lighting Supply, which helps us select the right fixture for the application. We have extensive experience installing the best quality brands, including Juno Lighting, BK Lighting, Bega, Bruck, Hunza, Louis Poulsen, Murray Feiss, Seagull Lighting, Tech Lighting, Teka, Tivoli, Tokistar, and many more.
Are your lights flickering? Do you have some switches that are humming? Have you lost power in part of your home? Any electrical problems you seem to be facing can be solved. Let Mirsky help you quickly and safely troubleshoot your electrical system to find and repair them before they become a hazard or an annoyance.
Electric Car Charging Stations
As a company that supports the initiative to ‘Go Green’ we want to play our part in environmental awareness. We will install your Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)! Electric cars have become an environmentally conscious and reliable form of transportation for Seattleites. As our city grows and continues to populate it is important for us to evolve with it. These electric vehicles not only save fossil fuels, but use a renewable energy source, Seattle electricity! Thanks to Puget Sound Energy, Seattle has been running on hydro-powered electricity for over a hundred years. We want to support you in your effort to be environmentally conscious. Let us install your car charging station/s at your home or business and relax knowing you’re doing your part in keeping our city and our planet green and efficient!
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Unplug electronics, battery chargers and other equipment when not in use. If all Washingtonians unplugged electronics when not in use, it would be like taking 120,000 cars off road.
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Install new, high-performance windows to improve your home’s energy performance.
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Green Tip #2
Wash your clothes in cold water using cold-water detergents whenever possible.
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Raise your thermostat 5 degrees in the summer and lower it 3-5 degrees in the winter to save up to 20% annually. Upgrade to a 90% efficient heater and a 13 SEER or higher A/C system.
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Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when fully loaded. Fewer loads reduce energy and water use. Use the air-dry option instead of the heat-dry. Check and clean the dishwasher drain.
Green Tip #3
Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees and upgrade it to a more efficient system.
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Dimmers save electricity when used to lower light levels. Be sure to select products that are compatible with the energy-efficient bulbs you want to use.
Green Tip #8
Raise your thermostat 5 degrees in the
summer and lower it 3-5 degrees in the
winter to save up to 20% annually.
Upgrade to a 90% efficient heater and a
13 SEER or higher A/C system..