Electrical Repair Professionals Near Williamsburg, VA

Call a professional electrician you can trust, and depend on.

Every homeowner will eventually encounter an electrical problem that requires the attention of an experienced electrician. If you need electrical repairs for a residential or commercial property in Newport News, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, or anywhere else in the Hampton Roads community, the team at Colonial Electrical Services can help. We have experience with all types of electrical repairs, from broken outlets and light sockets to repairing wiring systems after major storms and floods.

At Colonial Electrical Services, our team has the experience to successfully and properly repair any electrical problem. Whether you need an outlet moved or a ceiling fan replaced, we have the expertise and training to do the job efficiently and to code. Call Colonial Electrical Services today.


Common Electrical Problems Requiring Repairs

Some electrical problems result from accidental misuse of a structure’s electrical system, such as placing a larger load on an outlet than it can safely handle or using the wrong type of connection for an appliance. Other problems arise from natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, and severe storms. Some of the most common electrical repairs we handle at Colonial Electrical Services include:

  • Flickering lights during high winds, a problem commonly caused by frayed wiring in the outdoor fitting for the structure’s power supply.
  • Missing GFCIs. Some older homes may not have ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), which shut down circuits in milliseconds when they detect contact with water and prevent electrocution.
  • Over-wired panels. A structure’s power panel can only handle so much. If careless electrical technicians have overloaded a structure’s panel, it could easily lead to dangerous overloads or failures.
  • Outdated wiring. Some older homes and commercial buildings have outdated wiring that will eventually become serious electrical fire hazards.
  • Loose or ungrounded receptacles. If your devices fall out of your electrical sockets, the sockets may have loose contacts. Ungrounded or two-prong receptacles do not have any way to conduct stray currents that escape connected wires.
  • Dead outlets. A tripped connection or breaker can potentially lead to arcing, the most common cause of electrical fires.
  • Warm outlets. Except for dimmer switches, electrical outlets and switches should not become warm at all. These issues require immediate attention.
  • Frequently tripped breakers. This issue commonly appears when a circuit is overloaded and using too much electricity.
  • Physical damage from storms. Virginia is a coastal area, and severe storms are common throughout the state. If your home suffers storm damage, it’s likely that the power system sustained damage as well. We can diagnose and repair electrical problems caused by physical damage to your home or business.

These are just a few of the most common issues we help Virginia property owners solve. Our team understands that not every property owner will be able to identify serious power issues immediately and may dismiss some of these problems as minor inconveniences. However, we urge all property owners to contact us if they detect any issues with their electrical systems, no matter how small, just to be safe. 


Home Wiring

Your home is teeming with wires. Wires are running through your walls, ceiling, and even outside your house. Wires transport electricity from your electrical panel to the relevant places around your home. Your wires work hard, and they must be taken care of. Damaged wiring is one of the most serious faults in a building. Frayed wires can start fires when they are overworked and overheated. 

If you haven’t checked up on your wiring for a few years, you should call an electrician as soon as possible. Your wires could be in a bad condition and impact your family’s safety. If your outlets are warm to the touch or releasing a burning smell, you should have your wiring inspected. Another sign is flickering lights. This could mean that your wires are loose. Our local electrician professionals can take care of all your wiring repairs without a fuss!

Electrical Panel Repairs

Your electrical panel is responsible for distributing electricity throughout your home via wires. Without your electrical panel, electricity would not be accessible from multiple points in your home, such as outlets, switches, and lights. Electrical panels aren’t used as often as other electrical components, so it’s easy to forget about them. However, if your home is experiencing any electrical problems, there is a chance that it could be your electrical panel. 

If your electrical panel is over 20 years old, now may be a good time to have an electrician inspect it. When your breakers trip more often than they used to, you need electrical panel repairs. There may be a way to repair your electrical panel before jumping into a replacement, which can be expensive. However, if you should require a replacement, our technicians will ensure that your new electrical panel is installed correctly. 

Electrical Troubleshooting

You may be familiar with troubleshooting your computer and coming up short. Well, electrical troubleshooting is nothing like that. Electrical troubleshooting is a method of investigating the condition of your electrical system to find the cause of any electrical malfunctions. When our electricians inspect your home and troubleshoot your electrical system, they find the source of your electrical problems. They will be able to find a solution to your problems so that you can enjoy your electricity and feel safer in your home.

If you are experiencing frequent power surges and other unexplainable electrical malfunctions, be sure to give us a call. You should never neglect your home’s electrical system. When your circuit breakers keep tripping, that is your home’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Contact an electrician before something is damaged permanently, or worse, it leads to a fire. 

Lighting Repair

Do your lights flicker when you turn them on? Are you replacing your lightbulbs too often? While it is normal to replace lightbulbs from time to time, if you are doing it too often, something is definitely wrong. Loose wires or faulty connections can cause your lighting to flicker or dim uncontrollably. Perhaps your outdoor lighting has been damaged by the last storm to hit Virginia. 

No matter what problem you are experiencing with your lighting, you can count on us to find an affordable solution. Our team thrives on solving problems and providing families with functional electrical systems. We understand how important it is to have working lights in your home. Poorly lit rooms are bad for your eyes and can even be a safety hazard if you can’t see where you are going. Call us for the best lighting repairs in Virginia. 

Outlet & Switch Repair

Your outlets make it possible for us to connect to the electricity running through our homes. They are almost like bridges that cover the gap between our wires and devices. You could not use electricity without a reliable outlet. If your outlets are showing blue sparks when you switch them on, you should trip your circuit breaker and call for emergency electrical repairs. 

Have you got GFCI outlets installed in your home? If your answer is no, you should consider installing them to enhance the safety of your home. These devices are especially beneficial for rooms that come into contact with water. Faulty outlets can lead to electrical fires. Don’t neglect your outlets when they show signs of damage. Call us at the first sight of outlet and switch problems. We are here to help you!

Commercial Electrical Repairs

Your business is your baby, and we understand that – we feel the same way. No matter what business you have, you likely rely on electricity in some way or another. Whether you have a factory that produces goods, a law firm, or work from home on your laptop, electricity makes it possible for you to operate. When your electrical system is out of order, it can put a hold on your daily tasks. We understand the frustration of dealing with a faulty electrical system while trying to meet your deadlines.

At Colonial Home Services, we will help you to run your business. With our unbeatable commercial electrical repairs, you won’t be out of practice for long. We will also ensure that your building is electrically compliant so you can pass all your building inspections. Your staff and clients will feel much more relieved when they know that your business is free of electrical malfunctions. They will know that you are reliable and trustworthy to provide for their needs, just as we will provide for yours. 

Generator Repair

Generators may be the fine line between sanity and insanity when you experience power outages. Your generator keeps the lights and other necessary devices fully powered when the rest of the town is dark. We understand that you may rely on your generator for business operations as well.

Colonial Home Services will ensure that your generator is in tip-top shape to perform when the lights go out in the city. You will still be able to enjoy your TV, lighting, and other devices despite power outages. Give us a call today for the best generator repair services. It is our goal to keep you powered no matter what!


Working With Colonial Electrical Services

When you need assistance with a power issue on your property, choose an experienced electrical repair service that can solve the problem quickly and safely. Colonial Electrical Services has more than 40 years of experience handling all types of electrical repairs for our customers in Newport News, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, and the rest of the Hampton Roads community. 

Contact Colonial Electrical Services today for more information about our experience with various common electrical problems and schedule your repair service.

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

Read what customers had to say about our Home Services:

They show up when they say they will and get the job done right. I recommend them to anyone in need of electrical service including my family and friends.

Neda P

Always professional, courteous and work completed on time. A must add to your address book for any electrical service you may need.

Richard Hamers

We will be calling Colonial for ALL of our future electrical requirements. Thanks again Colonial for providing such quick & professional service

Ben K.

I was very impressed with their professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend or use them again.
Thank you again

Heidi V.