Frequently Asked Questions

Call us today for straightforward answers to all of your electrical questions. We proudly serve Merrimack Valley, North Shore, and Southern NH.

At Modern Electrical Services, we always take the extra step to help our clients in Haverhill, MA, make informed decisions. We understand that electrical systems can be confusing, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked questions and answered each one for your convenience.

There are a few things that can cause a breaker to trip, including:
  • Too many appliances running at the same time
  • A short in the system
  • Overloaded circuits
  • Wiring issues
  • A faulty breaker panel
If you're experiencing breaker problems, contact us so we can troubleshoot the issue.

A faulty outlet can stem from different issues like loose connections, damaged wiring, or even a short circuit. If you're having trouble with one of your outlets, it's best to call a professional electrician to diagnose the issue and make any necessary repairs.

What breaker panel you need depends on factors like the amount of electricity you use, the type of wiring in your home, and the age of your electrical system. Our experts can help you determine what size breaker panel is best for your needs.

No, a surge protector is different from a surge suppressor. A surge protector is designed to protect your electronics from voltage spikes, while a surge suppressor protects your wiring from damage in the event of a power surge.

There are very rare cases where outdated or faulty surge protectors caught fire. If you want to be safe, only use models with an Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) seal of approval. These surge protectors will help keep your electronics protected and your home safe.

If your generator refuses to run despite having a good amount of gas, it may be an issue with the carburetor. Other possible issues also exist, like a clogged fuel filter or bad spark plug. If your generator is giving you problems, give us a call, and we'll help you get it up and running again.

Electrical issues can be dangerous, so it's best to call a professional electrician to troubleshoot them. We at Modern Electrical Services use a comprehensive diagnostic process to solve any electrical problems your home might face. First, we'll ask you some questions about what's been going on and when the trouble started. Then, we'll do a visual inspection of your electrical system to look for any obvious issues. Next, we'll test your wiring and conductivity with special equipment. Once we've narrowed down the cause of the problem, we'll provide you with a lasting solution.

These are just a few of the most commonly asked questions we encounter in Haverhill, MA, Merrimack Valley, North Shore, and Southern NH. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at 978-852-0560. Our team at Modern Electrical Services is always happy to help!