FAQ'S

The Flash Electric, a friendly, family-owned electrician business here in Athens. Servicing clients across Athens, Watkinsville, Winder, and beyond, we are your residential electrician specialist. We promise you won’t find an electrician who does a better job for less!

No one can take care of your electric needs better than we can. Do you have an outdated panel? Need to rewire a room—or your entire home? Have a breaker that’s giving you grief? Trying to tackle these issues on your own is not only complicated and time-consuming, but it can be dangerous. The Flash Electric will take care of it all, so you never have to worry if you’re doing it right or if you’re making a mistake! Our friendly technicians will come right to your home to diagnose and fix all of your electrical problems. Our knowledgeable techs will troubleshoot then make the necessary repairs for you so things can get back to normal. No issue is too big or too small. With years of experience in the industry and by keeping up to date with the most modern electrical practices, we promise that you are always getting the best service possible!

When you give us a call, you will be connected directly to our owner, so you can expect immediate attention to your inquiry.
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When not properly installed or attended, faulty lights and lighting fixtures throughout your home often pose problems and can become dangerous fire hazards. Many people love filling their homes with bright lights and lighting fixtures, however many do not insert the proper bulbs during installation. Some lighting fixtures cannot handle a certain bulb wattage which, in extreme cases, can lead to a fire. Before changing your light bulbs always check a fixture’s maximum wattage and never install a bulb that is beyond that recommended amount.

Before you go out and purchase energy efficient products that are both expensive and oftentimes unnecessary, take small steps in your everyday life that in turn will limit the amount of energy your home uses everyday! When you’re not in a room simply turn off your lights. The same goes for everyday appliances such as washing and drying machines and dishwashers. Use faster cycles and then turn off the machines completely to save energy. You can also resort to doing machine based tasks manually such as hand washing clothes and dishes and letting your hair dry naturally as opposed to using a hair dryer.

Fuses and circuit breakers are similar in that they aim to protect electrical circuits from overloading, which can cause fires. Both fuses and circuit breakers stop the flow of electricity. It’s the way in which they handle the stopping of the electricity that sets them apart both functionally effectively. Fuses are made from metal and so when they are overheated they melt. They are quicker at stopping the flow of electricity but more commonly need repairs. Circuit breakers, on the other hand, have an internal switch that is slower to stop the flow of energy but far easier to fix, by simply switching back on, when overpowered.​

Heat is usually one of the first symptoms of a growing problem that will eventually result in a failure. By means of a specialized Infrared Thermal Imaging camera readings are done of the heat signatures of equipment and graphically demonstrates the problem. The information provided allows our specialized technicians to catch problems before they result in shutdown due to failed equipment.

A Megger is a tester that uses a high-voltage pulse to test conductor insulation. This test enables you to anticipate a growing or current problem in your electrical system that could result in a ground fault to system wiring or equipment.

Fiber optic scope inspection of Lighting Pole Interiors for Rust and Corrosion Damage

Unbeknownst to most people lighting poles have a hidden enemy. Rust and corrosion can quickly and secretly undermine the integrity of your pole. Without warning the weakened pole falls and leaves you with a major problem. Don’t let this happen to you, take a preventative maintenance test to anticipate a problem before it happens!

We offer these preventative maintenance services: High Resolution Thermal Imaging Reporting, Single and Three Phase Digital Power Analyzing and Data Logging, Megger Testing/ Power Analyzing/ Data Logging, Diagnostic and Preventive Maintenance Inspections and Testing, Conductor and Motor Insulation Megger Testing.

Pole light fixtures require professional installation and maintenance, whether they’re parking lot lights, flag pole lighting, LED pole lights, decorative pole lighting or other types of outdoor pole lighting. To safely install, wire and replace your pole lighting fixtures, rely on the professional electricians. Let us handle your lantern, post light and pole lighting repairs, wiring and installation. Our electricians will get the job done right the first time, with an attention to detail and a dedication to safety and professionalism. We look forward to meeting your pole lighting need!

We prefer cash, check, cash app, zelle, or Paypal.  We can also take a credit card payment but there will be an additonal 3% fee on top.

We serve Athens, Watkinsville, Bishop, Good Hope, Bogart and surrounding areas. As well as the Greater Atlanta Area.

If we are already doing a service call for you and you request a home inspection then it will be free.

If you would like a home inspection of your electrical then it will be $125. If we find issues then that will be rolled into items you desire to be corrected.

Absolutely we do. We care about our customers, their families as well as ours. Our job is to do our part to keep everyone safe.

I’m not sure why it’s called a shoe protector because our goal is to protect our customers flooring. So Yes..once we enter your home our mask is on and so are the shoe protectors.