Electrical Outlets Light Switches Dimmer SwitchesAlthough electrical outlets and switches can be replaced relatively easy, it’s best to leave all electrical work to certified and trained residential electricians. According to the United States Fire Administration, home electrical problems account for 67,800 fires, 485 deaths, and $868 million in property losses each year. Those numbers are pretty staggering!

If you have an electrical switch that isn’t working properly, or has “burn” marks around the receptacle, it’s important you contact one of our residential electricians immediately. For the safety of yourself and your loved ones, contact us today! If you’re in Sacramento, call us at (916) 439-5253. For our San Jose office, call (408) 422-8730.


I just remodeled my kitchen and need to move one of my light switches to a different location. Is that something you do?

Yes! Our certified electrical contractors have the experience and expertise to safely move a light switch to a new location in your kitchen. Your new kitchen and all its appliances will be ready to plug in in no time!

I want to install a dimmer switch but I’m not sure which one to purchase and if it will work with my existing wiring. Help!

We install all types of dimmer switches and will recommend the best type of switch for your outlet. Once the switch is purchased, we will examine the wiring, ensuring everything is working properly, and install your new dimmer switch. Adding a dimmer switch is a quick and inexpensive way to completely change the look and feel of a room. Contact Main Stream Electric to change your existing light switch to a dimmer switch.

I noticed my lighting dimmer switch is warm. Does that mean there’s a problem?

No. Generally, light dimmers generate some heat when used. It will feel warmest when it’s used to its full output. Because dimmers are designed to the strictest safety standards, they can handle the full wattage load without overheating.