Car Chargers

Yesterday we installed a Car Charger for a customer. His vehicles were both electric only vehicles. With that, he is able to charge his Tesla batteries which are 60 KWH and provide him with about 60 miles of electric power. His wife’s BMW batteries are 45 KWH and provide roughly 50 miles. Neither he or his wife are getting much mileage however he works locally and leases his vehicles. A hybrid allows you the option of having a dual system. One that uses gasoline and electric power and the best part is that the gasoline engine charges your batteries for when you are in gasoline mode.

Video can be seen here: Rancho Charger

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Bidding Bonanza

Every now and again we receive opportunities to bid on large projects. There is one in particular that I’m thinking of that is a job to replace all of the exterior lighting for an entire storage facility. This job is so big that it will take a crew of three men approximately 2 weeks to complete it.

The kicker is that each of the lights are about $1000 ea. and there are quite a few to replace. A lot of times you will submit a bid and never really expect it to come to pass, and then it does. On the other hand, there are those that you say to yourself “We will get this one” and it slips through you fingers. You never know.

So for now, we will continue to bid on large projects and you never know which one you’ll get until the contract is signed.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Rookie Mistake

Yesterday, we went to a home where the electrical was run along the exterior of the house. The problem was that whoever did it, had a little experience and ran the electrical in PVC attached along the side of the building. Either they didn’t want to run it in the ground or, didn’t know that you must always run PVC in the ground and metal above ground. Metal is the correct way to run electrical above ground and it should connect to PVC underground.

Direct burial raceways (like PVC) are to be buried with 18″ of cover without any other covering such as concrete. NEC Table 300.5

Here is a link to our video. Here                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E00dQnOw3Os

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Do this, do that

One thing that helps us to expand and to grow is when customers begin to understand that you have a competent crew. After being at this current project, we have a customer that continues to add more to our plate. It’s awesome when a customer continues to add work on a project. It secures paychecks for a while and helps our companies growth.

We started this project where the customer asked us to change some lighting, and repair some outlets and switches. We got the estimate, so we returned to the job to find out that the customer wanted 4 extra lights changed out, repair their heater that’s not working and move the master bathroom GFCI closer to the sink. Well at the end of the day they also wanted us to return to repair more outlets and add 2 new exhaust fans, a ceiling heater, 2 new bathroom sconces, troubleshoot a bedroom and add 2 more GFCI’s.

Wow, That is pretty cool! Thank the Good Lord for work!

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

 

Friendly People

We get calls from people every day. People looking for an electrician that will do what they ask. It’s sounds simple and it really is if you put you heart in the right place, but everyone shares the same views, and unfortunately today that’s really an issue. We here a JB Electric are not entrusted into peoples homes to express our views, they just need an electrician. I have had experiences where things come up however, we just simply try to avoid the politics of the day and do our job. Politics change but people are still friendly for the most part regardless of where they may or may not stand. Going into a project you don’t really know who people are, and they are usually friendly and interested in only one reason for you being there, and that is to do the work you are being paid to do.

We had a repairman into our home one time that was there to repair a major appliance. Halfway through the job he began to rant about “the other party” but what he didn’t realize was that we happen support that “other party”. It got so bad that I felt disrespected in my own home so I began to defend my stance. By the time he was finished I was cordial and helped him out but, I learned a good lesson from a bad source, and that is do not discuss politics with your customers. It turns them off and the friendly people can turn into an opposition in a heart beat. If that happens it can become uncomfortable and it breeds a disdaining environment. It’s not only bad for business, it’s disrespectful to homeowners and their views. You don’t want to lie to them by omission but you need to respectfully disagree if they happen to press the issues of faith and politics.

Be respectful, be kind, be friendly. It will ultimately win customers over and they won’t hate “the other party” so much. Show them love. Everyone responds friendly to love.

If you need an help with your electrical, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

I need an Electrician for a remodel!

One of the most frequent request I get with Residential Electric work, is for a Home Remodel. Whether you are updating your kitchen, bathroom, garage, or adding lighting to your front and back yard. As an electrician, I get requests like these frequently. I am often asked to install “dimming lights” or “light dimmers” into common area rooms. I also am asked to add outdoor lighting… walkway fixtures, illuminate plants, outdoor sconces, I do it all.

I am a Beaumont, CA local Electrician. I specialize in all Electrical work.

I am a highly recommended Electrician and I pride myself in clean, efficient and speedy work. I am a Residential and a Commercial Electrician.

I will help with all of your Electrical Remodel needs.

 

 

Residential Services

Residential services are a large part of our makeup here at JB Electric. We get several calls a week from online searchers and advertisements. We get several simple tasks from callers and some not so simple. So whatever it is that people need we can facilitate it and usually in a day or two pending the circumstances. If we get a call and the customer is nearby, one of our service electricians will get to them as soon as that electrician has an opening. We send someone to look at a problem or need as soon as we can make arrangements to get there. Most quotes are made after looking at your job and not necessarily over then phone.

If you need residential assistance call us! 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Commercial Projects

Commercial projects are a part of our repertoire. We work on projects like large retailers and convenience stores. We install integrated Automated Logic systems that are centrally controlled by a mother corporation like EMS. These systems include sensors for items such as; lighting, air-conditioning and refrigeration.

The goal for these systems is to cut costs on electricity. This may seem a little over the top however, some retailers have hundreds of locations that are either owned by the corporation or franchised. This is potentially millions in savings over a several year period.

Another popular item is suspended lighting systems that are centrally controlled. Most retailers are installing them at every location. Next time you go into a large retailer…look up. You will see a lighting grid above the produce and sometimes even in the main entryway.

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If you need commercial assistance call us! 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Good methods for selling your home

Homeowners all want to make a profit when it comes to selling their home. One of the good methods to gaining a profit on your home is curb appeal. Exterior lighting makes your home light up.  What better way to show off your home then by adding new exterior light sconces.

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Another good method to sell your home and getting the most for it is to upgrade the interior lighting. Adding ceiling fans is one way that homeowners can upgrade and another way is to add accent lighting. Accent lighting under and over your cabinets is a great way to show off your beautiful cabinets. This can be done with low temperature LED lights. Toe kick lights can come on automatically when you enter into the kitchen. This can also be low temperature LED lighting and adds a beautiful look to your kitchen floor.

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Little things light interior wall sconces add a nice touch and it really adds appeal to your home. Functionality and beauty will help sell your home and it adds depth and an appearance of a larger space to smaller homes.

If you need assistance call us! 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

(Photos from JB Electric and Google search)

 

Installing a ceiling fan

JB Electric installs ceiling fans!

As an Electrician I install several ceiling fans for our customers. Whether it is for homes under new construction, remodels or just adding a breeze to your bedroom. We have becomes masters of the ceiling fan trade! We make it a simple and quick process for anybody.

There are a few simple steps to installing a ceiling fan

We can have a ceiling fan up in  your house in no time at all! We are handy, aren’t we? Jb Electric is Beaumont, CA local!

We also service all surrounding areas as well. (Yucaipa, Banning, Cherry Valley, Calimesa, Oak Glen, Hemet) We have also serviced the Desert cities for many years.