Tampa’s Premiere Electrical Contractor
Small Jobs Electric is a highly professional Electrical Contractor located in the Tampa bay area. We have an expert team of electricians to handle any electrical project!Our electrical technicians are electric service professionals who take pride in serving their customers and in providing superior customer service with attention to detail in the Tampa Bay area.
We are so confidant that you will see the difference, we extend a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our services. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with our services, you do not pay until you are! There is nothing more important to us than your complete satisfaction with our electrician, the quality of our work and the manner in which we solve your problem.
About Our Company Tampa’s Professional Electricians
Serving The Tampa Bay Area
Small Jobs Electric is an electrical repair and service company. For years our goal has been to combine the highest quality customer care with fast, friendly service.
Small Jobs Electric has been in business since 1986 and we have had the privilege to serve over 30,000 residential customers. We are family owned and operated and are fully licensed and insured. Our customers have highly rated us on Angie’s List, and we are honored to serve some of your favorite places in Tampa like the Florida Aquarium, Florida Central Credit Union and the Ybor City Museum.
At Small Jobs Electric if you are not satisfied, neither are we!
So give us a call and let us roll out our red carpet for you. We believe it is all the small things we do that end up making a big difference.
At Small Jobs Electric, we are BIG on customer service.
Electrical Services Offered
Small Jobs Electric is ready to assist you with any electrical problems you may encounter. Our expert electrician team has a combined total experience of more than 90 years. We offer a wide variety of services covering all of your residential electrical needs.
- Electrical Troubleshooting
- Electrical Repair
- New Installations
- Wiring for Hot Tubs
- Panel Upgrades
- Security Lighting
- Home Rewiring
- Wiring for Generators
- Electrical Inspections
- Smoke Alarms
- Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Surge Protectors
Solar Electrical Services
Do you have a property with high electric bills?
Small Jobs Electric provides quality solar installations for your home or business. Call 813-968-5856 today to find out how installing solar energy can reduce and/or eliminate your power bills!
The environmental benefits of solar energy are undeniable, thereby making it an investment into our planet’s healthy future for many generations to come.
It’s a Good Investment
Most electric utility companies bill their customers using a tiered rate plan. This plan typically means the first 1000 kilo-watt hours consumed per month are billed at the lowest rate per kilo-watt hour and anything over that is charged at a higher rate. Solar systems can replace your highest cost power first. If your system is large enough you may even be able to eliminate your utility bill altogether!
Adds Property Value
Homeowners can expect a reasonable increase in their homes resale value. An article in the Appraisal’s Journal showed that a home’s value increases $20,000 for every $1,000 saved in annual electricity which means most systems will have paid for themselves the moment the solar system is installed. Another study by the USDE stated that homes that have solar energy sell twice as fast as those that do not.
Why use Small Jobs Electric for your solar needs?
Small Jobs Electric is a residential service repair company, so we don’t rely on solar installations to stay in business – that means our customers save money!
Small Jobs Electric has been serving the greater Tampa area since 1986. We have NEVER outsourced or sub-contracted our work, nor are we a franchise. We are a small, family owned and operated company dedicated to providing the best red carpet service experience.
We’re professionals and experts in our field! Our license number is EC 0003040. We are also bonded and insured. All of our technicians are uniformed, background checked and drug tested.
Our solar panels all have a 25 year manufacturer warranty. Small Jobs Electric provides an in-house 3 year warranty for failures to the solar invertors or panels. You’ll find that Small Jobs Electric offers one of the longest warranties as compared to other companies who offer a typical warranty of one year. That is because we believe that a company is only as good as their warranty!
We are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest technology for going green. We know it’s vital to keep ourselves and our customers up to date about the benefits of using solar energy and to educate them about other ways they can save and conserve power.
Troubleshooting & Repair
We have experienced every type of electrical problem imaginable. Even a minor problem could develop into a major problem if not taken care of. If you are having a problem, call Small Jobs Electric today at 813-968-5856.
ur electricians are trained to handle all of your installation needs, whether that requires a ceiling fan to be installed or help with lighting placement. Our lighting experts install chandeliers from big to small and they specialize in snaking wires into walls where other, inexperienced companies say it is impossible.
Having a spa is like having a year round vacation in your own back yard. It is a place to escape the cares of the day and spend some quiet time alone or with family and friends. With family and friends using your spa, you want to be sure that it is installed correctly, especially the electrical wiring. By hiring a qualified Electrical Contractor that is licensed, bond and insured, you are assured that it meets current electrical safety standards. You can enjoy your hot tub with the knowledge and peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe from electrical hazards.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
Does your home still have an old style fuse panel? Are circuits overloaded? Has your insurance company refused to renew your home insurance policy? Your home may be in need of a service panel upgrade. Modern circuit breaker panels are more convenient, and are built to far higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels.
Extra protection is incorporated into the latest equipment in the form of circuit breakers. These circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault. There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground Fault circuit breakers and Arc Fault circuit breakers.
Older equipment and wiring systems did not have to support the modern appliances of today. Overloading and doubling up circuits is commonly seen in older outdated panels, however, this can cause fires. Upgrading the source of power distribution to your home by installing a new panel can eliminate this potentially dangerous situation.
Installing security lighting in your home can help to reduce the risk of break in. It can be a good deterrent to prowlers, who operate under the shield of darkness.
Motion sensor lights are sensitive devices that detect motion and automatically flood the area with light. Digital timer switches offer control of both interior and exterior lighting. Programmable for multiple on/off cycles each day, they provide you with the ability to set up your lights for automatic control and provide a lived in look, even while you are away.
What is it?
Knob and tube wiring is the original wiring method used from the late 1800s until approximately 1945. It is a system that involved stringing individual conductor insulated wire across porcelain insulators called “knobs,” and through other porcelain insulators called “tubes.”
Is Knob and Tube wiring safe?
This is an often asked question. There are a number of concerns with knob and tube wiring. Some of them are listed here…
1. It is an ungrounded system, which provides a greater chance of shock or electrocution and of damage to sensitive equipment.
2. It is very old wiring, and in many cases has deteriorated, cracked or missing insulation, which can lead to fires.
3. It is common to find that newer wiring has been improperly connected to knob and tube wiring by amateurs, resulting in dangerous conditions in the form of shock hazard, reverse polarity problems, switched neutrals, overloaded circuits, and fire hazards, to name just a few.
Just like other components of your home, such as your roof, air conditioner and plumbing, there comes a time when replacement is necessary. That time has come for knob and tube wiring.
So to answer the question “is knob and tube wiring safe?” we have to say that in our opinion – the answer is “NO.”
What can you do about it?
In our opinion, rewiring the home is the only solution that correctly addresses knob and tube wiring.
If your home has knob and tube wiring, and you are concerned about the safety of your electrical system, contact Small Jobs Electric and arrange for an assessment.
Most people buy an Emergency Standby Generator once in a lifetime. Here is the information you need to get the right one. When you lose power it is often when you least want to go outdoors. Modern society depends on a reliable and stable supply of electrical power. For this reason, each year thousands purchase standby generators to protect themselves, their families and their businesses in the likely event of power failures. Here are some tips…
Portable vs. Stationary – Let’s Compare
A portable has to be brought out of storage and moved to where you need it. It must be refueled frequently. Portables are universally fueled with gasoline, a fuel that requires safe storage and extra care in handling. Portables have small tanks and need refueling every few hours. Also, gasoline does not store well for extended periods, and even with additives it is only stable for a few months.
Portable generator owners usually employ a series of extension cords to connect the generator to specific items in their house, such as a refrigerator, lights, computer and TV. Although this method works, it is most practical for outages of very short duration.
With a Stationary Automatic Standby Generator on duty, you and your family can stay warm and dry in your home instead of battling the elements to start your portable generator.
An Automatic Generator employs an automatic transfer switch with monitors the incoming Utility company power supply, starts the generator, and transfer the load automatically. Upon return of utility power after the power outage, it automatically transfers the load back to the utility power supply, continues to run the generator for a brief cool down period, and then shuts down the generator. It is ready for the next power outage.
Should You Get An Electrical Inspection?
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, any home that is over 40 years old, has had major renovations or major appliances added or is changing owners, should receive a comprehensive electrical inspection.
Your standard home inspection will inspect the property for structural defects, as well as plumbing, electrical, and mechanical problems. But keep in mind that property inspections are just surface inspections. Light switches will be flipped. Wiring in the attic will be looked at. But you should have someone look a little bit further.
What does your electrical inspection mean? It means that we will check for loose-fitting outlets; check the fuse boxes and circuit breakers. Everything electrical is tested and double-checked.
Why should you bother? Electricity is a powerful force that leads to another powerful force – fire. There are more than 165,000 electrical-related home fires in any given year. On average, 900 people lose their lives to these fires each year.
Think about it, when was the last time you checked your electrical system? Do you check for frayed or overheated circuits? Do you put too high of wattage light bulbs into your lights?
Join us on the tour of your property. Ask questions and have us explain what we are checking and why. The information can help you in the maintenance of your home’s electrical system.
Keep in mind that electricity isn’t something to play around with. You shouldn’t use 100-watt bulbs in a 40-watt fixture. Don’t run extension cords heavily all over your home. Check your smoke and C.O. detectors and replace their batteries regularly. Have your home inspected and prevent any problems before the have a chance to catch a spark.
Did you know that smoke inhalation while sleeping is a major cause of death in house fires? This is preventable.
If you have older smoke alarms, consider having them replaced with new ones.
Did You Know?
Many homeowner’s insurance policies DO NOT cover lightning strikes? Many insurance companies give a discount for homes that have surge protectors.
The average home gets hit with over 20 energy spikes per day.
A lightning strike up to one mile away can do damage to your sensitive equipment.
Surges also travel through your phone lines and cable/satellite lines.
Damaging power spikes also occur WITHIN your home’s wiring as well.
You get up to 30% more life out of your appliances and equipment if you use surge protectors.
You may ask: Why do I need special protection from surges?
Electronics are becoming increasingly sophisticated and utilize technology that was not even conceived of just five years ago. Items like the ones listed above are damaged by even small voltage changes. Part of the danger is that the damage from small surges can add up over time and may eventually shorten the life of your equipment or even destroy it.
Meet Our Excellent Tampa Electricians
Tom Houle – Hi, My name is Tom Houle and I am the owner of Small Jobs Electric. I attended a trade high school in Boston and later got my Master’s Electrical license for the State of Massachuttsetts. My wife and I moved our family to Tampa, Florida in 1986. We were glad to leave Boston’s cold winters behind us! In 1986 I received my Master’s Electrical license for the State of Florida and started Small Jobs Electric. I really enjoy what I do and working with people. I especially love to teach others my trade. I participate every year in the “Great American Teach-In” so children can learn about the important sciences of electricity and magnetism. Small Jobs Electric has now been servicing our neighbors for almost 26 years! As the owner, I’d like to say Thank You to all of the repeat customers that continue to use us year after year. If you haven’t used us before, call us today and let us brighten up your life!
Nathaniel – My name is Nathaniel Houle and I am Tom Houle’s son. I grew up right here in Tampa, and I attended Tampa Bay Technical High School. I have worked for Small Jobs Electric for the last 12 years. I grew up learning about electricity, and I love working in the electrical trade just like my dad. I enjoy meeting the needs of our customers and solving their electrical problems! In 2000, I received my Journeyman License and in 2002 I earned my Master Electrical License for the state of Florida. I have been married for 11 years, and my wife Carla is the friendly voice that answers our phone.
Ron – Hello, my name is Ron Smith and I am a Tampa Native. I am married and I have three children. My father and grandfather both worked in construction, so I learned a lot about trade work from them. When I decided to become an electrician, it was the best decision I have ever made. I have been working for Small Jobs Electric for 7 years, and I really enjoy my job! I really like what I do, and Small Jobs is a great company to work for. They really care about their customers and their employees. I look forward to working for them for many years to come.
Baez – My name is Radames Baez. I was born in raised in Cuba where I attended school. I began my electrical career in 2001, and have been working for Small Jobs Electric for 8 years. I am an enthusiastic person who gets excited about his work. I love my job, and try to pass on my positive attitude to everyone we meet in the field. Small Jobs is the best company I have worked for, and I look forward to many more years working with the Small Jobs Electric family.
Jasniel – My name is Jaz Mendez. I was born and raised right here in Tampa. I started with Small Jobs Electric as an apprentice in 2006 and became a certified technician in May 2009. I really love service work because you get to meet new people and solve many problems everyday ! I am dedicated to resolving any electrical issues you may have and will stay until the job is finished and done right.
Chris – My name is Chris Whitehead. I’m originally from Virginia but moved to Florida in late 2011. I was recently married in May 2012 to my beautiful wife, Ashley. I love to travel and have been to Europe and even lived in New Zealand for six months. I’ve worked in the electrical trade since 2006 and enjoy being apart of the team here at Small Jobs Electric.
Jason – My name is Jason Pricher. I’ve been in the electrical field for 8 years. In addition to my passion for electricity , I also have one for music! I’ve been a drummer for 17 years. My fiance, Bonnie and I have lived in St. Pete for just over a year. We have just welcomed our first child, Zoe Belle in August and hope to be married next year.
Carla – My name is Carla Houle. I am Nathaniel’s wife and have been with Small Jobs Electric since June 2004. I am originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Florida when I was 3, so I am mostly a Floridian! I am proud to say that Small Jobs Electric is a TRUE family owned and operated company. My father-in-law runs our small jobs, my husband runs our big jobs, my mother-in-law takes care of the bookkeeping and I take care of the phones. Our goal is to provide the very best customer service experience for you and to make a customer for life. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for over 25 years!
Paul Armstrong – My name is Paul Armstrong. I was born in West Palm Beach but raised right here in Tampa! I am an Electrical Apprentice at Small Jobs Electric, but I hope to eventually become a technician. I really appreciate the strong focus Small Jobs Electric has on pleasing our customers, and I enjoy providing a wide variety of electrical services for them. I really appreciate the good team environment we have at Small Jobs Electric, it makes it a very enjoyable place to work. In my free time, I like to go fishing, watch sports and go dancing!
Amanda Smith-Ramos – I was born in Florida but lived half of my life in California. My family moved back to Florida about 9 years ago. I am 21 years old and a newly-wed!!! I have been working with the Small Jobs Electric family for almost 2 years now and there is always something new going on here at the office! When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my family, either at home watching movies or camping. My dad is Ron Smith and he works for Small Jobs Electric too! I love working with our customers and it’s always a pleasure to match a face with a name!
Small Jobs Electric
5008 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Suite 16 Tampa, FL 33624
St. Petersburg: 727.447.1978