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Burning Odors and Sparks

Let us be abundantly clear–if you have burning odors and sparks at your home, this is an indication of a serious problem that requires immediate attention. Failing to do so can have catastrophic results.

Although there are various scenarios that can lead to burning odors, this is most often attributed to an electric appliance or wiring which has overheated. Damaged or poorly insulated circuits or even a sudden electrical surge can lead to an electrical spark. But both can contribute to fire damage at a home if they are not quickly and accurately corrected.

Fornoff Electric has assisted Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks homeowners with all types of electrical repairs since 1968. These master electricians are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week and are available to respond to emergencies. In addition, Fornoff’s technicians can install light fixtures, perform electrical testing, conduct routine maintenance and install upgrades to make your home more energy efficient.

If your home in Conejo Valley or Thousand Oaks needs electric service or repair, trust the company your neighbors have turned to since 1968–Fornoff Electric. Fornoff offers both the quality and experience you need with the customer service you deserve. For a free estimate or to schedule an appointment, contact Fornoff Electric today!

Hot Ceiling Fixtures

Fornoff Electric has been serving the areas of Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks since 1968. Specializing in lighting designs, installations, electrical upgrades, and service work, Fornoff Electric is the answer to a remodelers dream. Choose your design style, and they do the rest.

Lighting Designs

Reduce the temperature in your home with a decorative ceiling fan. Quiet blades offer a cool breeze and reduce the need for expensive central air. Some models are equipped with lights which provide more than just a light breeze.   Ceiling fans range in cost with the lowest price beginning at $75.00 with additional parts and labor.  If no electric is currently in place, Fornoff will supply a box or upgrade an existing electrical supply. Fornoff will install the chosen model(s) and when experts manage the installation, clients are provided peace of mind with glorious results.


Fornoff Electric safely installs the hardware of ceiling fans.  Fornoff experts have put together and hooked up hundreds of models. It is vital that ceiling fans are mounted properly for the long-term safety of the unit. If a building does not have electric running to the designated area for the ceiling fan, Fornoff will run the wiring.  Fornoff will also upgrade the existing box if that is necessary.  Fornoff is capable of doing whatever the job entails to provide great results, which is why Fornoff Electric has such a powerful reputation.


·         Electrical Repair:  Fornoff offers electric repairs for emergency situations.  Lighting your situation is what Fornoff does best.

·         Ceiling Fans:  The Fornoff team understands the importance of hanging ceiling fans and providing proper installation of hardware and mounting for long-term safety.

·         Home and Business:  Fornoff provides repair services and electrical panel upgrades to both commercial and residential properties.

Contact Fornoff Electric  to learn about the full range of hot ceiling fixtures in Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks. Operating since 1968, Fornoff Electric has become the “go to” for installation of ceiling fans, electrical repairs and upgrades.  Fornoff services both residential and commercial properties and looks forward to new and returning business!

Electrical Shock: How It Can Happen To You

Under normal circumstances, the last thing you expect when you turn on a lamp, a light switch or even open the refrigerator is an electrical shock. However, if the right circumstances occur, that could be exactly what happens and, if you’re truly unfortunate, could kill you. With a little knowledge and the right precautions and protections, electrical shocks can be something you never have to worry about.

Electricity in all its forms, from the huge lightning strikes to the power used in your home to light the kitchen wants to get from point A (where it originates) to point B (the ground). However it can get there the easiest, it will. Lightning will hit a tree to get to the ground which is why you never hide under a tree during a lightning storm and in your home, electricity flows through your circuit box, through whichever circuits have an open path to ground. This means it can be taken through lamps, video games, hair dryers and even (through a very circuitous route) the mouse on your computer. If there’s a fault in any of your home circuits, you could be in for an electrical shock and, if enough electricity flows through you, an injury or even death is possible.

If you live in the Conejo Valley area, contacting an electric company like Fornoff Electric in Thousand Oaks, California to have them inspect your home can provide the assurance you need that you won’t have to deal with electrical shocks. Replacing wall outlets near areas where water is used such as the kitchen and the bathroom with a special outlet called a GFCI outlet (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) can keep you from bodily harm if something were to happen. Fornoff Electric can take care of all your electrical needs to keep you safe!

Circuit Breakers: What You Should Know

For many decades, the only line of defense between the power grid and an electrical problem in the home was a fuse. Without these fuses, an electrical issue such as a short or other problem could easily degenerate into a fire. However, with fuses, if a short took place, the fuse would overload and burn out. Sometimes, a fuse would blow for no apparent reason, leaving the homeowner quite literally in the dark.

The drawbacks to fuses are they’re one-shot devices. Once it burns out, it has to be replaced with a good one. If you didn’t have one to replace it, this meant you had to make an emergency trip to the store to buy some. Another drawback is the fact that there are many different types of fuses. Each fuse was designed to support specific amperage. If you consider electricity like water, then the higher the amperage of the fuse, the more “water” can flow through it before it blows out.

This meant a homeowner had to keep track of 10, 20 and 30 amp fuses and, to add insult to injury, “stick” fuses for the main fuse block designed to control how much electricity would flow into each sub-block had to be kept on hand as well. Not only was this an added, often unwelcome, expense but was confusing as well. Even though the fuses were different amperages, they were all the same size which could cause even more blown fuses.

Today, with the proliferation of inexpensive circuit breakers, the fuse box is no longer the hassle it used to be. With the simple flick of a switch, you can reset your circuit breaker if the circuit “blows” which means no more trips to the store in the middle of the night. If you’re home still has the old fuse boxes, and you live in the Conejo Valley area, contact Fornoff Electric in Thousand Oaks, California and have it replaced with a modern breaker box. Breakers are more effective, easier to deal with and, in the long run, much cheaper than fuses.

CWC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament: It’s only a month away!

It is almost that time of year again. In less than a month, the members of Contractors with Conscience (CWC) will be hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. This year’s golf tournament will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 8 a.m.

The golf tournament is a family friendly event featuring a food banquet, silent auction, awards ceremony, the Longest Drive Contest, Closest to the Pin Contest, even more games, and of course a traditional golf tournament. Get a hole in one on the 16th hole and you might be the lucky winner and drive away in a brand new truck provided by Kemp Ford.

The CWC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be held this year at Los Robles Golf Course located at 299 S. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, California.

Let us help you with all of your electrical needs in the Conejo Valley area. Contact Fornoff Electric today for a free quote.

Free Live Entertainment Saturday Night Event at The Promenade at Westlake!

Calling all music lovers to The Promenade at Westlake on Saturday nights! I am pleased to announce that through July 26th, 2014, The Promenade will become the Saturday night place to be with live entertainment shows. Do you want to know the best part? The shows are free! All shows run from 6:30m to 9:30pm, provided the sun remains shining and the rain stays away. From all of us at Fornoff Electric, we hope to see you there; and don’t forget to stop by Sprinkles Cupcakes for a delectable treat!

To learn more about fun community events in Westlake Village, Conejo Valley, and the Thousand Oaks areas please stay tuned to the Fornoff Electric blog. We have been proudly serving commercial and residential properties in the great state of California since 1968. Please contact us today to learn more about our lighting and electric services, we look forward meeting the lighting needs of our community.

Why People Are Choosing Fornoff Electric Over Other Companies

People in the Westlake Village, Conejo Valley and Thousand Oaks areas need fast and reliable electrical repair services in their homes or businesses. So why are they calling Fornoff Electric first for their electrical issues?

First off, we here at Fornoff Electric are licensed electrical specialists that have been in business since 1968. We are a second-generation family-owned business with a team of experienced electricians on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Second, we do more than just electrical repair work for residential and commercial buildings. We also offer lighting designs so you can have the best lighting based on the architecture of the room. Other services we provide include electrical upgrades and electrical inspections and custom installations.

As a comprehensive electrical services company, we here at Fornoff Electric offer superior customer service, experience and quality electrical work to a broad range of clients. It is for all these reasons that people choose us over other repair companies.

So if you are in the Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks or Conejo Valley areas and need electrical repairs or service, contact us at Fornoff Electric at 805-496-9620.

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