Electrician in Columbia MD

Columbia Electrician

Supplying Electrical Services to Our Local Customers

Bailey & Shipp Electric is a full service residential and commercial electrical contractor, and we are proud to serve areas within Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. Bailey & Shipp Electric began with 2 individuals who ran successful electrician businesses on their own and realized that they could become stronger together. They combined their knowledge and expertise to bring customers the very best electrical services throughout Columbia. Since 2006 Bailey & Shipp Electric has been putting our customers first and delivering only the highest quality work to both residential and commercial clients. You can trust that with our expertise, we will get the job right the very first time. No one knows electric like we do.

Contact us online today to schedule an appointment with our Columbia electrical pros.

What to Know About Columbia

Columbia, MD is a fabulous place to live; but don’t just take our word for it! Money Magazine named Columbia the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S., and it’s easy to see why. Located in close proximity to Baltimore and D.C., Columbia boasts a reputable business environment, excellent education opportunities and a scenic area for outdoor activities. If you’re in the Columbia area, trust the experts who love your community as much as you do. At Bailey and Shipp Electric, we value our local customers and are proud of our exceptional quality of service.

We Offer the Following Electrical Services in Columbia, MD: 

Common Wiring Problems & How to Solve Them

Electrical problems such as flickering lights and surges are common problems, but that doesn’t mean that you should take them lightly. Today, your licensed electricians in Columbia, Bailey & Shipp, show you how to troubleshoot three of the most common home electrical problems. 

What Is Overlamping?

Overlamping occurs when the light bulb has a higher wattage than the fixture it’s actually designed for. This issue violates electrical codes in most states, as the intense heat from the bulb can melt the socket and the wires. This can then lead to arcing and even electrical fires. 

How can you tell if the light fixture is overlamping? You can simply feel the increased heat from it. The solution is equally simple as well: be aware of the wattage limit on each light bulb. In fact, our Columbia electrical pros suggest sticking to 60-watt bulbs or smaller.

What Causes Lights to Flicker?

Loose wiring is the most common culprit of flickering lights, which may happen if the bulb wasn’t screwed tight into the socket or the light switch hasn’t been wired properly. You don’t need to sweat it in this case, as you simply need to call us. However, at other times, flickering lights can signal a more serious problem. This could be due to fluctuating voltage or the overhead electrical cables from the street are moving, like on a windy day.

What is Overwiring?

Like overlamping, overwired panels are electrical code violations due to their ability to cause property damage. This happens when the panel contains more circuits than it can accommodate, causing overheating. This could also lead to blown fuses or circuits.

To avoid this you can simply unplug electrical appliances not in use or avoid daisy-chaining power boards. Disperse your electrical needs around other panels as well. Our electricians in Columbia can also help you add sub-panels to your existing one or even upgrade it to a larger model.

Call Our Columbia Electricians When You Need Quality Service

We love our customers. At Bailey & Shipp Electric, we have been serving residential and commercial customers in the area for many years. Our goal is to provide our customers with the very best in customer service and work quality from our professional electricial technicians in Columbia. We are experts in electric and highly trained to help with all of your electrical needs. 

Call our electricians in Columbia today at (410) 457-3507 or get in touch with our experts through our online contact form.

Our Promise to You


    When we say the customer comes first, we mean it. We treat each of our customers with the care they deserve to be treated.

    Our trained technicians drive fully stocked vans so they always have the proper parts to fix whatever problem you may have.
  • Safety

    A vital element of all electrical work is safety. Our customers and employees matter to us and ensuring both their safety and yours is important to us.

  • Quality Guarantee

    We give 100% to each job, big or small! As a testament to that, all our services are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

  • Licensed and Trained
    Our technician go through a rigorous training and receive upgraded training throughout the year, keeping them up on all the latest codes and procedures.

    We’re standing by ready to help you no matter what time an electrical emergency strikes. If you have an emergency, we're available 24/7!


    From the office to the technicians that service your home or business you know you have the right team behind you.

  • Amazing Service!

    "After phoning Bailey and Shipp Electric this morning after we lost a wall of sockets yesterday afternoon, I was amazed when I got a call from Ricky, one of their courteous and talented technicians, that he was on his way only hours later!"

    - Melanie T.
  • Exceptional Service!

    "As usual, john did a great job. We just moved here to a new (to us) home and it’s been great to have honest people come in over the last few months to repair and replace things that have come up."

    - Rachel W.
  • Very Impressed!

    "Bailey & Shipp provided excellent service from the initial call through the completion of services. Bob was very helpful and was able to work with me to get me scheduled and his follow-up to secure my appointment was impressive."

    - Royce T.
  • Excellent Service!

    "Excellent provider of electrical systems and repairs...good communication."

    - Bill H.
  • Experience Is Great!

    "I have worked with Bailey & Shipp Electric on several projects over the last few years. Each experience has been great. Right off the bat the person who answers the phone, Bob, is knowledgeable and professional."

    - Scott O.

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