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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
7539 Corporate Blvd, Ste 130Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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8674 Quarters Lake Rd # 2Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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310 Raphael Semmes Rd, Room 110Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
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The worst service experience I've had. I got my Samsung Galaxy S6 screen replaced which was quoted to me to take max 1 1/2 hours and it took two days. He did not call me to let me know that it was going to take an extra day because the first screen didn't work. There was no one at the kiosk to offer service so I waited for 30 minutes. I was given an iPhone for the day with a charger. I went back the next day and to 'make up' for taking forever he offered to put a silicon screen protector on it for free so I agreed. It took him 30 minutes to do it because he continuously messed it up and then he get alcohol in my phone in the process so not it is buggy. I will not be returning and I would not recommend anyone to come here.
employee ASHLEY jacks people out of they money the place is so dirty unorganized stuff thrown all in crates Ashley lets people that she knows get big deals leaves the store go get her kids bring them there the employees are very rude after you pay your bill they keep the money and your phone get cut off!!!
Yeah, I'm sure y'all are a great company and all but one or two of your employees won the College Gameday Corn Hole toss championship yesterday against my team. And I'm just pretty upset about it because it was COLLEGE Gameday not OLDER ELECTRICIAN Gameday! So we just want to be compensated in some way! They got backstage passes to Gameday so we would like something of equal value! Thanks for your time and consideration! Sorry for the bad rating!
Dude this place really did my wife and I bad... The manager Will seemed to be trying help us out but overall the place really screwed us. We brought my wife's I phone 5c in for what should have been a simple repair to the charging port. They changed the charging port but when she returned home she realized the screen had been cracked and her speaker no longer worked. I personally went back there and spoke with them and they were kind enough to change screen and repair speaker... After all of this we returned home to find the phone would show it was charging but was actually going down in percentage. We returned once again to be told it was a problem with the mother board. To make an even longer story short we left the phone with them for a week only to receive it back in the same condition! I spent seventy dollars and received twenty back and a broken phone! I will never be using in and out again the service is horrible and their so called technicians need more training.
This is the best Boost Mobile store in Baton Rouge. They always have alot of phones and are very friendly and help you with you account
Great job! Fixed my Samsung Note 3 in a very timely manner and the price wasn't bad at all. Professional, young men and each had a good idea of what they were doing.
I got my water damage iPhone 6 fixed for only 20 dollars!!!! Amazing customer service recommended to all!!!!!
Inquired the cost to repair cracked glass for Samsung phone. They quoted $159 which included replacing the LCD and glass. I only needed the glass repaired and tried to work a deal out with them which the company doesn't do. I was never rude nor beligerant but I did question why the cost was so high. I understand their company's policies but what I didn't care for was the sarcastic attitudes that came from both associates I encountered. The combination of their subpar customer service and unprofessional know-it-all attitude was repulsive. I would've considered paying their high cost to repair my phone had they shown quality customer service and been professional instead of defensive of their prices. (Side note: Selecting a star was the only way I could submit this review but in my opinion they didn't deserve the 1 star I did select)
I have been to this store for business, research, and purchasing along with interest in seeing the latest tech. I had bought an iPad mini and never opened it and decided I would want the iPad Pro instead and also wanted an iPhone 6S Plus. I called ahead of time and was told I would have to pay a $35 restocking fee to return the iPad Mini. I called customer care and was told the opposite since it was still sealed. Customer care reached out to the store so I could complete my purchase. Upon arrival I told by Chris that no matter what I was told by customer care that I would have to pay the $35 restocking fee and invited me to leave the store. By the way Chris is the manager for whatever reason. I thought it a good idea to visit the College Drive store and what a difference. I was greeted by Valerie. She was beyond helpful and at the pinnacle of making the spending of money comfortable. I walked out $1900 poorer and happy. She and the wonderful staff at the College Drive store even shipped back my iPad Mini and charged me zero in restocking fees or postage fees. Lesson learned. If I need to make a serious purchase I will avoid the Town Center store until there is a responsible change of management, refresh of attitude and a little personality rather than the sterile and stiff personalities of the blowhards currently running the store.
Terrible on a Saturday. This place is like a day care every single Saturday filled with teenagers that are dropped off at movie theater across the street. Very unpleasant shopping experience on weekends.
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: