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Power outages are unpredictable, so planning ahead is key to staying safe. This checklist helps you prepare with the right supplies and information.
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Power outages are unpredictable, so planning ahead is key to staying safe. This checklist helps you prepare with the right supplies and information.
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When my IMac crashed, I was ready to start crying because the last 6 years of family memories, documents, etc were all there and I was a fool and never backed any of it up. I remembered the hilarious commercial that a couple of actor friends of mine had done for ACS so I decided to call there first. It was 6:30 and although they were closing at 7pm and I had a ways to drive, they stayed open and waited for me to bring it in. The absolute best experience I've ever had regarding issues with my IMac. Windy Mills, owner of ACS explained what she thought might be the problem but could not make any promises. I totally understood that technology can be tricky and I was prepared for the worst. She was not only able to mirror my entire IMac hard drive but also got me a new hard drive with triple the short term memory as well as more memory on the hard drive than I already had at a reasonable and AFFORDABLE price!!! Did I say AFFORDABLE?? Yes I did and she and her staff provided incredible customer service. I was worried that I would be out a computer for a while because I didn't have the resources for a new so I consider her my IMac Angel. The turnaround time was only two days, she called me to give me my options and kept me up to speed on the status of the repair. When I went to pick it up, she had cleaned everything so well, it all looked brand new including my filthy keyboard!! She even gave me my original hard drive back and expained that all my data was still there and to hold on to it just in case I ever needed to retrieve my data again as well as the 1G short term memory card. I highly highly highly recommend ACS for all your computer repairs or needs. I can assure you that you won't get better service, advice or affordability anywhere else in town!! (BTW, the bad reviews that you see here from a few years ago are about the previous owners, NOT the current owners/staff) I can't thank Windy enough!!!! You have a customer for life!!
I called Alamo City's Elite Electric today, Saturday, October 31st. Since it was a Saturday, I was not expecting much help. Boy, was I wrong! Scott Garcia, an employee of Alamo City, kindly answered my phone call right away. I explained to him that Alamo City Elite was the company that did the electrical for my new home in the River Chase subdivision of New Braunfels, TX. I also told him that I had an outside outlet stop working during the major flooding and rains yesterday. He walked me through the process of finding the GFCI resets and we finally found the problem. Over the phone, this employee was so patient in helping me track down and rule out possible issues that would cause my outlet to quit working. It was a big deal as that was the outlet that my internet and cable plugged in to, so they were not working either. It turns out, the reason my outside outlet quit working temporarily was actually a protective measure for homeowners. So he explained to me what I needed to do which was to locate and reset the appropriate GFCI switch. This was all news to me, but am thankful these measures are in place in my home. He was so professional, helpful, courteous and knowledgeable that I was able to cancel my call to the cable/internet provider as he fixed my issues and gave me back my connectivity to cable, internet and my entertainment systems. Thank you Scott Garcia, for answering the Saturday morning phone call, and troubleshooting our electrical problem; you were/are a bright and shining light and we appreciate your patience. As customers of Alamo City's Elite Electric, you have definitely earned our loyalty and respect!! Keep up the great work, Scott and Alamo City's Elite Electric!!
I was having issues with our outlets in the garage this happen on Friday evening called was able to get the emergency phone number. I spoke to a supervisor. He was able to help me out I explained I had a freezer plugged in and it tripped the gfci and none of my outlets were working. He stated that my freezer needed a dedicated line couldn't be on a regular outlet that it would eventually burn it out. But as a temp fix he walked me thru how to reset the gfci and said they could come out to give me an estimate for a dedicated line. Who knew you needed a dedicated line for a freezer in garage never was told this I lived in a house that was 30 yrs old prior to this new one but it makes sense now new guideless to keep our houses from burning down. But I MUST SAY ALAMO CITY'S ELITE ELECTRIC HAS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.... THANK YOU.
Best service in town!!! Couldn't ask for more as for Stan G. I was there as a customer when this happened he was told his hard drive was no good when he brought it in the first time. Sir its not right to leave a bad review when you knew your hard drive was bad to begin with they told you when you brought it in the first time. We were both there as I was the next customer behind you. Both technicians said there was a chance and they could try but it might not happen. As for my experience they recovered my files, cleaned my computer internally and reloaded everything and worked on payment issues with me with no interest. The way they treat their customers no words can describe. I called 7 companies before this one and will stick with this company forever very nice and polite guys they really know their stuff.
I used Daniel to fix my PC it was running very slow and extremely sluggish, he explained it had some sort of malware and a virus, and this was causing it to run so horrible. He saved my important files and backed them up. I'm not a technical type person and I really don't know how to do any of this technical stuff. This man not only fixed my computer, but has it running very fast. I thought I was going to have to buy a new computer. Guys if you have computer problems, this is your man. I am going to turn him on to my friends, as this guy really know his business. Just wanted to stop by here and give you a two thumbs up. Thank you Daniel for saving my old computer!
Love this place!!! They took care of my MacBook Pro, my iPad and my Desktop in 6hours fully programmed with the best software Apple and Windows had to offer!!! I went to geek squad and they were going to charge me 300.00 to look at everything and troubleshoot only. I took my equipment to Altex computers and they were going to charge me 185.00 to look at everything and troubleshoot. Came to computer repair plus which was recommended by game stop and and the trobuleshooting was free!!!, diagnostics free!!!! Repair time on all equipment 6hours like new. Couldn't ask for more and the price was way cheaper than i expected yes under 200.00 for all
Unfortunately, this particular location is shutting down -- (there are two other locations, but this one is near the airport and I always stop by -- either when picking up relatives, or taking a trip myself) Recently, they had the best sales (more than likely because they're leaving the premises) -- but the quality of their merchandise, and the price reductions couldnt't be beat. I was able to shop for NEXT Christmas at ridiculously low prices, and even pick up a few "after Christmas" items for myself. I've never been to the other locations, but when this location closes down, I'll be sure to find the other two!!!
I found Mobile PC Fix after doing a Google search. I was having computer issues that was causing my system to run slow and slugglishly. I also had malware and adware problems that were just driving me crazy. Daniel gave me a time and actually called to say he could be there sooner if I was available. He effeciently and professionally took care of the problem at what I consider to be a great price and I actually think he stayed longer than expected but didn't charge me moe. I will definitely be saving his number.
Lino came out and looked at the problem, tore it apart himself and told me he was going to put it back together so we could use it while he sent his employer Jimmy to pick up a part and come back and finish the job. They were fast, they charged us 1/6 of what another company quoted us, and told us that they would bill us, that they just wanted to get us up and running. With this heat he didnt want us to do without air conditioning. The guys were great, very polite, and did a great job.
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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: