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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
3113 E Park BlvdPlano, TX 75074
My wife and I were extremely pleased with the work that was performed for us by Milestone Electric technician ,Jeremy Vince's and his assistant. They were both very professional and courteous and explained every little detail of the work to be performed on our heating units as well as some of …
4100 Eldorado PkwyMckinney, TX 75070
From Business: Locally Owned - 18 Years Experience - Master License & Insured - 24-Hour Service. Whether it's a Hot tub hook-up or a complete service upgrade, no job is too big or small for Foltz Electric. We are the right choice for reasonable prices and reliable service! 24 Hour Service, For all your electrical needs, count on the expe…
Wylie, TX 75098
This company is great. The electricians are all licensed and trained by the master electrician, Glenn. The quality of workmanship is top notch, no corners cut. Prices are very competitive with other local licensed contractors. When you call you always get a person not a machine. Calls are answer…
Steven was very serious he explain some things to about my problem on my level. He was very patient with me He was wearing a uniform with his ID. Thank goodness he was on time. He saw my picture and found out I was was a Veteran and thank me for serving in the millirary Thanks…
3000 Custer Rd Ste 270-215Plano, TX 75075
From Business: FRED'S maintenance services. Inc.is a handyman services Company that has been in business since 1998. Fred rivera has 30 years experience on home repairs and remodel.
6703 Levelland Rd Suite BDallas, TX 75252
These guys are amazing! From the first call to the work completed!! I called at least 5 different companies to get a quote and wanted to get my appointment scheduled as soon as possible. Others came out and looked at the job and were very unresponsive on setting up the actual appointment for the…
620 N Interurban StRichardson, TX 75081
We had extensive electrical work that needed to be completed on our house we flipped. My wife was weary of other electricians who came and gave estimates, but when these guys showed up, her worries were put to rest. They were professional, gave great tips and advice, and had very competitive p…
13635 Gamma RdDallas, TX 75244
From Business: Nationwide Network Technologies, Inc. is built on a foundation of customer service and quality. NNT customers are intelligent business people who require quality installation and service in a professional and responsive manor, and to accomplish this with as little expenditure of time and money as possible. NNT works closel…
717 Lingco Dr Ste 212Richardson, TX 75081
From Business: Kana Electrical LLC is striving to become your first choice for electrical work and electrical maintenance in the Dallas area. As a Commercial and Residential electrical maintenance specialist, LED energy saving lamps distributor and Generac Generator dealer for the Dallas and surrounding areas, Kana Electrical LLC will gi…
2745 Dallas Pkwy Ste 200Plano, TX 75093
I have been with Cirro Energy for years and today I came home finding that no electricity in my house, can't open garage, can't charge phone, can't cook. I thought there is a power shortage and called the company but was told that the service was disconnected because no payment. I had payment au…
I called Milestone requesting a HVAC tech to help me determine the source of and solution to a hard-to-describe, intermittent odor issue I've been having for a few months. The tech, Paul Wallace, arrived promptly and listened carefully and patiently to my description, theories, etc. He walked m…
1711 Drake DrRichardson, TX 75081
Jeff Electric not only fixed my electric problems at home, he also wired my business buildings. Seems like no job is too big or small for Jeff. He takes every job seriously and professionally. I recommended him for any kind of electric work. Him and his staff are fantastic.
313 Mimosa DrPlano, TX 75094
When I described the problem by phone to him, he determined that we probably had an emergency. He arrived within 2 hrs, evaluated the problem and, indeed, we had an emergency. We had personal extenuating circumstances (surgery scheduled that could not be postponed) that had to be handled the nex…
2326 Executive DrGarland, TX 75041
I've hired Darden twice and highly recommend them. Their electricians are always very prompt and courteous and do outstanding work!! The receptionists are also great. They beat their competitor Mxxxstone hands down and are very ethical, unlike "M" who I will never use again. I will always use …
Garland, TX 75043
From Business: In business since 1975 and we are Licensed & Insured. Our customers have peace of mind because our Electricians must pass a background check and drug test and have a valid Journeyman’s license. Family owned and operated with honest Christian values. Angie's List Super Service Award for 2011.
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I have been with Cirro Energy for years and today I came home finding that no electricity in my house, can't open garage, can't charge phone, can't cook. I thought there is a power shortage and called the company but was told that the service was disconnected because no payment. I had payment auto draft set up from very beginning, never had issue. Asked them checking and found that the credit card expired. Disconnecting service seriously affects people's life, a customer-caring company should at least communicate the issue with the customer and give sometime to remedy. In Cirro's policymaker's eye, there is only money, no people.
I called Mr Bhatt to fix an issue with our heating system on a cold day around 9am and Bhatt himself came and fixed the issue within a few minutes. He is the owner of the company and has a team of 5-6 technicians most of whom were away during the holiday season.
When I described the problem by phone to him, he determined that we probably had an emergency. He arrived within 2 hrs, evaluated the problem and, indeed, we had an emergency. We had personal extenuating circumstances (surgery scheduled that could not be postponed) that had to be handled the next day. He worked with us and put forth much extra effort and completed the job by 8p at a 'more than fair' cost to us. AND, his work and professionalism is outstanding. AND, he called two days later to be sure that all was well. This man went far beyond what was required and we highly recommend him.
Very good service and I highly recommend Sam of that companyThanksShanthi (Providence Village)
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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: