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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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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
BEWARE!! These guys are THIEVES!!! After Burning Man in SEPTEMBER, I took my $300,000 RV to Nick at High Desert Mobile Detailing and his PARTNER Sam checked me in. I gave him strict instructions to not go into any of the compartments outside and to Not go in any cabinets or drawers inside the RV. He even wrote it onto the contract. He said it would be 1 day to complete the job but it took a day and a half. When i picked up my RV, everything was stripped inside. They stole ALL of my food, drinks, snacks, alcohol plus they stole my computer, GoPro, light saber, New Art work that was purchased at the Oregon eclipse festival, they stole all of my expensive sunglasses, they stole my medical marijuana and my $700 glass bubbler, they stole clothes, expensive cologne, they stole 2 of my expensive watches, DVDs, and much more...Til this day, 2 months later, I still find more items that went missing. This was such a horrible experience. Nick promised me to refund me my money but has continuously put me in the back burner. He has never reached out to me and every time i reached out to him, he has some lame excuse each and every time. He does not take care of his customers and is not a man of his word. He really believes his contract will protect him in court but i have 6 witnesses and his partner who was also there during the time of thief. Nick and High Desert Mobile Detailing are cons and I will do everything in power to shut him down to prevent this from happening to anyone else. DO NOT USE THESE GUYS!!
TERRIBLE.....we are proceeding legally.Never leaked any fluid when I brought it in and now it leaks oil, took it back to have them fix it and they wouldn't . JIMMY no longer fixes the cars, the new young guys are turning the name into a chop shop garage, Save yourself the hassle and working with people with no credibility.
we are a small business and we paid for their mistakes, and man did we pay, they sent us the wrong parts and we paid for them to be shippped back to them , then they would not refund us our money, they refused to be fair to us when clearly it was their mistake for not sending us the correct parts in the first place. in the end they kept our money and they never were able to get us the right parts. we then went to Currie Enterprises and found exactly what we needed with no problems. BEWARE! , If they make a mistake you will pay for it, no exceptions. and it is because of that policy that this 1 star is well deserved.gorilla custom motors
Solved my Explorer's electrical problem in less than 10 minutes. Very good job. The shop is small, but he knows what he is doing.
We have taken my sons Subaru to Silver city break and alignment twice now. I have to say Scott is the best mechanic I have ever met. He takes the time to explain to us what the problem is. When he repairs the vehicle ,It never exceeds what it should be. The first time we took it there , he repaired the clutch. We haven't had any problems with it. I have never done one of these reviews. I really feel this business deserves five stars. Scott is an honest great mechanic and I would highly recommend this shop. When we take our car there we feel it's in good hands. Scott knows what he's talking about.
I took my car to the Reno Sears Auto Center to have the tires rotated and balanced because the car had a high speed shimmy. The balancing wasn’t done and the car still had a high speed shimmy on the way home. I brought my car back two days later to have them do the balancing work that wasn’t done the first time. When I picked up the car the second time, there was a large crack in the front windshield. This was not there when I dropped the car off. I showed the manger the cracked window. I also noticed that the car had 29 more miles on the odometer than when I dropped it off – so they had taken it for a long “test” drive. The manager asked me to call Sears Customer Relations - which is actually a third party claims administrator that is outsourced to Sedgwick Corporation. I called Sears Customer Relations (Sedgwick Corporation) and opened a claim. A few days later the claims associate called and told me I could go prove my case in court because the Reno Sears Auto Center was disputing the damage. Wow! I’ve been a loyal Sears customer since 1969 and I’ve never been treated like that by Sears or by any business. I’ve also never filed a claim against any business. I sent a detailed email to their third party claims associate indicating that I would be more than happy to take them to court. They paid for the repair in full - but not without a fight. They also left 2 lug nut covers off which they replaced but I had to make a separate trip to pick them up. In all, I had to make 3 trips and the car still has a high speed shimmy. I’m not going back. I recommend that you do not take your car to Sears Auto Center in Reno for any automotive work. If you do, make sure you take pictures of the entire car before you drop it off. You’ll need them. See the pictures of my cracked windshield in the “Gallery” section for the Reno Sears Auto Center.
End of April 2014 I was told I needed a new radiator to the tune of $752. I kept an eye on the fluids and after having to add 2 gallons of antifreeze to the radiator over 4 months I took it back for them to look for a leak (9/16/14). Had the unpleasant luck of having Don (#647479) degrade me while being there. After ignoring what I was saying and me finally YELLING at him to listen to what I had to say (5 minutes of me telling him I put in a total of 2 gallons on coolant)...they took it back for a pressure check. After a few hours Don dragged me back there and told me to LOOK where it's leaking. I'm 5'4" my truck is a Chevy k1500 Silverado. Told him I can't see where he's pointing. He said the radiator is fine but it's the intake manifold valve gasket that needs replacing for $354. Told him can't afford that and to give me my truck back. Since I know all about the gasket (had a problem with our car) I knew to look for any signs of coolant mixing in with the oil, there never was any.Put in another 2 gallons of antifreeze until I saved the money up to take it to a real garage. Then yesterday (12/01/14) steam is coming out the front. The whole right side of engine had coolant spewed all over it. Was near Tires Plus on Pullman/Prater and they popped the hood and saw immediately what the problem was. THE TOP RADIATOR HOSE WASN'T TIED BACK and the alternator chewed a hole into the hose! SEARS DID NOT TIE BACK THE RADIATOR HOSE. It wasn't the intake manifold it was their incompetence by not securing the hose. Tires Plus tied down the new hose, flushed the radiator, checked the oil for coolant, and did another pressure check. The intake manifold gasket was not leaking, nor coolant in the oil. Not only did I have to pay Sears $752 for a new radiator (hoses too) but I had to shell out $264 for a new hose and radiator flush. Stay away from Reno's Sears Auto Center.
We and my sister have used the services of this company for brakes and other problems that have popped up, and they seem to do everything well.Friendly service and fairly priced, not bad when you are talking about vehicle repair.
I've spoken to Scott in person and over the phone a few times and he is always patient, professional and helpful. I received an estimate and am looking forward to having the work done to get my vehicle repaired here. Thank you and I'll be seeing you soon.
Best Quality of ServiceNick's Automotive is the best place in Reno if you want to get a good quality of service with a reasonable price.
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: