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From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
Serving the San Antonio Area.
From Business: All-Pro Electric is committed to providing both residential and commercial customers with the most reliable and best electrical and plumbing services available at a competitive price. With a highly skilled technical force, and a friendly and efficient office staff, All-Pro will keep your project on track, on budget, and co…
28120 US Highway 281 N Ste 100San Antonio, TX 78260
From Business: Your Trusted Electrician in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne and Surrounding Areas. Call TODAY for your FREE Home Safety Inspection. We serve 24/7 with up front pricing. No Trip Charge. Mr. Electric of San Antonio is a leader in Residential and Commercial Electrical Service. We are locally owned and operated and provide …
20770 Us Highway 281 NSan Antonio, TX 78258
On the recommendation of a friend, I called Mr. Electric for installation of a light fixture. My 45+ year-old house required extensive electrical repair and maintenance, and after the superb work he did on the fixture, I requested Tony for the needed major work. I've been dealing with this compa…
10644 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78233
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I had set an appointment with ABC Home & Commercial Services for a pest inspector to come out and give me an estimate because I had heard rustling on my roof and also noticed damage the next morning. My appointment was for Wednesday morning between 9-11 am, I thought I would be waiting all morn…
Ste 104443 8111 MainlandSan Antonio, TX 78240
Excellent service, very polite and knowledgeable employees, came when scheduled, a perfect experience. Knew what was wrong and received a ' very r reasonable quote. The technician even showed us the damage parts explaining what they would be doing. Would definitely call them again.
San Antonio, TX 78251
I met Mr. Gomez through my daughter-in-law, in May of 2015, after relocating back to San Antonio from MN to spend some time with my family. Their home needed lots of TLC including everything from flooring, painting, plumbing and just about everything in between. Usually, these guys come out…
28 Sun Valley DrSpring Branch, TX 78070
From Business: Let us introduce ourselves and give you an idea of all of our many capabilities. We are dedicated to our clients' needs in every way possible, no matter how small or large the project might be. Please feel free to look at our projects and past work, get to know us and the people that make CHC Electric Inc. the choice for a…
Serving the San Antonio Area.
From Business: South Texas Neon Sign Co., Inc. Has Been Serving Laredo and South Texas For Over 55 Years! We Specialize In Manufacturing, Servicing & Installation Of All Types Of Signs. At South Texas Neon Sign Co., Inc. You Will Always Receive Prompt, Professional & Individualized Attention, Every Time. That's Why Our Customers Keep Com…
4403 Dividend Ste 107San Antonio, TX 78219
From Business: Mission City Electric has been locally owned and operated since 1994. We have honest friendly service at affordable rates. No games or hidden fees. Call us today for your free estimate or to schedule your service repair.
5903 Danny Kaye DrSan Antonio, TX 78240
From Business: Were looking forward on getting to know Texas Home Innovation Inc. in person. Welcome to Texas Home Innovation Inc! Our staff is dedicated to giving you reliable and respectful customer service. Because we recognized as a family owned business, we have an important set of standards and we known for offering flexibility pay…
5150 Broadway Street #174San Antonio, TX 78209
Raul was very prompt and professional. He offered his services next day and was right on time. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Not only did he help us out, but he did an amazing job and we couldn't be happier. If I ever have any electrical issues again in the future or know anybody that h…
25020 Toutant Beauregard RdSan Antonio, TX 78255
From Business: We are a full service Electrical Contractor providing electrical service for the greater San Antonio area and surrounding counties. Customer service is our priority with professional workmanship. We are State Licensed and insured with the State of Texas.
1282 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78228
I had a problem with my out side unit and I called another company. They quoted me $2500 to repair. I wanted another quote so I called A-1. They said my system was with saving and repIred it for less than $400. I have waited to write this review to see if the repair held up and seeing as it is n…
14275 Interstate 10 ESchertz, TX 78154
We have been servicing the greater San Antonio for over 30 years. We have proffessional electricians working with us to provide you with quality and efficient services. We provide variaties of services such as Residential, Commercial, and industrial. Call Gerard Electric today!!!
18864 Bandera Rd Lot 2Helotes, TX 78023
Jason Robles has been amazing! We are building a new home and Since day one I was getting taken advantage of by a couple electrical companies. When I called Jason Robles that all changed. He was very honest and upfront from the beginning. Not only was he at least a few thousand dollars less tha…
From frayed wires to down powerlines, what can an electrician do to help your home get back on track.
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They have been out twice to our house, today they accused my husband of messing with the outlets and called him a RACIAL SLUR. They also do not seem like they know what they are doing when it comes to electrical work, they are just throwing parts at the issue instead and looking further to see what the actual issue is.
We needed to have the bathroom exhaust/heater replaced.They couldn't come out for a couple of weeks, but the wait was worth it. The electrician and his helper showed up on time. The new unit required a 20 amp breaker. The electrician tested the wiring and determined that the circuit could be upgraded from 15 to 20 amps. They worked quickly to remove the old unit and install the new unit, breaker, and timer. I added their contact info into my phone so it is handy when I need an electrician again.
In all honesty, this is a family friend. He has done work for my family and has done free work for our Congregation. I can say with 100% accuracy that this is a good and honest company and the owner is trustworthy and knowledgeable. You will find no better person.
Horrible company. I have a home wired by them and I'm worried that it's going to burn down. The owner Glenn is more concerned about making a cheap buck than anything else. Highly recommend using any electrical company other than landmark. I'm considering lawsuits.
Hired them to drill a hole through the brick on my house to run a cable. This is the end result. Damaged property, no compensation, and no solution to fix my home. Do not use them.
Very professional and responsive service. Was able to give me some advice that saved me money. Will definitely use again in the future.
Great service! They replaced a couple outlets and a ceiling fan in my home. They made sure everything worked properly of course but also made sure it looked good and lined up.
Unprofessional... poor service... does not consider his customer's time/schedule, and he even argued with me on the phone. Because it was through my home warranty company, the bum will probably still get paid for not even touching a thing... zero work completed will be paid in full.Stay away! -- far away -- from John Martinez, Master Electrician.
This is the second time in six months we've needed electrical work and used Landmark Electric. Both times the work has been done expertly, quickly, courteously and at a fair price.
I highly recommend Pokloff Electric. James went above and beyond to take care of my business. He is professional and trustworthy. I was very impressed that he was willing to work with my budget and completed all the work quickly. James was easily accessible and delivered quality work. If you're looking for an electrician, call Pokloff Electric you will be in good hands!!
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: