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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.
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VR Electric re wired my home after a fire in 2010, as a hired sub contractor of Jerry McGarry (another very bad review). I was suspicious when the Oklahoma City inspector kept denying their work on multiple occasions. I thought the inspector may be harassing the out of town sub contractor due to racial or political reasons. Eventually, I moved back in to my home, and recently went to replace 2 light fixtures in my home and found bare wires dangling from the sheet rock in the ceiling and into the fluorescent light fixture. I am no electrician, but I know a junction box is required at any light switch, fixture, or electrical outlet. These cheapskates could have burned my home down again! I am concerned that the rest of my homes lights may be wired the same. Definitively do not trust your families safety to these scam artists!
Jeffrey, Jeff & Sam are knowledgeable, friendly, fair, cleaned up after work & came when they said they would. We were very happy with the service they provided.
I received a referral for DeWayne at Delta Electrical Enterprises Inc. from a very close trusted family member. I needed several projects addressed: Installation of 2 garage sconce lights Installation of a triple-head motion detector security lightInstallation of a security camera system w/NVRRepair of a GFP outletInstallation of a timer for a lightAn overall electrical system checkup DeWayne was able to promptly visit the installation site and professionally assessed the job being requested. Shortly thereafter, he provided a reasonable quote for the projects on my list (noted above). As soon as I had an opening in my schedule for the installation, he was able to schedule for that date. :)He arrived promptly and had all of the needed tools and supplies with him. I provided all the hardware components for my projects. He was attentive to the tasks and set about completing them in a methodical and proficient manner. His work for me was done just a few days ago (heat of the summer – late July) and in spite of the hot weather he maintained his work efforts throughout a very long day and successfully completed my projects and the service was provided for the fee that he had provided in his quote. It was a pleasure working with DeWayne. I found him to be personable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and professional. I will reach out to DeWayne at (918) 838-3883 Delta Electrical Enterprises Inc. in the future for any of my electrical needs. Thank you very much, DeWayne, for all your hard work! :)
Just had Kevin Dillard work on my house. Honest guy, great price and excellent service!! Would work with again!!!
They were right on time and very professional. Came prepared and we're very thorough. I would recommend them for anyone needing electrical work.
I'm very pleased with AJ Electric.Jeff arrived on time and was very quick to find the problem. He also took the time to explain it to me and my very curious kids, which I appreciated a lot.He was very thorough and his pricing is very reasonable. I would recommend him to all my friend with no hesitation.
Prompt, courteous, efficient...I appreciated the honest, cost effective solution to my problem offered by AJ Electric. They showed up at the appointment time and wasted no time solving my lighting issue. I will use them again and would recommend them.
Yeah here is a review this company charges you a "convenience" for paying online with card and then raises their rates due to EPA requires them to do maintenance but you have to suck it up because the have monopolized this service in Oklahoma.
AMP Mechanical was called out for a simple repair on our AC unit the first week of June 2015. Their failure to investigate the problem on the first visit, led to 2 months without working AC in the middle of the summer, and 10 service calls to get it right. Throughout the 10 visits from their technicians, they proceeded to put the wrong amount of freon in the system, install the wrong parts, and misdiagnose. Ultimately, their repeated mistakes led to a total failure of the outside unit and had to wait for this to be replaced. The service techs were unprofessional, and we were lied to from the owner. After being without AC from June 2- July 20th, the owner of AMP Mechanical recommended I buy some AC window units from walmart and assured me that I would be reimbursed. I spent $500 on temporary window units and was never reimbursed. This was a horrible experience and they never made us feel that we were a priority. I would seriously reconsider before calling them. They cost me several times off work, and a miserable summer.
We want to thank AJ Electric for their professionalism and expertise in replacing an ancient main building circuit breaker. Normally a relatively routine job, this one also required the complete replacement of the obsolete service and meter boxes, and the wiring all the way to the transformer. All of this too for a very reasonable price. They were on time and completed all the modifications and replacements very quickly - No games or billing add-ons.
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: