Speelman Electric in Akron, OH with Reviews - YP.com
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By: Kellie W.
Akron Electrician Company
EDIT: They called us back and offered to send a new contractor out to fix the issue. Review updated!We called this company to fix some outlets in our home prior to selling out house (we were replacing normal outlets with GFCI outlets). A contractor named Ronald Papczun came out. The appointment was weird; he showed up hours later than he originally told us, then left in the middle of it to pick his daughter up from his ex wife (that's what he told us). Came back a while later.A couple days after he left, we tried to use one of the outlets he'd replaced and it didn't work. I contacted him, and he told me he'd be out the following Thursday. He never showed up. I emailed him afterward and have since gotten no response. I called Akron Electrician Company again, and the phone was answered by a different contractor. He flat out refused to give me any contact information for the owner, but kept reassuring me that the call was recorded and he was sure the owner was "listening in." He did tell me HE could then come out for an $85 service fee (plus his hourly fee, I'm sure) to take a look at the problem.Definitely do not recommend.
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By: Chris L.
JW Didado Electric
Great company with fast friendly service and most important quality work that you know will keep your family safe.
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By: Susan R.
Ted's Appliance Installation
This Business has been closed for 15 years. Pls remove from list. Ted died 15 years ago and the business died with him.
By: fc.bkoh.5
JW Didado Electric
Called the company and got an answering service who gave my contact info to some guy in Doylestown ohio. We agreed to a price that was 4 times higher then the guy said he was finishing a job to call the office and schedule it tomorrow. I have a 77 year old mother that I take care of that has an artificial hip, epilepsy and advanced R.A. at the property who uses a walker to slowly get around. I had to get a hotel room for her to spend the night since this guy wouldn't come out.
Tips & Advices
Keep the following tips in mind:
  • Do not operate any electrical equipment while sitting or standing in water.
  • Don't overload extension cords or surge protectors.
  • Put caps on your electrical outlets if you have small children.
  • Call an electrician if you notice your sockets or switches are warm to the touch, discolored or if they make noise.
  • Keep electrical cords away from stoves, ovens and other sources of heat.
  • Do not use an appliance that has a frayed cord.
  • Do not staple extension cords into place or cover them with carpets or furniture.
  • When using extension cords, make sure to unwrap them before plugging them in.
  • Don't overuse extension cords. Have an electrician install extra outlets if you need a power source closer to you.
  • Only use light bulbs with the correct wattage for your lamps and light fixtures.
  • Contact a licensed electrician if you frequently blow fuses, since this can be a sign of an electrical wiring problem.
  • Have an electrician look at your fuse box to ensure you have the right size fuses and circuit breakers. The wrong size fuse or breaker can be a fire hazard.
  • If you have fault circuit interrupters installed in your electrical panel, make sure you test them at least once a month by turning them on and off.
It can cost from $40-$100 an hour depending on the job. This does not include additional costs for parts or trip fees. Make sure to ask in advance what they charge for or if they will provide a free quote.
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.
Yes. While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs.
  • 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: Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
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.

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