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By: Trevor D.
Mountain Lights Electric Inc
Worst electrician in the area. Do not use him, he has no clue how to do his trade and should be stripped of his license. We have to walk across a dark room to turn lights on because he does not understand the flow of a home, we got electric shocks from light switches and had to pay a different electrician thousands to fix this guys mess.
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By: Colleen M.
Mountain Lights Electric Inc
Quick, reliable, & clean! Had a poor experience with a different electrician who was impossible to get a hold of, and Mountain Lights Electric come out the next day, was able to complete the small job within a few days, left the place clean, and was a fraction of the cost. 10/10 would reccomend.
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By: chase7812
C O Specialist Electricians
Had some problems with some of my receptacles, so I called C.O. Specialist Jerry Goldby the manager, came over right away. They were very precise , quoted me a price and when they found some other problems ,I thought the price would, for sure go up but it didn't they are good to there word. Very clean , didn't make a mess did a fantastic job i would highly recommended them and will definitely use them again!Sincerely Ren Oakley
By: Rick B.
River Ridge Electric, Inc.
Excellent work! Showed up on time, charged a reasonable rate, and was pleasant to work with. I strongly recommend his services!!
By: fedkenheuer
Co Specialist
the best electricians in asheville
By: juliaann.hayes.1
Co Specialist
Jerry Goldby was a great electrician. In an older house something always goes wrong, so we knew that changing a bulky aged bathroom light fixtures was more than a quick and easy switch. WE were right. It was much more complicated and Jerry took on the challenge, corrected the existing err, changed the fixure, cleaned up his things and was off. He was personable and interesting and he is now in our book under electrician.
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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