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02/23/2016
By: Marjorie S.
Creative Electric
Scott McBride is the master electrician you hoped you'd find but doubted you would. He's honest, affordable, and gifted. After he completes a job, you'll want him to return and do more. He "gets you."The lantern atop our mailbox pillar had not been working for months. Had digging to lift and level the pillar damaged the neutral wire? We interviewed multiple contractors; all wanted to dig and fix or replace damaged underground wiring. The job might be small, but it was more likely to involve a 60-foot trench and lawn destruction. Scary words like "jack" and "torpedo" were bandied about.After checking our photocell and bulb, Scott spied an outlet under a live oak, noted that the wiring had been damaged by exposure to the elements, repaired the wiring, which was connected to the lantern, and lit up our lives. We had an *above-ground* problem! He recognized and shared it.Scott's the top-notch troubleshooter and problem-solver to have on speed dial. (Please don't tell!)
10/11/2014
By: Bob S.
Complete Electrical Services Inc
We have used Rob for the last 8 years, and he has proven to be an excellent electrician and problem solver.I have had several difficult electrical issues, and he has always found a way to make it work and at the same time abiding by the rapidly changing electrical codes. He also has always left the work area just as clean as when he started, and my wife really appreciates that… Bob B.
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01/14/2016
By: Brenda B.
Luminous Electric
Just had Luminous run electrical to an outdoor building and wire the building for multiple outlets.Fair pricing and excellent work!The 2 techs were on time, professional, neat and very friendly.I would definitely recommend them.Thanks!
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10/14/2016
By: Karen K.
Ed Turner Electric
Mr. Turner is a very good electrician who takes pride in his work. He is a very kind man as well. He installed an exhaust fan in the garage and added a gfci to one of my breakers.
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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