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08/27/2013
By: santaika
Forest Electric
My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gordon Forest, owner of FOREST Electric Co. and his staff for their outstanding customer service and fantastic quality of work! Our relationship with Gordon Forest began when we bought our new house in Virginia Beach and Gordon came out to give us an estimate on rewiring our home. In the process, we discussed options for our wiring needs, and he offered suggestions but never tried to sell us a service that was not needed and there was no pressure to make a decision... Gordon clearly explained what he was going to do, what should be expected and time frame for completion of his job, and we received some estimates for the rewire.Our experience with FOREST Electric Co. was really very pleasant! We have found Gordon Forest to be efficient, neat, accurate, thorough, on time, reasonable, competitively priced, knowledgeable so to offer better options, when our ideas were not all inclusive or thorough… FOREST Electric Co. always were very considerate of our needs and cleaned up after their work.So, we highly recommend Gordon Forest, owner of FOREST Electric Co., to any business, office or residence for not only their on-time service, impressive work ethics, professionalism, and quality of work, but because they are trustworthy and honest people providing a great service. It was a pleasure doing business with them and they will be the only electrical repair service that ever works inside our home!
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02/05/2016
By: bel1084
Conyers Electrical Service
I called Conyers Electrical when my breakers were tripping and they found that water was getting in a receptacle on my deck despite the clear waterproof box I had purchased at Home Depot. They fixed that receptacle and put in a dedicated circuit for my freezer. Price was reasonable and they cleaned up really well. I will definitely call them again!
06/18/2013
By: gary.cooksey.10
DEL Electric LLC
I have been using DEL electric for 10 years. I have always been extremely happy with the way Mr. Lilley conducts his business. From the timely response to the courteous professional manner that he runs his business. I would highly reccommend DEL Electric to anyone including family and friends.
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04/19/2016
By: Rebekah G.
Dominion Virginia Power
Just wanted to say thank you! Came home to a HOT DARK HOUSE and within about an hour and a half they came and turned the power on. There had been a lot of power outages. My health isssues make me very intolerant to heat so I'm so thankful for their speedy service!
12/25/2016
By: Angie F.
Shane's Services Electrical
Shane's services electrical did a great job!! The guys were very professional and friendly. They showed up on time and completed the job in a timely manner. We were completely satisfied with the work preformed.
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03/18/2015
By: Juanita U.
Allaround Electric, Inc.
If you want work done in a professional and courteous manner this is the company that you want to call.You can trust him as if he were a member of your family and he explains things as he's doing them.
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01/20/2017
By: Felicia W.
REZ Electric
REZ has done several different jobs at our our home and they have always been very professional and meticulous. I would never use anyone else! Can't say enough great things about this company.
07/12/2015
By: Amarie N.
Blackout Electric Inc
These guys came quickly after I called when I lost power in my family room. Turned out it was just a bad breaker. They located the problem quickly
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12/25/2016
By: Shyanne F.
Shane's Services Electrical
A very professional company filled with a great group of people. You always get exactly what you ask for! Plus the office lady is pretty nice.
07/12/2015
By: Deon K.
Blackout Electric Inc
Excellent service. I highly recommend these guys
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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