Best 30 Electrical Contractors in Dayton, OH with Reviews -

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By: B.j. A.
Positive Electric, Inc.
I was in need of an electrician today to repair two broken lights in my kitchen. I called Brandon and was pleasantly surprised for him to let me know he'd be able to come over right away to help me!He came over and almost immediately knew the problem with the lights and fixed them. I highly recommend Positive Electric for your electrical needs!Thanks Brandon for being so professional and having such excellent customer service skills....something that is rare these days!
By: H. K.
Positive Electric, Inc.
I had a great experience with Positive Electric installing a 220V outlet for my new appliance. Brandon arrived on time for giving me the quote and the estimate was VERY reasonable. He was very nice and knowledgeable of his job. The tech who showed up promptly as scheduled did the work professionally. I am very satisfied with their accurate quote, great price, on time service and quality work. I would highly recommend this company to everyone else I know!
By: Mary S.
Larkin Electric Co
We had storm damage and we called Larkin Electric and they were amazing!! We are so impressed with their quality, the promptness and they are very fair priced! Dan Larkin came out the day we called and the electrician Tim got us back in our home much sooner than we thought! We HIGHLY recommend Larkin Electric! Mr & Mrs Sites of Kettering
By: dmcgrew
Mr. Electric
I had a very good experience with Mr Electric. They installed recess can lighting in my kitchen and basement and it looks GREAT!! The technician that came out was very knowledgeable and gave me some great lighting ideas. They showed up on time and cleaned up their mess every day. I would highly recommend this company.
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By: Jennifer A.
Bates Electric
Bates Electric was very professional. We had an electrical box installed and switches and ceiling fans put in our bedrooms. Price was very reasonable and both gentleman were a pleasure to talk to. I will definitely be using them in the future and recommend them to anyone that needs a great electrician.
By: Carmen K.
Positive Electric, Inc.
Very knowledgeable, caring, accommodating, professional and friendly staffs. I'd recommend this company to anyone, anytime! WTG POSITIVE ELECTRIC! Keep up the great job!
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By: Josh B.
Positive Electric, Inc.
Very professional and thorough with all aspects of their work I was impressed with the courtesy and knowledge of there staff
By: Jane D.
Positive Electric, Inc.
Extremely knowledgeable, fair prices and will definitely refer Positive Electric to all my friends and family! Thank you!
By: Rick S.
ElectriCity Inc
great company!!! finished the job on time and on budget!!! flexible, professional. very happy!!!
By: Guy M.
Positive Electric, Inc.
Awesome Company! Great service and very fair prices.
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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