Par Electric Locations & Hours Near Des Moines, IA -
By: terrym51
Lazer Electric & Plumbing
Tree down in snow storm, ripped out meter, no power and 15°. Called Lazer at 2am. Needed this repaired urgently. 8AM Paul and Tony are knocking on the door. Got right to it; knew exactly what to do. Older home (95 yrs old!), so had a couple of surprises working with the lines and connections going into the house. Met each obstacle without hesitation. Finished in 3 hours in the icy cold. Kept sense of humor, but worked professionally. Had all the parts so no delays. Even talked to my insurance adjuster about not only the electrical damage, but damage to my house. Excellent service, reasonable rate (one price for the whole job without any sales pressure). Very highly recommended. Very satisfied. Thank you Paul, Tony and Bob for a first class job! And a few laughs, not to mention the second huge oak limb coming down next to Paul almost making his wife happy (his comment, not mine!). Great teamwork under extenuating circumstances. Can you tell I am extremely satisfied with this company?
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By: Patricia S.
Dr. Electric
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rick LaPole owner of Dr. Electric, LLC for his outstanding performance and quality of work in updating my home. After numerous proposals I found him to be the most affordable, honest and knowledgeable in his field of electricity and what the city needs to pass inspections. His proposal included everything that needed to be done so there were no unexpected surprises when the work was done. Understanding the needs of people, being completely trustworthy, maintaining high standards and providing quality work at a fair price gives me no choice but to highly recommend Dr. Electric to anyone in need of quality electrical service.Patricia K. Shiffer
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By: Dave Z.
S & H Electric Co
Y'all rock. I am old school and drive ol antiques as daily drivers. Unfortunately this makes is a adventure finding the replacement parts when the ol' girls are broke down. But never fail when I need y'all you never let me down. From price to availability you are top of the list. Thnx see y'all in the future
By: staceelinn
Lazer Electric & Plumbing
Call them, they are awesome and should give other contractors lessons! Each one that was out introuduced themselves to me, they kept me informed with phone calls notes or just telling me when I was there. I love this company and hope everyone uses it!
By: Marcia C.
Lazer Electric & Plumbing
Great job, prompt, knowledgeable and will use again.
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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