Aaa Electric in Galveston, Texas with Reviews - YP.com

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01/11/2016
By: Stanley M.
Powerhouse Electric
Her husband called sunday begging me to come out since no one else would show up and I told him we dont work weekends, I did come out and saw that you had a safety and fire hazard. He gave me a key and had to leave to go back home, out of town. He was burning up equipment and the meter/ breakerbox came completely off the house because of rotten wood. I came back monday and figured that it was to unsafe to do by myself so i went to go get a helper to hold the box from falling off the house. Troubleshot the voltage problem to the utility company and notified to send service truck out. Made another trip the next day to see if it corrected the voltage problem inside the house. And it did, I then went through all the breakers and installed a antioxidant for the corrosion problem. Made a total of five trips to the house. Gave a major discount for the call out and did not charge him for two other trips. Had to call him several weeks later because of non- payment. He stated no work had been done , but voltage problem was fixed. He then later apologized for his false accusations.P.S I have been doing this for 30 years and have thousands of satisfied customers...........................
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