Best 30 Electricians in Hayward, CA with Reviews - YP.com

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12/05/2013
By: kayla.stevenson.750983
Discount Electric
I am a single mother and needed some security lights installed for my home safety, Discount Electric got the job done. The company was reasonable with the service pricing; I had called around to see about a better deal but I couldn't find one. Discount Electric had a great website and when I called them they gave me all of the information I needed to know for my lighting project. I am very satisfied with the results I got exactly what I asked for and nothing extra or complicated. This company gave me what I wanted on time and again at an affordable price, which is what was most important to me.
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12/20/2016
By: benjamin.bates.378
Discount Electric
Discount Electronic performed a number of different services for me in the past. So why did I choose this company above the rest? Well as a single woman who lives alone, complete trust in contractors should never be given. The male technicians employed at Discount Electronic are very professional, well-dressed and mannerly. By judging from my previous experience in the past on their integrity, service reliability and of course my safety. I'll continue to hire them.
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12/19/2016
By: ambermarrow
Discount Electric
In the past this electric company was of service to me twice. One was to perform various installations on my newly built home and the other to re-wire my grandmother's home and on both occasions I could say the technicians were very professional, friendly and took their job seriously.
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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