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By: suzanne.vanthillo
Ejm Electric
If you ever need any electric work done, no matter the size of the job, this is the guy to call. He can spot the problem immediately and fix it in record time. The first time I called him, it was because our dishwasher suddenly stopped working. While other people were charging me $75 just to come out - even when they couldn't diagnose, let alone FIX the problem, Ed hesitated to charge me anything at all when all he had to do was flip a switch on the wall that was hidden behind our paper towels. After that we called him to install some overhead lights in two bedrooms where the wall switches were wired to the outlets where we had clocks plugged in. He rewired all three bedrooms, installed two lights, changed one switch to a dual/dimmer/speed control switch for our overhead light/fan combo, and THEN repaired a damaged outlet in our backyard. All this in a couple of hours and for a ridiculously reasonable price. My husband and I were astonished. We had put off doing all this work for years because we thought it would be way too expensive and/or time-consuming. Today we had him back again because our brand new oven didn't work when we plugged it in. He rewired/configured the socket so everything is now properly grounded and the new appliance that was delivered last weekend is finally working. This guy is my hero. Super nice, super knowledgeable, super efficient. I'll never call anyone else.
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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