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08/03/2012
By: riddermark
Duffy Electrical Co
Had electrical problems at my home. Called these people because they have been around a while. Figured being in business for an extended period of time they would have their act together. Boy was I wrong. I made an appointment number 1. No show, so I called. Gave an excuse and said he would call in a couple of hours after he gets in touch with his crew to update me. Ok, I said understandingly. Couple of hours goes by and no call. I wait an extra hour and call him. Gave another excuse and again he said he would call back in a couple of hours. Couple of hours rolls by same thing happened, no call. I wait and .... well you get the idea. This happened 4 times the first day. And get this it happened 3 times the next day. Hello? So..... finally after a TON of hassles and excuses and constant follow ups from me he gets to my home. He starts work. Half way through he says he's going to get parts. He gets them. He comes back with the wrong parts. But me being an understanding guy I say ok make these wrong parts work as best you can. He starts work. He finishes. We pay. He leaves. An hour later I notices he wired the parts wrong. They weren't functioning as they should. Call him back and have to go the the chase down episode mentioned above. A couple days later he comes back. Rewires it. FINALLY it works. Was it worth all the hassle? Absolutely not. My advice, steer clear. Their conduct stated above indicates that they are not professional like they were many years ago. These are the younger generation taking over for the professional older generation.
06/14/2008
By: tremec1
a Matthew Burt Electrical
Promt service and great upfront pricing. Matthew Burt Electrical showed up on time and took care of my electrical problems in no time . It truely was "Professional Quality Service"--A Happy Customer
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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