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By: Michael C.
Beacon Electrical Services
I had another great experience with Beacon Electrical Services today. I have been having weird things occur with my home electrical system. Half my master bedroom had lost power, cell phones plugged in overnight weren't charging, lights got mysteriously dim, electrical sockets worked intermittently - some not at all. Victor Figueroa came out, diagnosed my problem, He discovered that my cheap-o home-builder had used the "back-stab" method for wiring all my sockets. Leads to some of the sockets were loose and in some cases not even connected! Victor offered me a great deal on a whole-house electrical socket replacement. And the deal includes a number of improvements over what I had that will set me up for a long long time. Victor Figueroa also helped me plan and execute other significant electrical work in my home including installation of a backup natural gas generator and a 220V line to my garage. Both projects have been exceedingly well done. I call Victor whenever I have electrical issues or projects that involve the electrical system.
By: Camillia L.
Beacon Electrical Services
Everyone hates to use contractors because it’s really hit or miss with who is going to walk into your door. We have had bad experiences with contractors in the past and I just wanted to praise Beacon Electrical and their knowledgeable and friendly staff. We experienced a power surge at night that was due to an ice storm. We waited until the next day to call and they were able to send someone out very quickly. Victor came in and assessed our situation and it didn’t look good. He was so friendly and you could tell that he was an experienced electrician that was also compassionate about our family’s situation. All of our expectations were exceeded and our issue was resolved quickly. If you are researching electrical companies for your own needs than I would highly recommend that you go with this company. They get an A+ for service, experience, and for having great employees on their team. I know I will be calling them again if we are ever in need of an electrician.
By: Linda K.
Beacon Electrical Services
I had older recess cans in my kitchen that were falling out of the ceiling that was until I Had Beacon Electric come out Rich and Montell did a fantastic job on my new lights price was reasonable but you definantly pay for what you get and Beacon's Quality is bar none from start to finish they cover the entire area with plastic wore floor protectors and cleaned up after the project was complete.
By: manassasjohn
Northern Lights
Thanks for all your help last week on the kitchen lights they look great.John Manassas
By: manassasjohn
Electrical Service
Thanks for all your help last week on the kitchen lights they look great.
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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