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By: E G.
Mick's Electric
Back story is we called them for a list of about 7 things we wanted looked at (flickering lights, installing new switches, etc.). When they arrived we gave them this list. They fixed a couple things on the spot, quoted us for the parts for the rest (~220 a piece, plus labor), and left right away to get them. They got back and said original quote was too low, and gave us a new one. The new quote they gave us was $675, with each of the two parts being ~$240 (so this includes labor obviously). Fine, that sounds somewhat reasonable... They did not give us a written quote. They did everything on the list that they could, said theyd send us the bill and left. Bill comes and its $822 (almost 150 more than the quote!!). So I call and the worker claims he quoted us $750. I talk to the manager, who ends up making my final bill $750. I didnt feel like fighting more so I accept. So I'm not sure who to blame but it has definitely left me with a sour taste in my mouth for this company. At least the work they did was good, so theres that!They did fix everything they could and the final product of what we wanted installed is great, so thats why 5 stars in expertise and promptness!
By: Ariane G.
Mr Electric of the Black Hills
Called these guys when we woke up and half of our house had no power. They made it to our house by 930 (called them at 830) and discovered it was a power company issue...the gentleman called the power company (and there was no charge for his visit) Great service. We will be going with them from here on out!
By: Laura E.
Mick's Electric
Micks has wired 2 new homes for me over the years. They are my go to electrician when problems come up. Recently they added 220 outlets in the garage! Fast with great service!
By: angelena.plummer
American Electric Inc
People say that American Electric does honest, quality work. Don't screw it up yourself! Call on the best!
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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