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By: Robin B.
Serious power outages all the time....I've had them for one month and my husband works from home so this really sucks.
By: jadude
Arroyo Electric
Got a certificate for lighting install in May - have until Aug to use or lose. Business won't respond to my attempts to set up an appt - no return phone calls or emails. I was told they were 1-2 weeks out before I bought, They got the cash, I got the shaft. Poor follow through, bad business practices. Look elsewhere!
By: 70chargerman
McBride Electric
Great service,pleasant knowledgable,courteous and reasonably priced. Had two projects, first project was the addition of an outlet for my kitchen renovation. The day before the actual appoinment they called(Bill) and asked what color fixtures I wanted told me their price structure over the phone. The Technician(Josh) was polite,prompt and very knowledgbel. He went right to work and was not able to get onto job number 2 as of time constraints of other appoinment, He called his dispatecher asked me my availability, we set the next appoinment, He(Josh) was again ontime,went right to work after i reiterated where I wanted the outside flood lights located,discussedalternat mounting and where to locate conduit for fixtures.i was pleasantky surprised by the total bills to do the work,I was thinking second one was going to cost more. Do not call anyone else. Make this one McBride your only call. you will not regret it.
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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.
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