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06/11/2015
By: Mary H.
Maynard Electric
We had a lightening strike next to our house that hit a tree, that took out several huge limbs, as well as all our power. We checked our breaker box, and was able to get everything on except our air conditioner and water heater.We then checked the air conditioner reset button. No luck. We were reluctant to call for service on the weekend, being retirees on a budget. Monday I called Maynard Electric and talked to a wonderful employee by the name of Jeanie, who walked me through all the possibilities to try. She also told me that they were totally booked up through Thursday, and asked if I had tried to call anyone else. I told her we had been taken advantage of too many times in the past, and that Maynard's had come highly recommended by a restaurant owner. Jeanie told me she would try to get a technician out on Wednesday, between 2 service calls in my area, to look at it. The window given was between 12:30 and 2 PM. Eric arrived at approximately 1:30 PM and was done by 2:20 PM. He walked us through every step of the way, testing all the power, and changed out a main breaker. He then told us to turn on the air conditioner full blast, and to expect a 5 minute delay. His word was as good as gold. The air kicked on. Eric then made some recommendations for the future. He was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and reasonable. This company is stellar and keeps extremely busy. They are busy for a very good reason. They come highly recommended, They will work with you and are honest .Their price was well within our budget, especially since we had gone without air(in 90 degree heat) for 5 days. We say that they were well worth the wait. We waited for quality work, and got it.
06/21/2013
By: tigress02
Maynard Electric
VERY WORTHWHILE COMPANYI had a breaker that kept tripping and several outlets that did not work. After being stood-up by two other contractors I decided to check the BBB site. "Maynard Electrical" was give an A+ rating. When I called for an appointment I found several staff members to be courteous, patient, and very clear about appointment procedures and costs. They helped the process flow very smoothly. I also verified that Maynard service techs were licensed.The technician, Eric, was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, patient with my questions, and very proficient. He used a meter to test every outlet. He explained that several outlets were not broken: They were part of a "dual switch hook-up" ( one outlet requires a corresponding switch to be turned- on for it to operate). He also found a short in the #15" breaker unit. He asked what I wanted to fix without any sales pressure or talking me into unnecessary repairs. In less than an hour, he troubleshot, explained in detail, replaced one outlet, one switch unit, and one breaker unit. All for less than $100 ( includes service call, labor, and parts). Refreshing to find reputable businessmen with professional skills. Will highly recommend without reservation.
11/01/2016
By: Ashley D.
Pinellas County Electric
1 review5.0 star rating 11/1/20165 stars does not justify the quality of service I received! I called many electrical contractors in the area and found Pinellas County Electric the only one who returned my calls. I spoke with a girl name Sara in the office and the gentleman who came out name was David. He provided me with a quote to upgrade my electrical panel box. They came out when they said they would and billed what was agreed on. I cant thank Pinellas County Electric enough for their hard work. I will recommend them to all of my friends and family.
07/29/2017
By: Daniel B.
Pinellas County Electric
Pinellas County Electric now the leading Residential / Commercial Service Contractor conviently located in St. Petersburg Fl. We hire only the best canidates with approved credentials, clean criminal records and great customer service skills. We cut no corners when it comes to the safety of your family knowing that whoever shall come out has already been prescreened. We offer every turnkey solution so that the same service we have been delivering can continue through your whole home or business. Call us today to see what we can do for you!
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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