Ideal Electric in San Marcos, CA with Reviews -
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By: William T.
Electric Gate Repair
I found your number online and gave your company a call to fix my gate’s alignment. Your technician was really friendly and helpful, and so efficient! Really impressive!
By: William B.
Electric Gate Repair
We needed a new intercom system for our gate. We contacted this company online and are very happy with the service and installation! Thank you!
By: Nathan S.
Electric Gate Repair
My next-door neighbor recommended this company for fixing my automatic gate. The guy found a problem with the receiver and fixed it right away. I couldn’t have gotten a more professional service. Great job!
By: Jason F.
Electric Gate Repair
Here is my experience with San Marcos Gate Repair (that's the name that they went by when I called this number). I called and told them that my electric gate would not close. I said that I thought the fire department may have used their key and opened it. The person who answered the phone said they would have to send a technician to look at it and it would be forty five dollars. I asked if I could email pictures of the system and key locks to see if it was the fire dept. She said that they didn't do that and she had to send a technician. I asked if they had a fire dept key, she said she didn't know if the technicians did. I went ahead and scheduled it for the end of the day. Same day service sounded great, however in an hour or so I received a call to reschedule to the next morning. Ok, not same day but still good. Then at nine at night I got another call to move it to two in the afternoon. Fine, whatever, I just need my gate closed.The technician arrived on time, looked at the gate and said "yes, it has been locked by the fire department." It only took him a few seconds to come to that conclusion. I asked him to unlock it. He replied that only the fire department has the key. He asked for forty five dollars. I said "what? you've only been here two minutes." "You were told there was a fee to come out" he said. He wouldn't leave my property until I paid. Ron was his name. I told him that I thought that twenty dollars was more reasonable for just a couple of minutes. He said he wasn't the boss and the price was forty five. I asked him to call his boss and he refused. I finally paid him forty five cash. He gave me no receipt.That is my experience with them, you do with it what you want. Maybe they are a good company. I don't know and I probably never will. I am determined to not use "Gate Repair San Marcos" or "Electric Gate Repair" whatever name they go by ever again.
By: Leonard R.
Electric Gate Repair
I was not sure which material to use for my home's gates. Your company offered stainless steel and they have been working very well for the past few months. Thank you for great advice.
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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