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By: Mason G.
Nik Electric Company
Nik electric team were very detail, professional, on-time and on budget.Great experience and will do more business with them in near future.Thanks,Mason
By: Vish V.
NSI Systems Inc.
The staff there are very friendly, but it’s no wonder because they have to make up for the owner.John, you might want to take a customer service course because you never know who is going to walk through your door and potentially generate sales for you. Treat everyone as a customer, not just those who are a sure thing, and you can never go wrong. Give ANYONE who makes the effort to come into your establishment who has an appointment a little more consideration by being on time and being prepared. Take the time to listen to what they have to say and ask, and try to be more respectful.
By: jorgelunes
WCI Electric
We needed new lighting installed in our recording studio location. We had all fluorescent lighting and Ryan came out gave me a quote and advised me where I should install the lighting as my initial idea was not going to get the full coverage I needed. All the other contractors did not offer this advice at all. In addition, his quote was exactly in the middle, not the lowest not the highest but fair considering the quality of testimonials I saw on his website I decided to give WCI Electric the job. He came out the very next day and finished the entire job and cleaned up after himself. I am very happy with the work done and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a company that can get the job done professionally and advise you on their input based on your overall goal, than he would be the guy to choose.
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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