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By: Zach M.
Best Home Services
We called Best Home Services when our bathroom drains stopped draining. The service they provided us from the phone call to the plumber leaving our home was amazing.
By: Sean B.
Owens Electric
Great service, great job. Read reviews and called 4 services. Owens gave an $ estimate range over the phone. Service tech performed work and charged below the range quoted. Left area spotless and work performed under estimated time. The lead time for appt was two weeks, but was happy with service. Returned calls promptly. Would use Owens again.
By: cmcgrat
Owens Electric
Was in need of an electrician, used reviews from YP to find the right one! All reviews were right on the money, GREAT SERVICE, PROMT SERVICE, FAIR PRICING and PROFESSIONAL! Awesome find, thanks folks
By: new2srq
Owens Electric
I thought there were too many good reviews for this company to be real, but I was mistaken!! Owens Electric is AWESOME! The techs sent to my condo were very attentive and detail-oriented. They gave me an expected cost range up-front, and completed my 3-day project on time and on budget! Would def recommend these people to anybody!
By: pdasilviatechguy
Owens Electric
Best electricians I have ever used (and unfortunately, there have been many)! Very professional, clean, and AWESOME people. They were easy to work with, and priced to please! Thanks for making it happen, Kevin!
By: fishmagnet
Owens Electric
Underwater lights look amazing!
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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