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02/20/2016
By: Robert C.
Jim Watts Electric
Chad Aughton did a good job of inst. of 200ampmain barker. But the charge of 600.00 total noitemize of bill called 3 times haven't received yet. I talked to local electric contractor he est, about $125.00 for square D 200amp barker. Could be why I haven't received a bill?? Bob 16 Country Place
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11/30/2015
By: Heather L.
Jim Watts Electric
Repair masters subcontractored you to do the wiring in my house after having a electrical fire you came out gave the estimate then sent someone else out to run the wire then sent twould different guys the day I was moving back in w no lights cause it wasn't ran right and now 7 room house is all wired to one breaker and the breaker is 120 so it trips at least 5 to 6 times today I do not recommend anyone to use ur company I've complained to repair masters and ur company and nothing has been done
05/07/2014
By: Noelle B.
D & D Electric
I am a new home owner. We were having an issue with an outlet in our master bathroom and I had found D & D Electric through a google search of electricians in the area. I called and spoke to Doug. He was able to simply solve the problem over the phone by instructing me on what to do. He was so friendly and professional, which is difficult to come across these days! I would recommend D & D Electric, we will always call Doug for future issues or work we would like to have done on our house.
04/25/2014
By: peggers
Shepherd Electric
Absolutely professional and quality work. Very pleased and will use them in the future for any of my electrical issues.
04/23/2013
By: janice.moon.7
D & D Electric
It was cold and my furnace had no electricity to it. I called 5 different electrical company’s D & D Electric called me back right away(3 companies I still haven’t heard back from). I spoke with Doug and he said he would get someone to my house first thing the morning. The repairman showed up at 7:45, found the problem and repaired it quickly. He replaced a cut off switch, installed a junction box and even check my circuit breaker box in ensure every breaker was secure. I would use D & D Electric again and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
09/25/2012
By: william.vala.9
Shepherd Electric
Does good work at my residence and at my business.
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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