The last thing you want if you need to have an electrical component fixed is to be shocked, start a fire, or damage your home. Electrical equipment and home electrical systems, trouble shooting, repairs, maintenance and replacement of electrical components/equipment needs to be done by qualified, licensed and insured Electrician’s. We’ve created a list of things to be aware of when looking to find a company to provide those services for you.
- Never run drop cords under rugs.
- Check your smoke detector batteries and Ground Fault circuit interrupters (GFI’s) twice a year when the time changes. Test your GFI’s by pressing the test button, then press re-set.
- Be sure to baby-proof your home, when small children are present or residing in the home.
- If you own electronic equipment, a home surge protector is a wise investment.
- Never put an oversize light bulb in a lighting fixture
- If you own an older home, it may not be properly grounded and should be checked by an electrician.
Scams: Be careful when using a company that cannot give you a price up front before the work starts.
Warranties/Insured: Only do business with a company that offers a warranty of their work for at least a year minimum. Make sure your electrical company is licensed and insured.
Electrician’s: Any electrician working in your home should be drug-free & background screened, for your safety.
Comparison Shopping: Should be based on reputation, reliability, experience and price ‘value’, not just the lowest price of all proposals presented.
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