Selecting a Qualified Electrician

Of all the home improvement or maintenance projects that will present themselves to a homeowner or private business, finding a good electrician can be the most daunting.

The reason this is so challenging is the vast number of electricians in any given city and the difficulty in finding one that is qualified and competent. If a job is done poorly, the resulting damage and danger can be catastrophic. The end result can be an electrical fire set off by just one simple spark or crossed wiring. The damage done can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and can put a homeowner out of their home and a company out of business.

Most electrical work is fairly standard, especially in a home or small business, but for the inexperienced, even the most basic jobs can be over their heads.

For this reason, we want to provide a list of home services website, apps and places you, as the homeowner or business person, can visit to check on potential vendors.

Here you go:

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Yelp
  • Nextdoor
  • Angie’s List
  • Thumbtack
  • Home Advisor
  • Yellowpages.com
  • Takl
  • Handy.com
  • Taskrabbit.com
  • Pronto.com

These are just a few of the many apps and websites out there that can help you with your homework in finding someone qualified but in also looking at numerous, recent, solid reviews of their work.

We hope this help you in your search for a great electrical contractor.…

Overview of Residential Electricians

The market for buying, renting, and renovating homes, hotels, office buildings, and even more personal properties has grown and broadened exponentially.  This is equally true of the commercial electricians who are actively engaged in hotel renovation. But this article will focus on an overview of residential electricians; their jobs, responsibilities and tasks.

But there is more to consider than the overall aesthetic of a residential property. More than the intricacies of interior design, tenants, buyers, and investors look for updated electrical components and modern appliances. Owners and renters look to electricians to keep their properties up to date and functioning well. And as the industry of electrical work has expanded, technicians have become more specialized.

With the same intensive, reliable training as any other kind, a residential electrician specifically will, as the job title implies, take care of the aforementioned hotels, houses, office buildings, vacation homes, condominiums, etc. Since the average person is not well versed in situations involving messy wiring and complicated electrical components, we luckily have residential electricians with the right skillset to turn to when we need a little bit of help.

This kind of technician will look after and help you maintain your residential properties. But, what exactly is it that they do? Well, a general job description for a residential electrician is as follows: he or she will identify electrical problems or issues, resolve these issues, keep the clients informed with updates, and offer advice on how to avoid future problems to the property owners. That sums up the job itself fairly well, but there is a wide range of electrical problems for which an electrician must be trained to be capable of handling and rectifying.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Generic Repairs — Generic repairs include mainly appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers, as well as other simple components like doorbells, lights, etc.
  • Wiring Repairs — Wire repair services include the cleaning of corroded cables, laying and repairing underground wiring, waterproofing wiring, rewiring, etc.
  • Outlet Repairs — Sometimes outlets are too tight, too loose, or just do not work at all. A residential electrician can fix this problem for you.
  • Troubleshooting — A technician will use his or her knowledge of electrical components to identify the source of issues. When you should call in an electrician to do some troubleshooting: lights are continuously flickering, circuit breakers are constantly tripping, fuses are shorting regularly, outlets or receptacles do not work entirely or at all, appliances are being defective, etc.
  • Inspections — An inspection conducted by a certified electrician will confirm whether or not there are potential or already existing hazards inside the property.
  • Solar Panels — Have you already made the switch to solar energy? If your panels are in need of repair, an electrician is ready to take on the task.

Along with diagnoses and repairs, a residential electrician should be able to do installations and be able to update existing structures/components, such as…

  • Ceiling Fans — Ceiling fans can be controlled via switch, chain, remote, etc. Talk to your electrician about which method (or methods) you would like to be available to you.
  • Light Fixtures
  • Light Switches
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Doorbells
  • Solar Panels
  • Generators
  • Wiring — Older houses (usually thirty years or more since construction) tend to have outdated wiring, incapable of handling modern electrical loads. Contact a residential electrician to have your wiring updated!
  • And even more!

Consult a residential electrician for any electrical problems you have with your home, condo, etc. Your property is sure to be in good hands!…

Overview of Commercial Electricians

As the world has grown and progressed, especially in a technological and electrical sense, jobs and fields of work have similarly expanded and become more specialized. The field of electrical technicians is one example of such specialization. Today, someone training to become an electrician has many options to choose from: residential, commercial, and industrial, to name a few. While the core skills required for each are very similar, their subtle distinctions make all the difference. A technician, for example, can be extremely experienced and be a licensed residential electrician, but he or she is still not qualified to take on the same tasks as a commercial or industrial electrician.

The following is an overview of the responsibilities and work of commercial electricians specifically.

One of the most obvious distinctions to be made about the different types of electricians is where they work and what kind of buildings they work in. Commercial electricians, in particular, have a much broader range. They, as the name conveniently implies, operate in commercial facilities — schools, airports, office buildings, retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, and even more. The electrical systems found in these larger scale buildings are a bit more complex than those found in, say, a house or condo; therefore, to be worked on, a technician must have gone through years of very specific training and specialized programs.

In these buildings, a commercial electrician is able to upgrade, replace, and maintain the air conditioning, lighting, heating, ventilation, and power units. He or she can also install security systems, video surveillance systems, and fire alarms.

Some common and more specific services provided by commercial electricians include:

  • General Electrical Repairs — These are smaller projects, such as repairing a broken doorbell or replacing a smoke detector. These tasks seem simple, but they can be just as dangerous as any other if you don’t know what you’re doing.
  • General Wiring Repairs — Wires can be especially tricky to deal with. General wiring services include repairs to underground wiring, actually laying the wires underground, cleaning corroded wires, cable waterproofing, and more.
  • Panel Repairs/Upgrades and Installation — Thinking of making the switch to solar powered energy? Or, if you already have, are your solar panels in need of repairs or upgrades? A commercial electrician can handle it!
  • Outlet Repairs — This includes their replacement, loosening, tightening, installation, etc.
  • Fan Installation — A commercial electrician can install ceiling fans wherever you’d like, as well as install or move fixtures.
  • Lighting Repairs — Lighting services include: moving light switches and light fixtures; loosening or tightening light switches; repairing or installing electric storefront signs; fixing fluorescent lights, interior and/or exterior lights, LED lights, etc.; and more!
  • Generator Repairs and Installation
  • Troubleshooting — Have a technician come to your property to troubleshoot if you are experiencing any of the following situations: flickering lights, constantly tripping circuit breakers, regularly shorting fuses, malfunctioning appliances, defective outlets, etc.
  • Inspections — This is a bit different from troubleshooting. Troubleshooting will involve repairs once the problem is found. However, calling an electrician to perform an inspection does not necessarily mean there is a problem to be resolved. An inspection will only confirm whether or not your property is free of any electrical hazards/dangers.

 An electrician is trained to accomplish an extremely wide variety of tasks. If a service needed is not listed above, it is more than likely still available — just call and ask about it!

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Plumber or Electrician

We cam across this picture today and thought it would make for a good post. Even in today’s political climate, we guess that Facebook is good for something. This one made us chuckle.

But seriously! Who would you call. As professional electricians, we’d like you to call us. But then we might be calling the plumber after we arrive!

Which brings up the other side of this when we discuss this very topic with young people; plumber or electrician?

Below is a very informative video about such a topic that we felt many would find useful.

So when you are faced with the decision as to whether to call the electrician or the plumber or to determine if you want to pursue either field as a career, there are many things to consider.

Contrary to stereotypes of both, there is a lot of money to be made in each profession; especially if you own the company and know how to make it grow.

It is not uncommon for a plumbing or electrical company to have started from scratch and grown to hundreds of employees and trucks. It happens all over America where a skilled and hard working craftsmen grows his business from the ground up and exceeds all expectations.

This happens all over. These companies started with a good work ethic and concept and grew slowly over time while hiring smart ambitious workers who wanted to learn the business and be a part of a family owner and operated company.

If you want to learn more about the electrician industry and how you can build your own, refer to many of the online resources on YouTube, etc. to learn more.

This was just a brief article to give you a laugh and get you thinking about what to do in an emergency either at the home or in your career choice.

Both will work so call one and go from there.…

How To Find A Good Company Of Electricians

Are you looking for an electricians company? If you are looking for an electrician to make a reform or perform a new electrical installation, you have to take into account a series of tips that will help you find the option that best suits your needs.

Salaried workers or self-employed workers can form the companies of electricians. In principle, there is no difference in the quality of work. Whether they are self-employed workers or a company, the most important thing is that they are authorized installers. Since at the time of certifying your installation, the installation company must sign a bulletin that the Ministry of Industry has to seal to legalize the plant, and this bulletin can only be approved by companies certified by the Ministry of Industry.

In this bulletin the characteristics of the electrical installation, powers, type of plant, etc. are detailed. Without this newsletter, you will not be able to contract the supply with an electric company.

When asking for quotes from the companies of electricians, you have to bear in mind the same conditions as to hire any other installation company, namely:

 -It is convenient that the budget is appropriately detailed and divided between the labor force and the material necessary to carry out the installation.

-The electrical companies do not usually take care of the masonry works, and this means that, if you want to carry out a renovation or a new installation it is very likely that you need the help of a bricklayer to make the chafing on the walls or any other type of work. So it is essential that you have these works planned when preparing the budget.

Consumption Term In Electricity

The term consumption, also known as a variable or energy term, is the amount of supply that the customer has used during a billing period and is the primary determining factor when the receipt is more or less economical.…

How Is The Light Consumption Measured?

The variable term of the electricity bill is measured and is represented on the invoice, in kilowatt-hours (kWh). The amount of kWh that a property consumes during the billing period will be the higher amount that the client must pay and that, together with the fixed term, the taxes and the rent of the meter, make up the electricity bill.

How Much Is Light Consumption Normal In A House?

It is always advisable for the user to know the consumption of light in their home, especially since it will help them to decide which energy tariff is better for their supply and will help them to save on the electricity bill.

However, it is possible that sometimes it is not possible to know this data accurately and can only be estimated through a consumption estimate or is calculated by the consumer. For this second case, you need to know three fundamental aspects of it:

  1. The electrical equipment of the house.
  2. The contracted power used by each of them.
  3. The time of use of them.