Every homeowner in McLean, VA, in time, will need an electric repair service. Because of the dangers involved in dealing with electricity, some repairs don’t make safe do-it-yourself projects. It is best to hire a professional electrician who is licensed and insured to do the work.
Hiring a professional for an electric repair service in McLean, VA, can get quite expensive. Hopefully, these tips on saving money might help:
Bundle Electric Repairs Together
If you have a major electrical issue that needs to be fixed, go through your home and check for other faulty switches or dysfunctional outlets and make a list of different things that need to be fixed. Having repairs done at the same time will save you extra money.
Prepare for Electricians Arrival
Make sure the electrician has easy access to your panel box. Whatever the electrician will be working, make sure that area is cleared as well. This saves him time and you money.
Compare Rates for Electricians
Some electric repair services in McLean, VA, charge a higher rate for the first hour, some charge a trip charge, some charge a minimum per visit while others simply compensate their travel time by charging a higher hourly rate. You may pay more by the hour for a more qualified electrician, but if he’s better qualified with the proper tools and a truck full of parts, it may be worth it.
An inexperienced electrician charging you by the hour who takes twice as long or doesn’t have the proper tools or parts on his truck and has to come back will cost you a lot more in the long run. Call around to different electric repair services and have them quote you a price. Ask around and maybe someone you know can refer a good electrician who charges reasonable rates.
Money Saving Fixtures
• Reduce your energy consumption at your home in McLean, VA, by switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent or LED bulbs.
• Install motion detector switches for outdoor lighting to provide cost-effective security for your home.
Pullin Electric is a family-owned electrical contracting company with 35 years of experience in:
• New construction wiring
• Septic and well water system wiring
• Security lighting and video cameras
• Electrical diagnoses and repairs
• Installation, maintenance and service of Generac generators
We provide high-quality service at a competitive price. Just give us a call and we will be happy to answer any of your questions and set up an appointment for whatever your electrical needs are at your home in McLean, VA.