Frequently Asked Questions
You will find answers to all of your most common Electrical Services related questions located here.
When is it time to call an electrician?
Doing electrical work yourself is a gamble. There is a reason why it takes so much training to become an electrician. Do not make a mistake by taking electricity lightly, even the smallest job could be a safety hazard. Why take a chance. The best time to hire an electrician is when you decide that you need electrical installation or repair. This is the time to get a professional to do this work.
Are your electricians licensed and insured?
Yes, our field crews are all licensed journeyman electricians, and many hold electrical supervisory licenses. Our company is fully insured and in compliance with state laws.
How can I get an estimate for my project?
We are always available to discuss your project and coordinate estimates when needed. Often times we can give estimates by phone without having to complete a visit. We are very transparent with our prices and try to make this process simple. Call or email us today to begin the process.
When do I need to schedule a service call?
Service calls are needed for any troubleshooting call or general repair. If you do not know what is wrong, our electrician won’t either until they start the troubleshooting process. We charge $145 for this call and it will cover 2 hours of labor. Each additional hour is $65.00. Our electrician will discuss the found problems and required repairs. Service calls are not scheduled for new installations. These require an estimate.
What are some signs that there may be a problem with my electrical system?
Recurring problems with blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers.
A burning smell or unusual odor near appliances or wiring.
A sizzling sound at wall switches or outlets.
Appliances or bathroom fixtures that deliver a slight shock when touched.
Loose receptacles (blades of plugs slide out of receptacle too easily or receptacle is loose in wall).
Intermittent power outages in part of the house.
These signs should be taken seriously! They indicate the presence of overloaded, improperly wired or defective circuits, which can lead to electrical fires or shocks, which can result in serious injury or even death
Do I need a permit for my project?
An electrical permit is required anytime electrical wiring is installed or modified. Property owners in Idaho may do electrical wiring in their own primary or secondary residence and associated buildings, provided they physically perform the work themselves, and are the owner of the property. All other electrical work must be done by a licensed Electrical Contractor. Electrical Contractors are required to secure their own permit.
What is the cost of a permit?
Permits can range from $150 – $600 for most installations. We will give you an exact permit cost once we review your project.
What should I do if my outlets stop working?
Electrical circuits typically don’t just stop working. without any known events or causes. The first thing to do before calling an electrician is to check and reset all your GFCI outlets. This is the most common cause of a circuit to stop functioning. We also recommend checking the breakers. However breakers typically will not trip without cause either. If it is either of these problems, reset the GFCI or tripped breaker to attempt to resolve the issue. If the breaker or GFCI continues to trip, then you have a problem that will require an electrician.
How fast can I get someone to do the work?
Our response time depends on our workload, but we’ll get there as fast as possible. Our schedule changes daily so we recommend that you contact us to get on the schedule as soon as you can.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Checks, and Cash. Cash payments will earn you a 5% discount. Credit card payments require a 3% surcharge.