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How to Find the Best Electricians in San Francisco CA

Finding the best electrical contractors in San Francisco is important when the lights go out. Good electricians in San Francisco will do your electrical repair or home rewiring and inspect your home wiring to help prevent it from happening again.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best electricians in San Francisco and issues related to hiring them.

Updated September 27, 2013

 The TOP 10 Electrical Contractors / Electricians in San Francisco CA

Mc Clure Electric Inc
(415) 864-5656
45 Rausch St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, Nob Hill, Sea Cliff, Pacific Heights, Sunset District, Mission ...

Longo Electric
(415) 431-2156
132 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, SoMa, Mission District, Sunset District, Sea Cliff, Richmond District

Century Electric
(415) 861-6522
221 Oak St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, Sunset District, Russian Hill, North Beach, Potrero Hill, Mission ...

Ian Electric
(415) 621-7725
272 Mcallister St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, Sea Cliff, South of Market, Richmond District, South Beach, Sunset ...

Comet Electrical Company
(415) 822-7090
618 Fell st
San Francisco, CA 94102

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, The Marina, Russian Hill, Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, North Beach, ...

Decker Electric Co Inc
(415) 552-1622
1282 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, Mission District, Richmond District, Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, ...

Brookline Electric Co.
121 Santa Rosa Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, Pacific Heights, The Haight, Richmond District, South of Market, SoMa

Sierra Electric
(415) 752-2850
3112 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

Areas Served: San Francisco CA, The Haight, Downtown San Francisco CA, The Marina, Cow Hollow

How to Find the Best Electricians in San Francisco CA 

Electricians in San Francisco are required to be licensed by the state for your protection, such as the C10 license specifically for electrical contractors. Unlike most other license categories where only the company owner needs a state license but not their employees, every individual who performs electrical work needs to be licensed in their own right even if merely an employee of a licensed electical contractor.

If the company has employees, they are legally required to have workers' compensation insurance to protect you the customer from being sued if an injury occurs during work performed at your property.  Electricians are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all electrical contractors bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage to reimburse you in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous customers, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.




Electricians in San Francisco Perform Numerous Services
To be a licensed electrical contractor, one must be proficient in a number of tasks, but because the industry is so expansive, good electricians often specialize. So a given electrician in San Francisco may have years of experience, but they still may not be the best fit for your specific wiring repair or electrical repair project.  Residential electricans can fix or install circuit breakers, dryers, paddle fans, attic fans, oven circuits, ceiling fans and do home rewiring. Commercial electricans in San Francisco can install commercial lighting for parking areas, underground commercial electrical work including retrofitting, retail and commercial electrical inspection and testing, backup generators and other backup power systems.

Some electricians in San Francisco often have lighting design experience, which they can apply to install track lighting, recessed lighting, and lighting control systems.

Electricians that have electrical engineering certification can install 3 phase motor controls, U.L. listed motor controls, wiring for code UBC, and underground/T.I. wiring.  

 

Electricians in San Francisco Regularly Carry Required Components
The best electricians in San Francisco perform a variety of electrical repair & electrical services for your home, and often arrive at your door prepared with the necessary test and measurement equipment and replacement parts. Depending on the purpose of the visit, good electrical contractors will be armed with gas/leak detectors and analyzers, wire and breaker tracers, safety switches, and other testing products to restore your power or remediate any safety concerns.

In order to avoid billable repeat visits, conscientious electricians will carry replacement wire, cable, fuses, fittings, connectors and conduits. With the necessary equipment, they can repair fans and thermostats, and perform disconnects or power restorations from your circuit breaker panel. Many of the best electricians can service your light fixtures as well, installing dimmers and bulbs to optimize your home lighting or reduce unnecessary electrical drains. Most of the good electricians in San Francisco are trained in CAD and certified for home wiring repairs, so you can trust that, based on the information you've given them, they can capably resolve your electrical problems.

 

Some Electricians in San Francisco Are A Much Better Value than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these electricians in San Francisco: Ian Electric, Comet Electrical Company, Century Electric, Decker Electric Co Inc, Mc Clure Electric Inc, Sierra Electric, Brookline Electric Co., Longo Electric. Other electricians in San Francisco CA who might still be in business include: .

 

 

 

How to Choose Among the Best Electricians in San Francisco 

When it comes to electrical repair, rewiring and other electrical work by C10 licensed electrical contractors in San Francisco CA, ask some questions about their abilities, experience, and credentials.

• How long have the electrical contractors been doing electrical contracting, electrical repair or home rewiring in San Francisco?

• How many electrical repair jobs or home wiring jobs have the electricians completed in San Francisco?

• Can the electricians provide references for past electrical contracting jobs? (All electricians bearing the Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• What will the electrical contractors' timing be on bidding and completing home wiring or wiring repair? 


• Can they prove that all their employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All electrical contractors bearing The Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Do the electrical contractors carry workers' compensation and liability insurance to protect you in the event of an accident or mistake? (All electrical contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

• Will the electricians provide a written estimate of the electrical work?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the electricians be responsible for getting them?

• Does the owner of the electrical service accompany his electricians on the job?

• What kind of warranties & guarantees do the electrical contractors offer and what do the warranties cover?

• Will the electrical contractors provide a written contract?

• Do they charge by the hour (Time & Materials) or by the job (Flat Rate)?

• Do they expect your job to be completed in a single visit?

• Will you have electrical power while the electrical contractors work?

When you've chosen the most suitable electrician in San Francisco for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed in good standing with a C10 contractor's license. (All electrcians bearing the Prime Buyer's Report —TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

 

 

Electricians in San Francisco Use Many Quality Brands 

Phillips, Sylvania, Juno, Klein, Universal, GE, Murray, Lutron, Wadsworth, Madison, Etcon, TPI, Lennox, ITE, Intermatic, Victor, Viking, Intertherm, Nutone, and Leviton.

 

 

Resources About Electricians in San Francisco 

Associations & Licensing for Electrical Contractors
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CDIR California Department of Industrial Relations (http://www.dir.ca.gov/)
CEC California Energy Commission (http://www.energy.ca.gov/)
CSLB Contractors State License Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
EGIA Electric and Gas Industries Association (http://www.egia.com/)
FEC Federated Electrical Contractors (http://www.fec.org/)
IAEI International Association of Electrical Inspectors (http://www.iaei.org/)
IECI Independent Electrical Contractors Association (http://www.ieci.org/)
NCNECA Northern California National Electrical Contractors Association (http://www.norcalneca.org/)
NECA National Electrical Contractors Association (http://www.necaonline.com/)
WECA Western Electrical Contractors Association (http://www.wecia-iec.org/)

Web & Media Resources About Electricians
Cabling Contractor Magazine
Electrical Construction & Maintenance Magazine
Electrical Contracting Products
Electrical Contractor Magazine
Electrical and Mechanical Contractor Magazine
Electric Light and Power Magazine
Engineering News
Utility Automation and Engineering and T&D

http://www.electrical-safety.com/
http://www.electricalknowledge.com/
http://www.electrical-online.com/
http://www.electriciantalk.com/
http://www.hometime.com/



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Electricians in San Francisco within the following zip codes:

94102, 94140, 94101, 94130, 94124, 94120, 94121, 94109, 94188, 94116, 94168, 94112, 94105, 94110, 94164, 94111, 94132, 94108, 94166, 94122, 94119, 94103, 94127, 94169, 94131, 94146, 94129, 94159, 94118, 94107, 94117, 94104, 94147, 94114, 94167, 94125, 94115, 94133, 94165, 94126, 94123, 94141, 94158, 94157, 94170, 94134, 94142 and 94172

 

 

 

Electricians San Francisco CA

A&E Electric San Francisco CA 94112
AJ Electric San Francisco CA 94127
AAA Electric Co San Francisco CA 94112
Aaron Electric San Francisco CA 94122
Abbett Electric Corp San Francisco CA 94110
Abcor Electro-Mechanical San Francisco CA 94112
Alec Electric Co San Francisco CA 94116
All Area Electric San Francisco CA 94124
Anton Electric San Francisco CA 94110
Arsenio Ortega PE San Francisco CA 94103
Bass Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94107
Bass Electric San Francisco CA 94128
Bay Area Elite Electric San Francisco CA 94116
Bay Area Elite Electric San Francisco CA 94131
Best Value Electrical Contractor San Francisco CA 94112
Bleyco Inc San Francisco CA 94158
Bolt Electric San Francisco CA 94122
Boris Vidas Electrical Contractor San Francisco CA 94118
Brookline-Aries Electric Co San Francisco CA 94112
Canning Electric San Francisco CA 94127
Capitol Communications San Francisco CA 94103
Capitol Electric San Francisco CA 94103
CBF Inc San Francisco CA 94105
Celestial Technologies San Francisco CA 94124
Century Electric San Francisco CA 94102
Chao's Brother Electric San Francisco CA 94116
Chasov Electrical Voice & Data San Francisco CA 94127
Comet Eletrical Co San Francisco CA 94102
Cosmos Electric Co San Francisco CA 94124
Crown Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94103
CRT Electrical San Francisco CA 94121
Cyberad San Francisco CA 94109
Decker Electric Co Inc San Francisco CA 94103
Delta Electric Co San Francisco CA 94112
Dynalectric Co San Francisco CA 94107
E&E Electrical Supply San Francisco CA 94103
EJ Weber Electric Co Inc San Francisco CA 94124
Economy Electric San Francisco CA 94116
Edward W Scott Electric Co Inc San Francisco CA 94107
EISB Inc San Francisco CA 94102
Electric Connection Inc San Francisco CA 94107
Electric Inc Thunder San Francisco CA 94114
Electrical Group San Francisco CA 94134
Energy Systems San Francisco CA 94112
Facilities Group San Francisco CA 94107
Fe-Fa Inc San Francisco CA 94134
Ferrera Electric San Francisco CA 94134
Francis Electric San Francisco CA 94122
G Conley Electric San Francisco CA 94122
Gardini Electric Co San Francisco CA 94110
Golden State Electric San Francisco CA 94116
GPZ Electric San Francisco CA 94103
Guan's Electrical Co San Francisco CA 94112
Ike's Electric San Francisco CA 94110
JY Electrical Construction Co San Francisco CA 94124
Jimmy Wong Electric San Francisco CA 94132
Jimmy's Electric San Francisco CA 94116
Jp Electrical Co San Francisco CA 94121
K W Electrical Co San Francisco CA 94116
Kazavis Electric San Francisco CA 94110
Kona Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94131
LC Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94124
LQ Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94132
Lai's E&H Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94122
Lew Willie San Francisco CA 94109
Limon Electric San Francisco CA 94112
Loi Electric San Francisco CA 94112
Longo Electric San Francisco CA 94103
Lucchesi Electric San Francisco CA 94121
M&K Electric Co San Francisco CA 94122
M&M Electric San Francisco CA 94134
M3 Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94134
MB Electric San Francisco CA 94131
MV Electric San Francisco CA 94103
Marble Electric San Francisco CA 94110
Mark Olson Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94124
Mayan Electric San Francisco CA 94103
MC2 Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94110
McClure Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94103
McMillan Electric Co San Francisco CA 94110
Mde North Inc San Francisco CA 94103
Mega Electric San Francisco CA 94131
Menendez Electric San Francisco CA 94103
Metropolitan Electrical Construction San Francisco CA 94107
Min's Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94121
Mission Creek Electric San Francisco CA 94110
Montano Electric San Francisco CA 94112
National Electric San Francisco CA 94103
Noe Valley Power & Light San Francisco CA 94131
Northern Lights Electric San Francisco CA 94127
Paganini Electric Corp San Francisco CA 94107
Peter Dodds Electric Co San Francisco CA 94114
Richard Wagner Electric San Francisco CA 94116
Ridenour Co San Francisco CA 94131
Robert Electric San Francisco CA 94122
Rosendin Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94107
San Francisco Electric Construction San Francisco CA 94124
Sasco Electric San Francisco CA 94107
Sierra Electric San Francisco CA 94118
Somar Electric San Francisco CA 94141
Starlite Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94124
Sunshine Electric San Francisco CA 94110
TC Electric San Francisco CA 94103
Tams Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94133
Tate Electric San Francisco CA 94134
Tecno Electric Co San Francisco CA 94110
Titan Electrical Construction Inc San Francisco CA 94103
Tower Electric Co San Francisco CA 94141
Trevor Doherty Electric Inc San Francisco CA 94110
Trimen Electric & Engineering San Francisco CA 94103
Trimen Electric & Engineering San Francisco CA 94124
US Electric Technologies Inc San Francisco CA 94103
Utg Electric San Francisco CA 94117
Wells Electrical San Francisco CA 94103
Wisdom Electrical San Francisco CA 94118
Wong's Electric San Francisco CA 94124
Woo Electric Co San Francisco CA 94118
Yick Electric Co San Francisco CA 94133
Young Electric Co San Francisco CA 94110