The Best Electricians in Austin TX Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Electricians in Austin TX bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the electrical contractors that have exceeded the minimum Texas regulatory requirement. They are the electricians proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency, safety and value, who carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for new electrical in Austin TX, including rewiring, electrical repair, upgrading electrical panels and circuit breaker boxes, to replace aluminum wiring, and commercial electricians.
Updated January 08, 2018
The Best Electricians in Austin TX Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
The state of Texas requires that electricians in Austin TX be licensed by the state. Master Electricians in Austin TX must have a minimum 12,000 hours of experience, have been a licensed journeyman electrician for two years, and pass a proficiency exam. Electrical contractors in Texas might be Master Electricians themselves, or can merely have them as employees.
But even the Texas state license is no guarantee that any particular residential or commercial electrical contractor in Austin TX is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying their customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial electricians in Austin TX who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified liablity and workers comp insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.
Electricians in Austin TX 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 Austin TX 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 Austin TX 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 Austin TX 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 Austin TX Regularly Carry Required Components
The best electricians in Austin TX perform a variety of electrical repair and 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 Austin TX 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 Austin TX Are A Much Better Value than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these electricians in Austin TX: . Other electricians in Austin TX who might still be in business include: .
Ask These Questions of Electricians in Austin TX
When it comes to electrical repair, rewiring and other electrical work ask these questions of electrical contractors in Austin TX about their abilities, experience, and credentials.
• How long have the electrical contractors been doing electrical contracting, electrical repair or home rewiring in Austin TX?
• How many electrical repair jobs or home wiring jobs have the electricians completed in Austin TX?
• Can the electricians provide references for past electrical contracting jobs? (All electricians in Austin TX bearing the Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff 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 in Austin TX 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 in Austin TX bearing the Prime Buyer's Report - TOP 10 symbol have alreadyhad proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
• 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 Austin TX for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed by the state of Texas as an electrical contractor, since that is required by law. (All electrcians in Austin TX bearing the Prime Buyer's Report -TOP 10 symbol have already had their state electrical contractor license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
Resources About Electricians in Austin TX
Associations & Licensing Related Electrical Contractors in Austin TX
AECT Association of Electric Companies of Texas www.aect.net
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
EGIA Electric and Gas Industries Association www.egia.com
FEC Federated Electrical Contractors www.fec.org
IAEI International Association of Electrical Inspectors www.iaei.org
IECI Independent Electrical Contractors Association www.ieci.org
IEC of Texas www.iecoftexas.org
TDLR Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation www.tdlr.texas.gov/electricians/elec.htm
Texas Electric Cooperatives www.texas-ec.org
Texas Public Power Association www.tppa.com
TESA Texas Electrical Safety Association www.tesa34.com
NECA National Electrical Contractors Association www.necaonline.com
NECA Central Texas www.ctxneca.org
NECA South Texas www.necasa.org
Web & Media Resources Relevant to Electricians in Austin TX
Cabling Contractor Magazine
Electrical Construction & Maintenance Magazine
Electrical Contracting Products
Electrical Contractor Magazine
Electrical and Mechanical Contractor Magazine
Electric Light and Power Magazine
Utility Automation and Engineering and T&D
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The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Electrical Contractors in Austin TX within the following cities:
Austin, Barton Creek, Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Elgin, Garfield, Hornsby Bend, Hudson Bend, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Lost Creek, Manchaca, Manor, Pflugerville, Point Venture, Rollingwood, Shady Hollow, Sunset Valley, Hills, Wells Branch, West Lake Hills, Windemere, Anderson Mill, Onion Creek, Del Valle and McNeil