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How to Choose the Best Electrician for your needsTen Tips To Help You Choose An Electrician Ask your friends and neighbors for a recommendation. Word of mouth is often the best way to make sure you get the job done well. If you can't get a recommendation, use the Internet or local press or business directory to find a local electrician for small jobs. Phone three or four electricians or electrical contractors to get full quotes so that you know what the total cost should be before the work begins. For example, is there a call-out charge or an hourly rate? Are all materials included in the quote? Don't go on price alone. Ask whether the electrician or electrical contractor guarantees their work and corrects any work that does not meet applicable standards. Look for an electrician who is a specialist in the type of electrical work you need--security or communications. Find out whether your local electrician is independent or works as a local agent of a national company or contractor. The latter can sometimes be more expensive than independent electricians but you have the added confidence that comes from knowing that the parent company has vetted the electrician and is happy to allow him or her to work under their name. Check that the electrician holds a valid license for the jurisdiction in which the work will be carried out, and that he or she is registered. Check that your electrician has public liability insurance in case of an accident while working on your electrical jobs. Ask for references. This doesn't have to rule out electricians who are new to the profession. An electrician can be competent without having much experience--a newly qualified electrician should be able to provide references from his or her training provider. Check with the Better Business Bureau to find out whether there are any complaints or negative comments against the electrician or contractor. Listen to what your instincts are telling you. If you don't know much about electrics, you have to trust that your electrical contractor or electrician knows what he or she is doing and isn't overstating the extent of the work required in order to overcharge. If you don't feel confident, go with someone else.
Why Choose us as your Metuchen Electricians?
We offer a full array of residential and commercial electrical services and can handle many common problems such as:
Outlets Not Working
Outlet Smoking or Sparking
Switches not Working
Sump Pump not Pumping
Some Lights are Out but no Breaker is Tripped
Burning Smell Coming from Your Breaker Panel
and many more home and commercial electric services!
Electrical, Gas and Refrigeration appliance servicing and maintenanceAccording to a study done by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2,287 U.S. workers died and 32,807 sustained lost-time injuries from electrical shock or burn injuries between 1992 and 1999. Of these 32,807 non-fatal injuries involving lost time, 38 percent were classified as electrical burns. Each injury caused an average of 13 days away from work, and nearly one fatality occurred every day of the year. While this study is several years old, it's still relevant today because we continue to face the same issues with electrical shock and burn injuries. Here are two regulatory updates issued in response to this problem, with guidance on providing a safe workplace: OSHA Electrical Standard Update, Subpart S of 29 CFR Part 1910 OSHA, in the proposed rule, explains the reason for the update. OSHA undertook the project to revise 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart S, for two major reasons. First, OSHA wanted the standard to reflect the most current practice and technology in the industry. Second, in implementing the rule, OSHA responded to requests from stakeholders to revise Subpart S so it reflects more recent editions of NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. According to OSHA's press release of Feb 13, 2007, "The changes to OSHA's general-industry electrical-installation standard focus on safety in designing and installing electrical equipment in the workplace. Included in the new standard are a new alternative method for classifying and installing equipment in Class I hazardous locations and new requirements for ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). The 2000 edition of the NFPA 70E was used as a foundation for the revised standard. The final rule also replaces the reference to the 1971 National Electrical Code in the mandatory appendix to the powered-platform standard with a reference to OSHA's new electrical-installation standard." The final rule becomes effective Aug. 13, 2007. To read OSHA's "Safety and Health Topics" for electrical, visit http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/electrical/ index.html. Navy Electrical Update Navy photo by MC3 Marvin E. Thompson, Jr. The Navy is ahead of OSHA in updating electrical-safety standards. The Navy updated the Tri-Services Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-560-01, with Change 1, "Electrical Safety, Operations and Maintenance (O&M)," to meet the requirements of NFPA 70E 2004. This UFC supersedes UFC-3-560-10N (previously MIL-HDBK-1025/10), Safety of Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems, referenced in OpNavInst 5100.23G. It incorporates tri-service requirements into one unified document and provides electrical-safety requirements for all shore electrical-work activities (low and high voltage) and addresses implementing NFPA 70E 2004 arc-flash criteria for electrical safety. An updated version of OpNav P-45-117-6-98, Electrical Worker Field Safety Guide, incorporating the requirements of this UFC, is being developed and should be available in the near future. Remember, regulations always are the minimum requirements to ensure worker safety. OSHA's 29 CFR 1910, Subpart S, and the Tri-Service UFC provide guidance to help ensure your command's electrical workers have a safe workplace. You always can take more steps to further protect yourself and your fellow workers. More information can be found at these websites: * http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_560_ 01.pdf * http://safetycenter.navy.mil/osh/downloads/ufc_ 3_560_01.pdf [DoD - Unified Facilities Criteria - Electrical Safety and O&M]. By Steve Geiger, CSP Naval Safety Center SAFE-NAVOSH@navy.mil
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