At Father and Son Electric Service Co., Inc. we use our vast experience to help homeowners, realtors, and property managers with their electrical service needs. We offer homeowners 24 hour emergency services as well as lifetime warranties, according to the NEC (national electric code) and or local codes, on our work for the original homeowner. For homeowners, realtors, and property managers looking for a reliable electrical contractor in Fort Mill, Charlotte, and other areas of North and South Carolina, we’re the company they can trust. We can handle home improvement electrical projects as well as projects for new homes.
Our services will cover all your residential electrical needs, including:
- Restoration Projects for Historical Homes
- Custom Electrical Design & Installations
- Interior Lighting Design & Installations
- Exterior Lighting Design & Installations
- Upgrading of Electric Panels & Services
- Whole House Surge Protection
- Interior & Exterior GFCI Circuits & Outlet
- Arch Fault Circuits
- Home Improvement Support
- Testing & Inspections
- Ceiling, Attic, & Bathroom Exhaust Fans
- Wiring of Basements & Additions
- Recessed Lighting & Dimmers
- Hot Tubs & Spas
- LED Lighting Conversions & Retrofits
- Flat Screen TV Installation
- Surround Sound System Installation
- Emergency Back-up Generators
Father and Son Electric Services Tips & Recommendations
Many people think that they can take on electrical repairs on their own. And although there are some small projects that the average homeowner can handle, many of the more complex residential electrical repairs, installations and upgrades should only be handled by an experienced, licensed electrician. Having a licensed, bonded and highly recommended Fort Mill or Charlotte electrician will make the installation, repair or upgrade project safer, as well as make it a smoother and less stressful process.
If you have never hired an electrical contractor in Charlotte or Fort Mill before, here are some easy tips and steps to follow to ensure finding the right person for the job. However, we are confident that Father and Son Electric Service Services Co. will not only be a company that ensures that all of the necessary steps are taken, but the company to surpass your expectations as well.
Hiring a Residential Electrical Contractor
Hiring someone to come into your home to do any kind of work can be daunting. While there is are several similarities between hiring a residential and a commercial contractor in any capacity, there are some differences as well. You are well served to ask many of the same questions of a potential contractor as a homeowner that the business person would ask.
Your questions should include:
- Are you licensed and bonded in the state of South or North Carolina?
- How long have you been in business?
- Do you give comprehensive estimates?
- Do you guarantee your work and for how long is the guarantee valid?
- Can you give me an estimate for how long the project will last?
Of these, one of the more pressing questions is how long the project will last. A home owner may need to make arrangements to have pets out of the house while the work is being done and may also need to minimize the movement of young children while the contractor is there. Other questions that you should ask as a homeowner include what areas of the house will need to be accessed and whether furniture or other items will need to be moved from those areas.
As a homeowner, it is also important to know how this project can affect other things such as your homeowner’s insurance policy. Some companies will offer discounts for upgrades and new installations, especially if you get additional protections like whole house surge protection. Saving money on your insurance is just another perk to the peace of mind of knowing that your family’s safety has been protected by safer wiring.
Projects the Homeowner Should Not Try on Their Own
In these tough economic times, many homeowners will try to do projects that are beyond their capabilities to try to save a few dollars. What they end up doing is either injuring themselves or causing a project that is more costly to repair or replace than an original, professional installation would have cost. Before you try a project that is beyond your capabilities, ask whether injuries and/or a voided insurance policy is really worth saving a few dollars.
An example of a project that might be beyond the average homeowner’s skill set is running electrical lines to an additional building or structure on your property such as a new garage. These lines must be properly placed for safety and to work properly but there may also be requirements by the local zoning board. If you live in an area that has a homeowner’s association (HOA) agreement, then you may be restricted to what you can and cannot do with the garage. There may also be restrictions for where new electrical lines can be installed. A professional will know all of these restrictions and can give you advice for how the project should be handled and will be able to complete the project faster, easier and much more safely than you, the homeowner could.
Call or contact us today for a free estimate on any residential electrical service.