In the World of Electricity, There is No Price Tag On Safety

There is a fine line between disaster and safety when it comes to wiring. So before you lose your hard-earned belongings, make sure to have a master electrician set up your home. Whether new thermostat wiring, ceiling fan repair/installation, or landscape wiring, when adding electric to your existing or new home, there is no compromising.

For the protection of your home you will need to hire a qualified residential electrician. No matter where you begin looking, a good electrician is going to cost you plenty of cash. The prices range although they are always on the expensive side of the line, but only because you cannot put a price on security.

Now since there is no substitute for a quality electrician, and you are going to have to dig through your wallet, the next step is finding someone who will give you the best for the least. Every electrician wants to get the job done for the highest bid, and your best bet is to look into several options before making your choice. But however you decide to go about it, do not sacrifice quality.

The average homeowner will shovel out buckets of cash for things that aren’t even necessary, but skimp on vitally important measures. Responsibility is a crucial quality to have, and if you are a homeowner, you are responsible for the safety of your loved ones. Skimping on electricity to go with a cheap alternative installer is simply not a wise option.

On the other side of the electric fence, if you are a company or business owner, then there are most likely many more than just your loved ones who you are responsible for. Hiring a qualified commercial electrician is not only smart but also unavoidable. Obviously, there are many qualified electricians to choose from, and first and foremost you will need to make sure they are licensed and insured.

Wiring Upgrades

Of course, hiring a licensed electrician goes without saying for anybody, but unfortunately a lot of people can view this as a minor detail. So lets take a look at what can happen should you decide to hire your knowledgeable but unlicensed friend to wire your home or business.

This person might be extremely well versed in the field but for one reason or another, they have decided to work “off-the-books.” It goes without saying that this friend is going to give you the lowest price possible, and in an underachieving economy, such an option can appear to be very attractive. Regardless of this truth, there is no getting around the need for an insured professional should something go wrong.

In the world of electricity, things can go horribly awry at the drop of a hat. Moisture, static, and the slightest slippage all play factors, and if you don’t have a qualified electrician who can act quickly and thoroughly under pressure, then you just might have a nasty disaster. In such a case, you don’t want to be stuck with a gigantic hospital bill, or worse when you already have to pay for the wiring. Not only that, but now you will still need a lot more money to call an insured electrician to fix your friends’ mistake, and do the original job. This so-called cheaper route has now cost you several times more than it should have, not to mention the guilt from having put your dear friend in a dire situation, causing him or her injury. Furthermore, the issue of hospitalization hasn’t only cost you money, but quite possibly your friendship as well, and there is no price tag on that one.

Now lets think; why did you go through all this trouble and lose your friend and your shirt? To save some money, correct? Well now that we know the worst-case scenario hasn’t saved you but cost you tremendously more, including a friendship, why not avoid all these headaches? Certainly this situation does not sound ideal to anyone, so we are going to look at the same situation but with a qualified, insured electrician.

Lets say your getting some pool lighting, or even media room lighting for your home or business. We can assume that you want the best so you call a qualified and well-insured electrician to get the job done. During which, the slightest slippage in grip causes a wire to tap the pool or a conductor of some kind in your pool or room, and the careful professional reacts timely but still suffers an enormous shock. The electrician is going to be okay, but hospitalization is the only logical step to take next.

Commercial Electrician Services

In this scenario, the company that you have hired has a reputable insurance company, and you are not liable for any harm done. The insurance company covers the hospital bill and ensures the safety and recovery of the electrician. One week later, the electrician is back at it and he or she shows up to complete the job. After some careful rewiring and resetting all the fixtures that need it, the electrician leaves your home with well functioning lights in place, and the same bill you agreed upon before the electrician ever showed up in the first place.

What have you spent in this scenario? You are merely out the relatively expensive bill that you originally planned on, and a few inconvenient nights without your pool lighting. Compare that to your friends’ job, with the loss of mountains of cash and a friendship to boot, and you will most likely see that the better option is to hire a professional.

Now you can have your electrician friend over for a patio party around your nicely lit pool. Tell your friend that they can tell you how they would have done it, but do yourself a favor and leave your friends’ words to speculation. Whether it’s landscape lighting, pool lighting, or brand new wiring, and whether you need to hire a local electrician, emergency electrician, or both- remember to be patient, because, with no exceptions, safety comes first. Hire a Rowlett electrician today.

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Morgan Crawford
Morgan Crawford

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I used Barney's Electric to update old light fixtures / install new light fixtures at my house. Barney's Electric is hands down the best electric company to hire! The technicians are so unbelievable professional, knowledgeable and helpful!! I was very pleased with the electrical services they provided and how fast they were able to come out. They absolutely take care of every customer job, LARGE or SMALL. I will call them every time I need an electrical job done.

Cale Watts
Cale Watts

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I submitted an online request at 9pm one evening for some electrical work I needed on a newly constructed patio cover. Barney called me around 7:30am the following morning! Now that's a fast response time! The work needed to be completed asap and had to be coordinated with my builder. They coordinated perfectly with my builder's schedule. They got the work done fast. And this was all done with very short notice!  They were prompt, professional, courteous, and very informative. They even gave me free advice on a non-related issue that is going to save me hundreds of dollars. They did excellent work and cleaned up afterward! I will definitely be using them on other properties and upcoming projects in the near future.  I highly recommend Barney's Electric! 


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Linda Brown

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Very happy with his business. Came on time and finished in a timely manner. Will certainly use him again.