Need a Recommended Electrician?
RE: Electrical Services by Rene Cartagena
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I am writing this letter to highly recommend Rene Cartagena to provide electrical services.
During the past few weeks my family has employed Rene to do two separate large electrical jobs.
First, Rene completely redid the entire electrical system on an old (60 years or older) 1400 square foot cottage on our property.
The work involved redoing the entire electrical system — which had to be brought up to the International Code, including grounding, outside outlets, inside outlets, wiring for all appliances, furnace, well, air conditioning, telephone, internet and cable services, and installing a new breaker panel. In addition Rene hung light fixtures and installed recessed lights.
Second, we asked Rene to update the communications wiring in our primary residence….which did not have cable wiring or high speed internet wiring.
Rene did an excellent job on the work in both places.
First, since there was no general contractor or architect involved, Rene, after asking us about what we needed, figured out what had to be done to accomplish our goals, drew sketches to show us, and fully, carefully, and patiently explained to us his recommendations. Then he gave us fixed price proposals which were very reasonable.
Rene came when he said he would, did excellent work, kept the workplace as neat as he could (given that in both cases he was fishing wires behind walls), and was polite, courteous, and always pleasant on the job site. In the cottage where there were other tradesmen at work, Rene got along well and was able to get his work done efficiently.
The wiring for our primary residence was very complicated because we were trying to integrate old lines with new lines and to do as little damage to the drywall as possible. Rene had to do some complex wiring to make it all work…but he would not quit until he had it completely figured out.
Rene is well-organized, always brings the materials he needs to the job site, and is logical and careful. He clearly takes great pride in his work and wants it to be perfect. After he was done, with the assistance of his brother, the drywall was patched nicely and matching paint was placed on the walls so that none could see where the work had been done. Then Rene cleaned up the areas where they had done work, replaced all the furniture, and helped rehang pictures–all with patience and a cheerful disposition.
I have really enjoyed having Rene do this work for us and we look forward to calling him in the future to help us with our electrical needs.
I highly recommend him. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to telephone me at 202 994-3958 or 703 759-2951 or send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Luize E. Zubrow
Need a Recommended Electrician?
So you consider yourself to be quite the handy man? You figure that you can handle any sort of home improvement task, including handling the electricity without hiring a skilled Electrician.
You went online and read all about it, right? Maybe even took some books out of the library. You’re pretty sure that you have the tools in your toolbox, and you have the proper protective gear to wear.
And then you end up in the emergency room with an electrical burn, or even worse, dead. Your house may have burned to the ground, and who knows how your family may be coping? Are they injured? Are they alive? Was your home even insured? You may very well end up with absolutely nothing, including a very empty wallet as you will be paying thousands upon thousands of dollars to replace everything.
All of this because you thought that you could do the job yourself!
Still not convinced? Be sure to check your insurance policy, IF you have one. More often than not, you will not be insured if any unlicensed or amateur (yourself included) attempts home repairs that results in damage.
Electrical fires are extremely common, and can spread very quickly, resulting in walls that are destroyed within minutes. These types of fire usually happen because the wires and circuits are either overloaded or faulty; the wiring and circuits used are outdated; or, most common with home repairs, the wires and circuits are improperly installed. Consider, too, that improper wiring can easily damage your major home appliances. Do you really want to replace your fridge because you messed up on the wiring? Probably not!
Finding an electrician is also a very simple task. You can do a quick search online right from your own home, or look through your phone book for some numbers of licensed and bonded professionals. If you know any family, friends or neighbors that recently had some electrical work done, ask them who they used and how satisfied they were with their service. You can also visit your local hardware store and ask them for some names of reliable, dependable electricians.
Think of all of the damage you can do to your home and family, just because you thought you probably knew what you were doing. The cost of replacing everything alone justifies hiring a professional electrician. Save yourself the stress, the expense and the danger that could otherwise happen. Choose an experienced and licensed Electrician.