Colorado Springs Residential Electrician Service

Imagine your home without power. No lights, no appliances, no electronic entertainment—and likely no heat or hot water either. Electricity isn't just a modern luxury, it's an absolute necessity to keep your Colorado Springs home safe, comfortable and livable. That is why a power outage or malfunctioning electrical system can be so stress-inducing, irritating and sometimes downright scary for homeowners, especially people in colder climates like Colorado Springs, who need power to survive during the winter months when the thermometer dips below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

If your electrical system isn't working properly, you need the help of a qualified residential electrician. Colorado Springs residents sometimes find that inviting someone to their property to provide home services can be a source of stress as well, though. How can you be sure you're hiring someone who will handle the work capably, efficiently and safely? What happens if your repair or installation breaks down shortly after service? And how do you find Colorado Springs' best residential electrician in the first place? It's important to make sure you're hiring a residential electrician who will deliver the promised services on time, finish the work correctly and ensure that your system is operating safely.

Want to skip straight to the part where you get a Colorado Springs electrician at your door, ready to get the power back on and restore your systems to perfect working order? No problem! Just call the team of service providers at Mr. Electric of Colorado Springs. Our licensed, professional, residential electricians have the experience and training to take care of a wide range of services for your home, including repairs, installations, diagnosis and inspection, and safety checks.

What Is a Colorado Springs Residential Electrician?

When a licensed electrician begins their career, they can choose a specialization to focus on. Residential buildings have different electrical needs and systems than commercial properties, so some professionals specialize in one or the other—though Colorado Springs residential-commercial electricians who are well-versed in both are certainly not uncommon. Other types of electricians include automotive, marine, highway systems and industrial electricians.

Residential technicians, sometimes also called domestic electricians, are professionals who are trained to work in residential settings in Colorado Springs, such as houses, condominiums, apartment buildings or another type of residential dwelling. That typically includes all the tasks that are necessary to install, maintain and troubleshoot residential components and fixtures, such as electrical installation services for lighting fixtures, ceiling fan installation, outlet installation and in some cases installation for parts of your plumbing system such as a tankless water heater. They are also capable of upgrading your electrical wiring from knob and tube wiring or performing electrical panel upgrades so your system is safer and can better meet the needs of your household. You can count on our Colorado Springs residential electricians for everything from outdoor lighting and landscape lighting installation to repair services when you've got circuit breakers tripping constantly.

A Colorado Springs residential electrician obviously needs to know a lot about house wiring and the applicable electrical codes and building codes on municipal, state and national levels. Electrical workers also need to be on top of technological advancements as they pertain to residential use, so they are able to handle systems such as alarm systems, computer networks and renewable energy systems, and know how to evaluate a residence's energy use. 

How to Find the Best Colorado Springs Residential Electrician

When you've narrowed the options down to a short list of a couple possible Colorado Springs residential electrician companies, the best course of action is to actually give them a call and ask a few questions that will help you determine if they are the right fit for your home.

Some people feel shy or uncomfortable getting information from a prospective company before hiring, but any company or master electrician that is proud of the quality work they're doing will be pleased with the opportunity to tell you all about it, so don't hesitate to ask! Here are 10 topics you may want to touch on during your phone call:

Type of Work You Need Done

You can count on a residential electrician being ready to handle the basics like light switch wiring or a minor electrical issue, but not every professional provides every service. If they don't do the job you need there's no point in continuing the conversation, so it's a good idea to make sure you're on the same page to begin with.

Experience With Your Project

As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. A Colorado Springs residential electrician who has plenty of on-the-job experience with the specific repair or installation your Colorado Springs home needs will be able to come up with inspired solutions on the fly. If you need a more obscure residential service, they may not have direct experience with that exact task, but they should be able to tell you about similar work they've done in the past.

Licensing Requirements

Next, it pays to take a few moments to confirm that the company or individual you are thinking of hiring meets or exceeds all licensing requirements for providing service in Colorado Springs. That way, you know you are at least getting a qualified Colorado Springs residential electrician who has the education and on-the-job training to work safely with electrical equipment and who is certified by a licensing board. It may state on their website that they are licensed, or you may have to call and ask. If you're not sure, you can ask for evidence of their credentials. The residential electrician team at Mr. Electric is fully licensed and has years of experience to draw on.

Workmanship Guarantee

What if you get an electrical repair or installation, only to have something go wrong shortly after because of a faulty product or improperly done service? Will they come back and fix it, or are you on your own? We offer a workmanship guarantee called the Done Right Promise—if it's not done right, we promise to make it right.

Using Subcontractors

It's pretty common for companies in trade industries to hire an electrical contractor to sub-contract for part or all of a job, or for an experienced Colorado Springs residential electrician to supervise apprentices while they do the work. There's nothing wrong with those practices, but asking in advance if they are planning on using subcontractors will give you information about who will be entering your property, so you know exactly what you should expect on the day of service.

Permits for Electrical Work

A qualified electrician will know what permits, if any, need to be pulled for any given electrical project at your residence in Colorado Springs. It's a good idea to confirm that they are on top of permit requirements and that it is being handled. You can rely on our Colorado Springs residential electrician team to pull the correct permits on your behalf, so you don't need to worry about the paperwork.

Hourly Rate or Upfront Pricing

Different Colorado Springs residential electrician companies will have different pay models, and they may charge by the hour or provide you with a flat rate. It's a benefit to you as a homeowner to find a company like Mr. Electric that charges an upfront, flat rate instead of an hourly fee. That way you know how much you'll be charged before the work begins and you can budget accordingly. You also don't have to worry that they are taking longer than necessary in order to inflate the bill.

Time Estimate

It's good to know how long the technicians expect the work to take so you can plan to be home during that time, or find an alternative accommodation if necessary. Just remember that any timeframe given over the phone is a rough estimate—they'll be able to tell you more once they are able to inspect your electrical system in person.

Billing and Payment

What is the company's expectation for billing and payment? For example, is the entire amount due upfront before work starts? Do they accept digital payments? Cash only? Making the expectations clear from the start will ensure the process goes smoothly for both sides. You need to know that their terms are acceptable to you, so you can avoid an unpleasant situation down the road.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colorado Springs Residential Electrical Services

Need more information about Colorado Springs residential electrician service, or any of our other trusted services? Just call us up to speak with our knowledgeable office staff and find out everything you need to know, or check out our answers to some frequently asked questions from other people in Colorado Springs.

How Should I Prepare Before the Day of Electrical Service?

With electrical work, it's sometimes necessary to move furniture or cut drywall in order to access parts of your system. During your initial consultation, your Colorado Springs residential electrician will let you know if they can take care of that type of stuff themselves, or specify what needs to be done before they arrive.

How Can You Tell If Online Reviews of Companies in Colorado Springs Are Honest?

People usually turn to review sites when they've had an exceptionally wonderful or unfortunately terrible experience, so it can be really helpful to check the internet for reviews and find out what they're saying online about local services—and it's even better if their review comes with photos. But, as we know all too well, some people are less than honest online. Rival companies sometimes leave false negative reviews for a competitor to make them look bad, or a negative review could be written by the type of customer who is never satisfied and should be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, sometimes companies will post untruthful positive reviews of their own services to increase their online rating.

The best way to separate the wheat from the chaff and figure out which reviews are legitimate opinions from an actual customer is by consensus. If you scroll through the entries and see mostly bad, one-star reviews with the occasional suspiciously glowing one here and there, that is a big red flag warning you to steer clear and choose a different option. But if it's mostly really good reviews with a couple of bad apples thrown into the mix, that's a positive indication that you'll soon be leaving your own five-star review as a satisfied customer.  

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Residential Electrician in Colorado Springs?

It's totally understandable that you want to know how much you need to budget early on in the planning phase, but there are so many factors that influence the cost of service and we won't know about potential issues until our Colorado Springs residential electrician has been able to thoroughly assess your system, along with the requirements for your installation or repair project. Once we've had the opportunity to take a look in-person, we can offer you a firm, upfront cost before we begin the work. That way, you'll know exactly how much you'll be paying prior to service and can make an informed decision about what's best for your home and your budget.

Does Mr. Electric Offer Commercial Services As Well?

Yes we do! Our commercial customers with an electrical problem can expect the same level of experienced, professional services that we offer our residential customers. Whether you're responsible for a cozy little shop or a chain of large corporate businesses, we can take care of your entire electrical system from top to bottom. That includes commercial projects that are outside the scope of normal residential services. Business owners and property managers can count on their local Mr. Electric commercial electrician or industrial electricians to meet or exceed electrical industry standards and adhere to national electrical code requirements.

Are You Looking For a Colorado Springs Residential Electrician? Mr. Electric Will Get the Job Done!

Whether you are in Colorado Springs or a surrounding area such as Cripple Creek, Cascade, Fountain or Monument, you can depend on Mr. Electric of Colorado Springs to deliver the highest standards of quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. 

Call us today at (719) 401-6131 to make a service request for an expert residential electrician, or to chat with our friendly customer care staff about our reliable electrical services in the Colorado Springs area.