Serving Petaluma, California
Tim McCloskey Electric, Inc. Serving Sonoma and Marin Counties.
Don't look any further for an efficient Petaluma Electrician. We're here!
I started Tim McCloskey Electric, Inc. in 1994. I have not only owned this company, but I work in the field everyday.
People call McCloskey Electric for the fact that they know they will get a efficent, quality job done by me and my employees. We all take pride in the work we do, from running straight conduit to creating a complex control panel. McCloskey Electric, Inc. is best known for its prices being competitive and fantastic customer service.
Licenses / Credentials:
CA State Certified Electricians
You might not think of it often but, the fact is that at some point in time every home is going to need the services of an electrician. The electricity that makes our lives comfortable and simply makes everything work is a major component in every home. Many people are capable enough to handle the small jobs, like installing a ceiling fan or replacing a wall switch. But for others, anything involving electrical repairs, improvements or direct wiring of lighting fixtures or appliances is best left to a qualified Petaluma electrician.
Locating an electrician doesn’t need to be a difficult task. But finding an electrician that’s right for your job may require some extra work.
Start by asking the people you know, such as friends or co-workers, to see if they are familiar with any electricians. Most people that have hired a Petaluma electrician in the past will be happy to share their experience with you. If someone’s had a bad experience, they’ll probably be glad to tell you about it. The same holds true if someone has had a positive experience with a Petaluma electrician. People will quickly let you know if they received great service. You'll find that we have a good reputation and take pride in our work.
Once you locate a Petaluma electrician you think you might be interested in working with you should take the time to do a background check. If there have ever been any complaints, they will be on file with the Better Business Bureau. If you do find any, ask for details and whether or not the complaint was settled to the satisfaction of the customer. It’s not unusual for a reliable Petaluma electrician to get a complaint or two, but what is important is how they handle it. A number of complaints on file against any electrician should signal a red flag that you should shop elsewhere.
After you have selected a few electricians that you feel suit your requirements, it’s time to set up an interview to discuss your project. Ask about experience; we'll be happy to explain to you how a Petaluma electrician can meet your needs. We offer a quality of service that you will not find elsewhere. After the project is complete, you'll be happy we sent an expert Petaluma electrician.
Have each electrician do a walk through with you and ask them to explain what they believe should be done and how they would handle your project. Describe what you hope to achieve and express any concerns you might have. Taking a little time with each Petaluma electrician will help you get a sense of how well you will communicate and if there is potential for a good working relationship. If you have any doubts about a specific electrician, you don’t need to feel obligated to work with him. Remember this is someone that you’ll essentially be relying on for the future of your home.
Ask how long the entire project will take and how much it will cost. Of course the Petaluma electrician won’t be able to give you an accurate estimate until they can write up a detailed quote. Give each electrician a list of what you want included in their bid. The bid should explain the work that will be involves along with the cost of materials and labor. You’ll want to know your payment options. A smaller project will most often require full payment when the project is completed with larger jobs stretched out over several payments during the project. A time schedule for completion should also be included in every bid.
Once you have a bid from each Petaluma electrician it’s time to make some comparisons. An extremely low bid may be tempting but you need to be cautious. True, a low bid might actually be a good deal, but if a very low bid seems out of line with what others have submitted you want to use caution. Remember you don’t want to cut corners where your home’s electrical supply is concerned. If the bid is from an electrician you believe to be reliable you need to ask him how he was able to underbid the other electricians. The fact of the matter is that when deciding on the Petaluma electrician you want to hire, you should not only choose the bid that’s going to save you the most money but the one that is going to supply you with the most reliable service.
Don’t lose sight of the fact that when it comes time to choose a Petaluma electrician, it’s about more than just your budget. Whenever you’re working with electricity you should keep the safety of your home and family uppermost in your mind. You want a Petaluma electrician that will be thorough, reliable and will take the time to do the job right the first time around. The future of your home and family depends on the reliability of the Petaluma electrician you hire.