Finding an Electrician – Commercial / Residential Work

It goes without saying that you’ll want the electrician you hire to be highly skilled – you don’t want to have to hire another electrician to fix the mistakes the first electrician made.

Knowing this, you should begin by trying to find an electrician that is qualified, experienced, and has a good reputation within the community. Someone that you can trust to let in your home and do the electrical work that’s needed. The electrician you choose should be a certified, licensed electrician.electricians
Electricians will advertise their services in the yellow pages, through the internet or by word of mouth. Since word of mouth advertising is so effective, use this to your advantage. Talk to friends, family and colleagues and see if they can help you find an electrician who has done quality work for someone in the past. It always makes you feel better when you know someone else has had a good experience with the electrician you’re about to hire. Asking others in addition to asking the electrician for references will help you decide if the electrician has a good reputation within the community.

If you know of anyone in home repair or construction, use this to your advantage. Chances are they will be able to help you find a good electrician in your area.

When you check electricians in your community, try and compare prices with each one to see who will give you the best deal on the job you need done. But at the same time, a lower price does not always mean quality work. Therefore, consider more than just price when choosing an electrician. Most electricians will be pretty competitive in the prices that they charge. If you have had an electrician do work for you before – and it was quality work, then go ahead and invite them back for other jobs. Sometimes it is hard to find an electrician who is professional, someone that you can rely on to give you fast service and get the job done right.

It’s good to be prepared in advance of actually needing an electrician. Ask around before you have any wiring problems and be one step ahead when it comes to knowing who is the best in your community. Electrical problems can happen at any time, so think ahead about finding an electrician to do electrical work for you when the time comes.residential electricians

This way you will know their reputation ahead of time and have time to find out information about the work they do. Sometimes, when problems happen, you are rushed and end up choosing the first person you get in touch with. If you’ve done your research in advance, this won’t happen to you.

All in all, an electrician is a handy person to have a business relationship with. And finding an electrician in advance – one that is experienced, professional and trustworthy – will be a load off your shoulders.

A cruel twist for the nation’s young immigrants

Let’s be clear about what just happened to the program that shielded immigrants brought here as children from deportation.

The Trump administration, after the president feigned sympathy for so-called dreamers, announced Tuesday it is phasing out the program but giving Congress six months to come up with a substitute — a Congress that has been so dysfunctional it hasn’t been able to approve legislation with an iota of controversy.

For instance, “amnesty” is what critics label more recent immigration reform efforts. So, President Trump, in announcing this end, called it an “amnesty-first” program, also invoking the “rule of law.” And some cited the need to keep our communities safe.

But under what rule of law should children be held liable for the alleged lawbreaking of their parents? And there is absolutely no evidence that dreamers are threats to the community — quite the opposite.

This is what President Obama, though he had a deplorable deportation record generally, understood. This country has essentially been the only home these immigrants know. They’ve been educated at public expense in our schools. They are assets in which we’ve invested — to be nurtured, not deported.


This is why Obama started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It allowed an estimated 800,000 immigrants to gain work permits and other benefits. But in signing up for the program, they gave the government their personal information. So, imagine the fear that this immigrant is now feeling, though the administration says it will not specifically be targeting this community for deportation. However, it simultaneously stressed that they won’t necessarily be shielded from it either.

Some of the immigrants who got their work permits will be able to renew their two-year legal stays. This applies if their permits expire before March 5. But those whose permits expire March 6 and after will be deportable if Congress doesn’t act. And this, unfortunately, is the majority of that 800,000 who got the permits.

President Trump tried to distance himself from this decision, letting Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an immigration hardliner, do the heavy lifting in announcing it. But it comes on the heels of his pardon for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who made his reputation targeting immigrants and Latinos. Got it? Children brought here by their parents and are now contributing to our society might get deported, but the sheriff who illegally targeted and detained Latinos received a pardon.

Trump owns this.

Our hope is that Congress surprises us on this. It must — led by Texas’ delegation.

How should we respond to Vegas carnage?

Las Vegas is arguably America’s playground. On Sunday evening it became yet another killing ground. Rapid gunfire split the sound of joy and revelry during an outdoor concert attended by as many as 22,000, again posing the question of how Americans should to respond to a type of carnage that has become too common.

Here’s an idea: Wait for all the facts to come in before applying motives to people or groups of people.

There are conflicting reports about the shooter. He had “run ins” with local police but no criminal record in Las Vegas. Or he had virtually no criminal record. claimed responsibility for the shooting, but authorities say he had no connections and say his “belief system” is unknown. Moreover, has a record of claiming responsibility quickly even if there is no link — the better to burnish its reputation for savagery.

So, what can our reaction be to this latest tragedy?


Deep and profound sadness, certainly. As the president said Monday, unity. A resolve that the hateful among us will not inform our own beliefs. Much is unknown about Paddock as of this writing, but hatefulness is certainly a belief system we can safely assume for anyone who fires on and kills innocents. And this reaction: a dedication to the notion that, whatever Paddock’s background and ideology, we can calmly and reasonably discuss any policy implications that arise from this latest tragedy.

We must have that discussion.

Yes, more people die every year in random violence, suicide and auto and other accidents, but mass shootings also deserve our attention for the very reason that makes them mass shootings. They are periods of concentrated action, designed to kill as many people in as short a period as a hateful person or persons can accomplish.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims and their families.