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Old 05-06-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Default Any good TRUST WORTHY Electrician in NORTH WEST HOUSTON

I have a very very minor issue. There is a switch which has two buttons. One of them control the light inside the house and one of them controls the backyard light bulb. For some reason when I try to turn on the backyard light it flicker but does not light up. I changed the bulb but same issue.

I bet it is a simple thing but then I have no expertise with these things. Can anyone recommend a good electrician in the north west area (1960 and champion forest drive). I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on this because seems like a simple fix. The problem is that every person I know charges like $60 just to come over.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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I had good luck with Wired Electrical Services: Electrical Specialist for your home and business (http://www.wiredelectricalservices.com/index.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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@Wafer,

Do they charge for just coming to the house? Also, I think they will have to replace the switch or it might be shortening any ideas how much that will cost? This is the first time ever I am calling someone.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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I don't know their pricing details. I just found them to be a trustworthy family-run business and I was very happy with their work.
I'm willing to pay a fair price for honesty & quality work, especially for something that could burn my house down if done wrong.

I've found you usually get what you pay for when someone comes out for free. just my $.02...
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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@Wafer,

Thanks! I just called them. They are pretty expensive. $145 just to come down to the house and work for one hour yikes! Specially when all I need fix is a simple light switch. I am sure they are pretty good since everyone is recommending them but $145 is quite a lot for a simple job.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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Would you be willing to try fixing it yourself if someone walked you through it? Do you have a few basic hand tools like a screw driver?
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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@the mean fish,

Actually I saw some videos and read some articles regarding changing switch and it seems pretty straightforward. I need to buy voltage tester and new switch.
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