Cost vs Value When Hiring a Denver Electrician

Posted on by lou

We recently got a call from a homeowner that had an electric hot water heater that was not working. They had initially called a plumber friend of ours that we do quite a bit of work for. The water heater was wired into an ancient timing mechanism meant to reduce energy consumption. The plumber, who is very conscientious and the guy we go to for all our pluming referrals, found a tripped breaker in the timer. When he reset it there was a pretty good flash and the connection began to smoke under the wire nut.

Fortunately, the breaker again tripped. At this point he advised the customer that they would need to contact an electrician before he could proceed any further. He recommended us. Her first question was, “are they expensive? He replied, “These guys were probably pretty cheap and they almost burned your house down.”

As it turned out there were many problems with the installation that could have caused fire, serious injury and even death. The wires were connected together improperly for their size. Aluminum was connected to copper improperly. The water heater was not properly grounded.

The original installation had been done by a Denver Electrician less than a year ago and now it had to be done again. Properly installed with today’s materials and technologies this install will last the life of the property.

One of the problems with hiring an electrician in Denver is that anyone with a truck and, some tools can take out an ad on Craigslist for FREE and be in business. You have no idea what their skill level and track record is. Before you hire a Denver electrician, google their company and check for reviews. Check out sites like Yelp, City Search, the BBB etc. Check out The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Clink the link below and it will take you there.


There are lots of great electricians in Denver. You just have to do a little work to figure out who they are.

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