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We picked Effective Electric among four offers we had for electrical work required for our kitchen reno. Their offer was in the middle range of the four, but guy seemed young and decent enough, so we decided to try our luck. In the beginning everything looked good, except maybe that owner brother who was helping with the work looked a bit inexperienced, and it looked like he would make mistakes here and there, but nothing terribly wrong. Initial wiring was OK, city inspection found only one minor issue. My wife found the same day that one of the plugs in the bedroom does not work, but I said: "Don't worry they will probably use that circuit to put some of the kitchen plugs together", because they mentioned that panel was full.
After we finished patching the wall and installed kitchen cabinets they came second time after a few not returned calls to finalize the work. I was not there (working), and my wife forgot to check the plug in the bedroom after they were done (plug that stopped working after their first visit). When I came home the work looked decent, and we were mostly satisfied with the work.
After a few days my wife wanted to do some ironing, and tried to use the plug in the bedroom that still didn't work. I went to main panel and couldn't find any breaker that was off. I started to panic, as I remembered that there was a wire in the kitchen wall that they didn't know what it is for, and I immediately assumed it is that wire that was connected to the bedroom plug. I called the owner, and said I think it is that wire, and call him to come and try to fix it.
He came eventually after a few calls, and reschedules and again I was working, and my wife was at home. It turns out it was not that wire I was suspecting, but GFCI braker, that was above my panel, and GFCI was there because that plug was not grounded. Then after five minutes spent to fix the problem he said to my wife that he has to charge her $75 for the "Sevice Call" because the "problem was not related to his work".
I immediately sent him an e-mail explaining that in 5 years we owned the house, we never had problem with that |GFCI, and that it must be related to his work and that I am disappointed with his decision to charge for "Service Call". He did not have enough decency to even reply to my e-mail.
That is my story. He might be an OK electrician, but I would not recommend him to anybody, nor I would work again with him, because he is just greedy, and after more than thousand dollars worth of business he got from me, I just cannot accept his $75 dollars charge, for five minutes worth of "work", especially because I am 100% sure it was result of shutting down all breakers in the house first day of work.
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Really good service. I had them do my basement and install a new hot tub. I got quotes from others and Andrew gave me the best one i could find. He installed everything fast and kept everything clean.
He did a service upgrade, all my basement including a mini kitchen for a basement suite, and a hot tub out doors.
The best part is that he came and gave me a free quote and didnt pressure me. If i ever have any other work my wife and myself will want him again.
Btw when the inspector came in said it was the best work he has seen in awhile. VERY clean work looks so nice now.
Effective Electric Ltd. has a TrustScore™ of 2.5. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Calgary and the surrounding areas is 3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|In Business Since||2008|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2008|
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Looking to do some changes to your house? Need a Experienced Electrician that has years of Residential Experience? Looking for Risk free Quotes worked around your time?
Calgary and Surrounding Areas
* Hot tub / Steamer / Jacuzzi connections
*Custom home wiring
*Garage power / lighting
*and much more
Just call Andrew at 1-403-589-5816 Today for a Free no risk quote
|Main contact(s)||Andrew Gardner|
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|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2008|
|Accepts credit cards||No|
|24 Hour emergency service||Yes|
|Legal structure||Sole Proprietor|
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