ALPS MECHANICAL INC

5120 59TH ST
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 779-8001
Services: Electrician
On Angie's List Since: 6/30/2010
Licensed: UNKNOWN
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5 Signs of Home Electrical Problems

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Make sure to check your circuit breaker box periodically to check for any signs of malfunction. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Steve T. of Valencia, Calif.)
Make sure to check your circuit breaker box periodically to check for any signs of malfunction. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Steve T. of Valencia, Calif.)

Many electrical problems in your home will provide warning signs before they become serious. Knowing what these signs are can help you have repairs performed to prevent a dangerous situation.

Is Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring Safe?

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This contractor replaced knob and tube wiring, installed a new panel box and separated some high-volume rooms that were on the same circuit. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Kari B. of Riverdale, Md.)
This contractor replaced knob and tube wiring, installed a new panel box and separated some high-volume rooms that were on the same circuit. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Kari B. of Riverdale, Md.)

Does your older home have outdated knob and tube electrical wiring? Learn whether that type of wiring is safe, and what replacing knob and tube wiring costs.

Do Contractors Charge to Estimate a Job?

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One top-rated electrician offers free estimates on new installations, but usually charges for estimates to repair existing systems because on-site inspection and testing are required. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)
One top-rated electrician offers free estimates on new installations, but usually charges for estimates to repair existing systems because on-site inspection and testing are required. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)

Whether you must pay for an estimate depends on the project's scope and contractor's policies. But a few rules of thumb apply to quotes, consultations and bids.

What Is a Power Surge?

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Surge protectors shield electronics and appliances from electrical surges. (Illlustration by Brandon Smith)
Surge protectors shield electronics and appliances from electrical surges. (Illlustration by Brandon Smith)

Power surges can destroy your electronics or appliances in a fraction of a second. Installing a whole house surge protector is your best line of defense.

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