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One thing I do not understand about electricians (all I have encountered so far) is they rely on the client to purchase the parts needed, even when the client does not have the technical knowledge to purchase the correct parts.
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and a colleague (with a
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British accent) came for two relatively
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electrical items, but I was informed that they couldn't install the dimmer in the bathroom because I hadn't purchased the dimmer switch in advance. I hadn't realized this was expected of me.
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recommended that I go to Home Depot to purchase the dimmer switch because prices there are significantly less expensive than at the neighborhood hardware store. I went to Home Depot - where the aisle with dimmers, swtiches, plates, etc. is a hot mess, a jumble with items in the wrong place and tons of missing stock - and couldn't find the kind of dimmer switch I wanted. I texted
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a photo of the best dimmer switch I could find and he immediately texted back that this would work. When he came for our next appointment, I informed
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this really wasn't the dimmer I wanted. In my opinion,
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WENT ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY BY WALKING WITH ME SEVERAL BLOCKS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY TO THE LOCAL HARDWARE STORE AND CONFIRMING THAT THE KIND OF DIMMER I WANTED (which this store, unlike Home Depot, had in stock) WOULD WORK. I was a much happier customer having the kind of dimmer I wanted installed, and I appreciate that
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was willing to go the extra mile (literally and figuratively) to make this happen.
Post Script: I decided to install a dimmer in my bathroom because I had read in books about energy efficiency that this is a cost-saving measure. However, after the dimmer was installed, my bathroom was too dark when the dimmer switch was up as high as it could go. I asked
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about this, and he advised me to change out the bulbs with brighter bulbs. This worked. I learned through some follow up research that it's normal to
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brightness with dimmer switches compared with regular on/off light switches. I suspect that I'm not achieving an energy savings because I have to use higher wattage bulbs. Even if so, though, dimmer switches do give more control. Sometimes in a bathroom you want full brightness so you can see clearly and other times, such as in the middle of the night, you might want the least amount of light needed.
- Susan P.

It went great! They were in and out in about 20 minutes. Kind, knowledgeable, and professional, they expertly installed our fan and also gave us some ideas about increasing our air conditioning efficiency. This project would have cost me 3+ hours plus a little bit of my sanity; glad I went with the pros.
- Micah M.

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Horn arrived on time and had my motion detector up and and ready within an hour. I was impressed by his professionalism and attitude. The light works great, the price was right and the attitude of the electrician was fantastic! Will definitely use MFE for my future electrical needs.
- Maurice W.

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provided a detailed and timely estimate for the work. The
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team (Fatmir and
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) were personable, knowledgeable,
punctual and reliable. The work was completed on-time (3-week job) and
on-budget. Despite being a challenging, and sometimes frustrating job
(figuring out 100-year old circuits is no walk in the park!), Fatmir and
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remained cheerful and always presented a can-do attitude. I have
great confidence in the quality of their work.
- Sarah A.

The technicians were great (
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) and they worked quickly and professionally to install all lighting fixtures as the charge is based on the 1/4 hour. The tall ladder fee of $159.00 was a bit excessive, but I was very pleased with the work.
- aubrey S.

We were very impressed with the service received in spite of the fact that the fixtures we provided to the electrician (ordered from Amazon) turned out to have faults that complicated installation. In fact,
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Electric came back when we encountered a problem and solved the problem even though it was inherent in the fixture not in their work. We were charged a very nominal additional fee. So, our purchase of the "deal" was truly an excellent deal and we will use
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Electric again, for sure.
- Jules S.

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, was very professional and courteous. He did the work outlined. We had one problem in that the timer on the newly installed porch light stopped working after one day. I called
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's and scheduled another appointment -- a week later. The electrician came and found a loose wire and fixed it with no additional charge to us. Yes, we would use
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- Larry J.

Repair was done well and appreciated the rapid repair and willingness to explain the problem. Had some trouble with provider's scheduler and delays in arrival but the owner emailed me and both apologized and explained. Overall I would use the company again.
- Heather H.

The electrician faced a problem well below his skill-level: the laundry dryer lacked power because of a loose connection at its back. He tightened the connection, made sure the dryer was getting correct heat, apologized to me that I had to hire a professional to do a basic task, and charged me only the service call rather than labor as well.
- Phil B.

Full disclosure - the intercom is old and hard to find. However, in June
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sent an electrician for the first visit, and while very professional, he took the broken part and never followed up. After several emails and phone calls about if and when it could be repaired, and in late
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I received an estimate via email. My biggest complaint is that I had to call and see if they were going to complete the job. Meanwhile the intercom is missing the part that it needed to be repaired (it worked sporadically) so I have to buy a whole new system.
- Jodie H.
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Rockville, MD

Abbey Design Center

21465 Price Cascades Plz
Sterling, VA

ABC Design and Build, Inc

6715 Blacklick Rd.
Springfield, VA


Oxon Hill, MD

ABE-Remodeling Co

5006 Garrett Ave
Beltsville, MD

Able Handyman Service llc

637 Burnside Terrace
Leesburg, VA

Above & Beyond Home Improvements, Inc.

7219 Roosevelt Ave
Falls Church, VA

Absolute Electric LLC

111 Carpenter Drive
Sterling, VA

Absolute Electrical Services

8605 Artillery Rd.
Manassas, Va

AC Countertops & Remodeling Inc.

4 Goodport Ln
Gaithersburg, MD

AC solutions&more

2109 highcourt ln
Herndon, va

ACA Contracting

5500 Holmes Run Parkway Suite C4
Alexandria, VA

Academy Remodeling

8208 Wahly Dr
Bethesda, MD

Accents Painting Plus Inc

12416 Pretoria Dr
Silver Spring, MD

Acclaimed Services

8621 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA


Washington, DC


Washington, DC


Greenbelt, MD

Accurate Electric

208 Taylor St
Fredericksburg, VA

Ace Deck & Fence ®™ (The Original and Only)

1001 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA

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