Here are some sobering statistics. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.
We live in an age where YouTube “how-to” videos can make anyone feel like an ersatz expert on everything from dog grooming to cake decorating. Popular channels have helped homeowners save money with step-by-step instructions on how to perform simple installations and repairs. But a light DIY skill set can also bring on a false sense of security. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of electrical maintenance and repairs. So, if you pride yourself in knowing how to install a dimmer or lighting fixture, you should also take equal pride in knowing when it’s time to call in an emergency electrician.
A good general rule of thumb for knowing when to call for the services of an emergency electrician is to go with your gut. That is to say that if you at any time feel worried or in danger about electrical safety in your home or business, you should call a general electrician right away. Because of the age of some buildings, electrical work in NYC can be a tricky venture. Fortunately, it’s a market where you can find a quality emergency electrician is available to you 24/7 including holidays.
PK & Altman sent two men – they were able to troubleshoot the problem and completed the work in just under an hour.
Came on time, inspected, knew what the problem was, fixed it in less time than estimated and only charged me for the time they were there.
My experience with PK and Altman Electric was excellent. From my initial contact with Elizabeth in the main office to the service that was provided by Raphael and Omar, the staff was professional, polite, and punctual. I called on a Tuesday, and Elizabeth scheduled me in for Wednesday! And Raphael and Omar arrived an hour early. Before starting, Raphael reviewed a TO DO LIST with me. A ceiling fan and two outlets, including a GFI and light fixture, were either replaced or serviced. Pricing is competitive. Very pleased and would highly recommend.
Great service, quickly done and on time. Will definitely use them again and recommend their high quality workmanship.
Very quick response. Fair pricing. Great quality work. Simply put, I love you folks!
I had a good experience with this company. They installed two bathroom vanity lights. They came on time, completed the job efficiently, and cleaned up afterward. And, their office staff helpful completing a contract required by my building. I’ll use them again.
The service they provided was excellent. They quickly responded to my initial call. It was easy to communicate with their office via email, this included answering any questions, setting up the service call. They also provided all the necessary insurance and permits.
I called them around 10:30 am. They had two guys out to the apartment within 3 hours. They fixed the short (burned-out breaker) and installed the closet light fixture. Service was prompt, courteous, and professional. Price was fair. Would definitely use again.
The team arrived on time and performed the installation professionally and on time.
Great service. Timely. Friendly. Quick.
They were great. They were quick, the pricing was fair. I would recommend them again. It was $300 or less. It literally took them an hour and a half, and they didn’t have to go buy the part and come back. It was really nice that they were able to come in and fix it on the spot and now it’s fixed completely. They were excellent. I’m in real estate and there is no category where I wouldn’t give them an “A”. I’ve had plenty of bad electricians.
Two guys showed up on time. They were friendly and assessed the situation quickly. Fairly basic job for them so they had the parts necessary and had done it all within an hour. Paid and clear itemized invoice same day. It’s nice when it’s apparent that a firm genuinely appreciates your business.
They were able to send someone within an hour of correspondence. The electricians were great! It wasn’t the most straightforward installation, but they were able to make it happen in a reasonable amount of time. A new box was needed to replace our existing box before the chandelier could be installed and they were able to do it in no time! Very pleased and would highly recommend.