Frequently Asked Questions
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How much do you charge?
Do you do small residential electric or large commercial electric?
We provide service to both homes and businesses, any size job from receptacles to new home construction, and design-build commercial/ industrial projects. Please refer to our residential electric page and our commercial electric page for more information.
Why should I use a licensed electrician?
Licensed Electricians, like ASCOM Electric, are regulated and certified by the state of PA. Unlicensed electricians are not subject to the laws protecting customers, nor does home owner’s insurance cover damages that they cause. Our PA Contractor Registration # is PA6092.
What forms of payment do you accept?
ASCOM Electric accepts cash or checks.
How do I know if I need an electrical permit?
Whether or not your need an electrical permit depends on your project. Something such as installing new electrical wiring will likely need a permit, while replacing an electrical outlet may not. ASCOM Electric will pull permits for the work needed.
I reset my breaker, but my power is still out.
In order to reset the breaker, you must make sure you firmly press the breaker into the off position and then back to the on position. If your power still remains out, contact ASCOM Electric.
What are the warning signs of electrical fires?
- Recurring problems with blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers.
- Flickering lights.
- A burning smell or unusual odor near appliances or wiring.
- A sizzling sound at wall switches or outlets.
- Appliances that deliver a slight shock when touched
Can I do electrical work myself?
Electrical work is not only dangerous, but can be expensive to repair if done improperly. If you do not have the skill level to handle your electrical job, contact ASCOM Electric for a free estimate.
Some of my outlets or lights work, but others don’t. Why is this happening?
One possibility is that these outlet or lights are on a different circuit than the others. Another possibility is that the outlet is bad. Reset all of the breakers and if it still doesn’t work, contact ASCOM Electric to replace it.
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I hired ASCOM to install LED lights throughout my 1820s City property. They were exceptional. Their electrician, Anthony, took extra care of my needs and was patient with me as I continued to add to the project. Their quality was top-notch. I highly recommend ASCOM for intricate or challenging work - especially for old ceilings with rafters and plaster!Dylan B
Ed was a pleasure to have in our home he arrived on time, fully introduced himself, and was eager and willing to help us restore power to the back half of our house he was very professional and caring for our home and works very efficiently carefully and clean. Found the problem and had full power back in no time would definatly ask for his assistance again if needed no doubt about it great guy.Brian R
4590 Davidsburg Rd
Dover, PA 17315