Frequently Asked Questions
Prime Electric customers have many questions about our services. Check out some of the frequently asked questions or give us a call today. We are happy to help!
At Prime Electric, we do offer free over-the-phone estimates. In some cases, we may need to come out to your home or business to evaluate the problem that you are having. If this is the case, we do charge a reasonable evaluation fee to get a better understanding of the problem. At that time, we will be able to provide you with an estimate. If you choose to have the work done with us, we will happily apply the evaluation fee to the job cost. Give us a call to get a free over-the-phone estimate, or schedule an appointment now in real time by clicking here!
For over 37 years, our family owned and operated business has built a reputation of giving affordable and honest prices while doing great work. In order to keep our prices as low as possible, we are required to charge a minimal evaluation fee to offset the costs involved in coming to your home or business. This also helps reduce the do-it-yourselfers who have no intent of hiring an electrician, and are simply looking for free electrical advise. Over 95% of our potential customers who have us come out to evaluate their electrical problem, end up having the work done by us, and never pay the evaluation fee! Many jobs may qualify for a free, over-the-phone estimate! Give us a call toll-free at (888) 322-2949 for a free over-the-phone estimate.
Absolutely, for over 37 years! Prime Electric is licensed, insured, and bonded. Our contractors’ license number is: 484543. You are welcome to go to the Contractors’ State License Board website and check the status of our license. Did you know that the lower the license number, the longer a contractor has been licensed?
Absolutely! Prime Electric is insured with a $2,000,000 liability policy. We believe that you should be protected and we maintain an insurance policy for your protection. Did you know that since 1985, we NEVER had an insurance claim or customer complaint opened against us? That’s over 37 years in which we have been providing top-notch service to our valued customers!
We are located at:
6924 Canby Ave., Unit 106
Reseda, CA 91335
Knob and tube wiring is a type of electrical wiring that was commonly used in the early 20th century. It consists of two wires, one hot and one neutral, that are separated by ceramic knobs and tubes. The hot wire is usually covered with a rubber or cloth insulation, while the neutral wire is left bare. The ceramic knobs and tubes are used to hold the wires in place and to protect them from damage.
Knob and tube wiring is no longer allowed in many jurisdictions, as it is considered outdated and potentially unsafe. It is more prone to overheating and electrical fires than modern wiring systems, and it does not provide the same level of protection for the wires. If you have an older home with knob and tube wiring, it is recommended that you have it replaced by a qualified electrician.
No, Romex is a type of non-metallic sheathed cable that is not approved for use in a conduit. Romex is designed for use in dry, indoor locations where it is not exposed to physical damage. It is not suitable for use in a conduit because the sheathing is not resistant to the abrasions and impacts that can occur in a conduit.
If you need to run electrical wiring in a conduit, you should use a type of electrical cable that is specifically designed for use in a conduit, such as armored cable (AC) or metal-clad cable (MC). These types of cables have a metal sheathing that provides additional protection against physical damage.
In the context of electrical systems, grounding and bonding refer to two different concepts that are both designed to ensure the safe operation of electrical circuits.
Grounding refers to the practice of connecting electrical equipment and structures to the earth, either directly or indirectly, for the purpose of dissipating electrical currents and protecting against electrical shocks. Grounding is an important safety feature that helps to ensure that electrical shocks do not pose a risk to people or animals.
Bonding, on the other hand, refers to the practice of connecting different electrical components together in order to create a low-resistance path for electrical currents. Bonding is typically used to ensure that all electrical components in a system are at the same electrical potential, which helps to prevent electrical shocks and fires.
In summary, grounding is the process of connecting electrical equipment to the earth, while bonding is the process of connecting electrical components together. Both practices are important for ensuring the safe operation of electrical systems.