Lauterborn Electric is often called with questions on if we charge for estimates. They also want to know if we are licensed and if we are insured. To help people out we felt we should write a little article about these things. Although some electricians charge for estimates, Lauterborn Electric does not. An estimate to us is when someone calls and would like a price on work they would want to have done such as a 100 amp service or hanging a ceiling fan or even changing an outlet. We do charge for service calls. A good example of a service call is when someone calls and says that their power is out or that they lost power in one room of their house. The reason we charge is because in situations like these we need to pull out tools and try to fix the problem. We are licensed and insured. We tell customers that the city of Philadelphia has a list of licensed contractors and that we are also registered with the state. Some customers struggle with choosing a contractor. Our advice is to do your research on websites such as Google are Yelp and pick someone you feel comfortable with. Here are links to Google and Yelp reviews. For all your electrical needs contact your Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric.