Frequently Asked Questions
We have complied a list of common FAQs that we receive from our customers. We share this information to help you understand how electrical service is provided and billed at Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractions.
If your questions aren’t answered here, please get in touch.
Are your electricians licensed?
That’s a great question! The state of South Carolina requires that only the owner needs to be licensed and all the electricians’ employees can work under that license but Transworld requires that all our electricians either have their Journeyman or Master License or obtain it within a year of being hired. We do have apprentices that are required to go to school to obtain their Journeyman and Master License. Also, we have an unlimited electrical license in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. SC License #M2368.
We have NO labors or helpers working for us.
What types of payment do you accept?
Do you take American Express? We accept Check, Cash, Visa and Mastercard. We do not accept American Express. There is a 4% service fee for credit card purchases over $1,000.00
How much does a whole home generator cost?
It depends on the size of your home and the electrical load. A turnkey, whole home system starts around $8,000.00 and goes up from there. Many factors can affect this cost including the size of the generator needed, gas connections, electrical connections and if your generator needs to be put on a raised platform.
Do you work on appliances?
We do not. We can check the connections and voltage right up to the appliances. We recommend calling an appliance repair person.
Do you carry everything you need to do the job on your service trucks?
We carry a very large variety of commonly used electrical materials on our trucks at all times. We also keep these items stocked weekly. However, because styles, colors and technology is constantly changing, we may not always have everything needed to complete a project. We do have a strong relationship with all electrical suppliers in the area that help us get the parts we need quickly and efficiently.
Do you have a one-man or two-man electrician crew?
Our electricians run as a two-man crew. This is for the safety of our electricians and the safety of the customer. All of our electricians are CPR and First Aid certified and prepared to assist if an emergency arises.
OSHA Paragraphs 1910.269(l)(1)(i) and (ii) establish certain types of work where at least two employees must be present. OSHA determined that there was a need, with some types of work, for having an extra employee present. The preamble to the final standard presented OSHA’s rationale: in the event of an electric shock incident, the two person requirement provides, “the immediate availability of a person trained in CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation].” The Agency also noted that an additional worker, “should be able to point out poor work practices to their fellow employees.”
Do you offer senior citizen and military discounts?
Currently, we do not offer senior citizen or military discounts.
When is the best time to call an electrician?
Any time you need indoor or outdoor electrical work done, that’s the time to call on a professional, licensed electrician. What might seem like a simple situation to you might actually be a potential danger. Most electrical fires occur because a homeowner didn’t think there was a serious problem.
Here are some situations where it would be wise to call an electrician:
- You need to upgrade your service.
- Your lights are dimming and flickering.
- You need to add some additional outlets.
- You have power surges when the refrigerators kicks in.
- You keep tripping a circuit breaker or blowing a fuse.
- Any time something unusual is happening with your electrical system.