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Big-Box Store or Electrician – Who Should Install Your Appliance?

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Larger retail establishments, also called a “big-box store,” have become many homeowner’s single source for all of their needs. In a world where competitive pricing is king, it’s just hard for smaller retailers to keep up and stay relevant. But say we’re talking about appliance installation in Washington, DC, a type of service that many big-box establishments have been breaking into.

Should you trust a large retail store with your appliance installation in Washington, DC, or should you contract a certified electrician? Today the experts at Kolb Electric are here to help you understand who you need, and why you need them!

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The Pros and Cons

The best way to get your answer will almost always be to weigh out what you stand to gain, and lose, by choosing each. Let’s go into a bit of detail.

The Pros and Cons of a Big-Box Store

Larger retail establishments offer low-cost appliances, and their services tend to reflect the same pricing overall. This makes them appetizing at first, but there’s a big problem here: you get what you pay for. There are many instances where an installation can be performed incorrectly, and cutting corners is not uncommon with large retailers.

Why? Well, it’s not always the technician’s fault, since they generally follow store guidelines, but they have quotas, and a dense schedule. Also, they’re not required to keep up with modern electrical trends which can mean they might not actually have the knowledge needed to perform your particular appliance installation in Washington, DC. So essentially, you get:

  • Low cost products
  • Low cost installation

But you also often get:

  • Subpar service
  • Technicians may or may not be certified
  • Questionable product quality
  • Technicians with questionable credentials and training
  • Low-quality customer service

Why Choose a Certified Electrician?

Well, ideally you would want to get rid of all of the cons of the retailer, but also retain the affordability, yes? Well, the thing is you can with an electrician! Our experts go through rigorous and thorough training, as well as routine updates to training. We also use high quality products, but also strive to maintain affordability.


Essentially with an electrician like the team at Kolb, you’ll get service, quality, guaranteed certification, dedicated specialists, and affordable rates on your service. Not only that, but experts that have made a career of electrical work are going to get the job done right the first time, saving you the cost and stress of a second or even third visit.

Certified Appliance Installation in Washington, DC

Want to get the most perks and benefits possible for your electrical service? Place your trust in the top-class professionals at Kolb Electric! Feel free to contact us online today, or give us a call to learn more about our services!

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