Write A Review Reviews by Stephen & Elisabeth on Darrell Ave
A review for Kiya Sunrise Electrical Ltd.
Frankly, if you want the job done correctly with no hassles and to work with a tradesman who is true to his word, then look no further than Kiya. If he’s more expensive, there’s a reason. This fellow is in demand! My husband & I bought our first home with the knowledge that 20% of the wiring was knob & tube with the possibility that up to 50% could be the old stuff. The insurance company gave us 60 days conditional insurance, so we had to have it 100% gone by end of October. Kiya was very accomodating and although is very much in demand, managed to squeeze us in right away. Potential for a rush job no? But everything went according to his word and completed withint 5 days. We read from other reviews online to that Kiya had charged around $8,000 (all incl.) to convert knob and tube in a similiar home in our neighborhood. When Kiya first came to inspect our house, he instilled confidence in us. He walked into the house & virtually knew exactly what needed to be done within 10 min. He suggested where to put switches and outlets, which made complete sense yet I would never had thought of myself. Then, he somehow predicted that our home probably had close to 100% knob & tube wiring, but we assured him that the previous owners had had a few rooms updated & that it wouldn’t be the whole house. But Kiya is experienced. Within a couple of days, we received an email quotation detailing the work needing to be done & indeed the cost including tax was $8,000. We did obtain a second quotation for $5500 (under the table), but they were no where near as experienced with knob & tube. During the work, lo and behold, Kiya discovered a junction box near the electrical panel which was installed to make it appear like new wires were going into the house from the panel, when in fact they were going a short distance away. So yes, the house did have 100% knob & tube. This did not affect the original quotation at all & although more work needed to be done, they still stuck to the timeframe. Important to note is that they clean up every day, and there was a lot of drilling & plaster dust to contend with. Don’t expect perfection, but the fact that by the time I got home at 5:30, 6:00pm, they had wrapped up & cleaned up enough mess for us to function. We recommend Kiya unreservedly. 10/100 of 0 people found this review helpful.