Counterfeit Electrical Equipment and Materials
Power up Electric Inc. DBA SL 447772 C10, Power up Electric.
With today’s global economy combating counterfeit electrical products and equipment is a challenge for the electrical industry.
Counterfeiters are good at; you guessed, at counterfeit not only the product, label and package but the UL approval as well, making really difficult to differentiate between the real things and the counterfeits.
Electrical contractors and buyers of electrical materials should look for legitimate distributors and re sellers avoiding “the grey market’ that could offer a lower price but could end on being a counterfeit with all the negative results. People who buy and install counterfeit products may save some money, but risk lives property and their business.
To avoid buying counterfeit products, inspect carefully all packing, labels, and instructions when in doubt call a reputable supplier or manufacturer, many have 800 number’s, ask for technical support.
Good business practices require to make sure that the materials and equipment have the legitimate required approvals and warranty from the manufacturers.
Partnering with a with reputable distributors and reputable manufacturers that stand behind their products is essential to avoid became a victim of counterfeiters.
There is another problem on the electrical industry with these bad economy times, some people will represent themselves as electrical contractors to worried homeowners with electrical problems, offer very low prices, demand full or almost full payment and never show up again. If the contractor in question has a truck with license plates of another state, or no license plates at all, or refuses to provide legitimate business information, please use due diligence. When dealing with electrical contractors please obtain and verify, license, classification, expiration dates, workers compensation insurance, liability insurance if any, BBB referral, brand name and specifications of electrical equipment.
Power Up Electric Inc. Serving our community as one of the top 5 electricians in los Angeles, established on 1983, provides free estimates on all electrical work and makes sure all products and materials used on your project are 100% legitimate.
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