Your sign should light up, but it doesn’t. You are under the gun and the sign is extremely visible. It should be pulling in customers, but now it is making you look bad. What can you do? It is hard to find a sign company qualified to do the work. After all, one looks pretty much like another. It is harder yet to find a sign company to actually come out and spend the time to learn where the problem really is. Oh, another customer comes in and tells you about your sign. This stuff can ruin your day. There are reasons why companies are hard to find and fixed pricing is hard to come by. These are:
- Who is qualified? Out of 100 companies, 3 or 4 will have the license required to work on your sign. Call a company without the license (CL-45) and they do not want to tell you they cannot do it. They want to call their buddy and take a commission.
- Your sign was a custom; nobody knows exactly what is inside. This is particularly true with larger signs and older signs. Each sign is a unique piece. The minimal standards that do exist are not enough to know what is wrong. It could be a bulb replacement. It could be something more complex. Nobody knows until the sign is opened up.
- Reaching the sign is not easy. Signs high up on a building, on a pole or in another area can be hard to get to. Even minor repairs often require special equipment (ladders, a bucket truck, electrical tracers, neon tools). Most of these require 2 people to be safely completed. It means you are hiring a crew and equipment to just get up there.
- Sign companies make money on new signs. New signs are much more controllable, profitable and less difficult than sign repair.
At Signs for San Diego offers local electric sign repair service. We also offer sign removal. We are bonded, licensed, and insured. All sign repair is done on a time and material basis.