How to Hire A Good Professional Electrician
Home repair is an inevitable part of being a homeowner. Most of the times, the problems are small and can often be repaired without needing a contractor. But sometimes you have no choice but to hire one. It is something you should be very cautious about, mainly when hiring electrical contractors; because though most of the professional electricians out there are legitimate and good at their work, but there are some crooked ones as well who masquerade as electricians and who may try to rip you off.
- The watchword when you are hunting for an electrician in research, look up on the internet, there will be hundreds of electricians offering their services. The best thing to do is to make a list of as many electricians you can. Ask the people you know, such as friends, family, neighbors, etc. for recommendations, at least some of them had to have employed a contractor at one time or another.
- Contact the companies on your list over the phone and them questions as to their experience in the field, estimates, etc. Ask about past projects that they had done, details of their old clients, etc. Notice whether they are forthcoming with their answers or not.
- Contact previous clients of these electricians worked for previously and asked them for feedback. Based on these client feedbacks, you will be able to shorten your list considerably. You could also visit an ongoing project site of the electrician, it is time-consuming, true, but this will give you an insight into the capabilities of each electrician.
- Next step is to meet them face-to-face, verify contact and address details. Ask them lots of questions; check whether they have all the proper certifications. What are their damage policies? Do they have insurance policies to handle damages done during the project? If they don’t have an insurance policy, scratch them off your list. Ask all the electricians on your list to come and see where the work will be done, ask them about their estimates on how much time the project will take, how much material might be needed, etc.
- Take bids from your shortlisted electricians. But do not employ an electrician, if their bid seems too low if the price is too good, it probably is. They might be cutting corners or using inferior materials to finish the project within budget and keep a profit margin.
- A very important thing in this kind of work is communication if the electrician seems to be a know it all, and if he/she doesn’t take your suggestions and requirements into consideration while working on the project, you should let him go and find someone else.
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