How to Choose an Electrical Contractor
There’s so much more to picking the right electrical contractor than simply tracking someone down and paying them to complete the job. Truth is, if you’re reckless about whom you hire or what you DIY, you could easily end up burning your entire house or hurting somebody.
First of all, review the following:
> what kind of work do you want done
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> if you really need an electrician
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> if the electrician is registered and licensed
> the electrician’s location
> the electrician’s trustworthiness and reliability
> charges you have to pay
When is an electrician needed?
We know that electricians take care of electrical systems. However, you may not know what kinds of electrical work actually require a professional electrician.
This is quite easy. It’s okay to change your own light bulbs and work with your appliances according to their design. For almost any electrical work outside of that, you should hire a qualified and licensed electrician.
What qualifications should electricians possess?
Today, all states need an electrical license to handle electrical work. The reason you want to hire a professional is to make sure that the job is done correctly and safely. A license proves that the contractor has been vetted by the government, although it is not an assurance of excellent work.
Hiring the Right Electrician
1. Go local.
This is surely more convenient, and will make sure you don’t have to be charged for the electrician’s transport costs. And just in case you need them for further repairs or any issues, it would be easier to have them come.
2. Get multiple quotes.
Remember that not all electricians will charge the same amount for the same work, even if it’s the same quality, they should be fairly similar. Read online reviews, but don’t think everything you read is true.
3. Check with other reputable contractors.
If you’re having your kitchen remodeled, there’s a good chance the will know a good electrician they are comfortable working with. Bundle it up in one estimate if possible.
4. Ask for proof of the electrician’s license.
Your electrician should be glad to show you this, but be sure to double-check with the state authority to make sure it is valid.
5. Ask if they have insurance.
Still, you mustn’t take it for granted.