Electrical repairs and installations are best left to the experts because of the risk of injury associated with these projects. These types of jobs provide an opportunity for danger, which includes fire and damage, if not completed correctly. From a simple outlet wiring to a large installation, finding reputable electricians to do your work is best.
Electricians develop a reputation by providing quality work for their customers over the course of their years being in business. When looking for a reputable electrician, keep in mind that the cheapest shouldn’t always win your business. You want to look at several factors when choosing a reputable electrician. Here are some important tips on how to find the right person for the job.
Licensed and Insured
The most important thing to look at when hiring an electrician is if they are licensed and insured. You want to make sure their license and insurance are also up-to-date and current. Licenses provide proof that the electrician has received the proper training and is qualified. Because working with electricity can pose a high risk, you cannot afford not to hire an insured electrician. Well-reputed electricians will carry proof of being licensed and insured on them, but in case of doubt, check online.
Referred and Recommended
With the availability of online media, reviews about businesses are readily available at your fingertips. Many websites, like HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, and Yelp, provide listings of reputable electricians and personal reviews of work done.
Take the time to talk to your neighbors, friends, and work peers and ask what work they had done and who they used. Ask their opinion of the quality of work performed and if they would use them again.
When you start doing research and talking to people, it is very likely that you will start to hear certain reputable electricians come up repeatedly. When a name starts to become familiar, this is a sign of an electrician who is reputable. This validation will give you confidence that you are hiring someone highly recommended.
Cheaper Isn’t Always Better
After you have narrowed down your list of reputable electricians to call, ask them to come to your home or business. This gives you an opportunity to show them what you want to be done and to talk through the project. The electrician you want to hire is one who is willing to listen to you, ask and answer questions, and seems to understand your needs and what it is you want. Completely explain what the project is, show them, and take the time to ensure the electrician understands the project. Talking to an electrician face-to-face builds a level of comfort and you can get a sense of their professionalism. Only hire an reputable electricians who exhibits professionalism and can communicate well with you.
When reviewing a quote, make sure that the pricing the electrician gives you includes all components of the project. There should be a breakdown showing costs for all repairs, labor, parts and any miscellaneous fees. Ask the electrician if they expect this quote to change at all once the project is underway. If so, are these costs included as a line item? You want the estimate to be “firm” before the project is started.
Once you compile your quotes, pick the electrician you feel is best qualified and understands your needs. This may not be the electrician who provides the cheapest quote. You want to feel comfortable and not have cause to worry once the project is started.
On Time Electrical Can Help You!
On Time Electrical is one of Charlotte’s top-rated electrical companies. We provide around the clock emergency service every day of the week. Our reputable electricians are some of the best in the business and all are fully licensed and insured. We are committed to providing superior electrical services for residential, commercial, new construction and industrial clients.
Locally owned and operated, we provide service for projects both large and small. If you’re in need of small projects such lighting repair, appliance installation, socket and switch installation, we can help. We also can help with air conditioners, generators, outdoor lighting and more. No job is too small or big.
Call us today and we’ll talk to you about your needs.