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How to Choose the Right Electrical Contractor

Posted on Wednesday, September 17 2014

Finding the right electrical contractor for a specific job can easily become a very tedious process. But, just like visiting a doctor for an illness, a mechanic for car trouble or a dentist for a toothache, taking the time to find the right electrical contractor for the job will pay off.

Key things to keep in mind are professionalism, reliability, safety, material quality and cost. Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the best of the best when it comes to electrical contractors working in your home.

Check for licenses and insurance

This is easily one of the most important things when it comes to choosing the right electrical contractor. Making sure you contractor is properly licensed to provide electrical contracting services to you is nothing to overlook. If asked, most electrical contractors will provide you with the appropriate license and insurance documentation. If your contractor refuses to hand over the documents, you better think twice about doing business with them!

Ask for references and check experience

Always ask for references. Just like a employer asks and checks a potential employees references for a job well done, make sure you ask and check a potential contractor’s references. Most contractors will happily provide a solid list of customers who have agreed to provide feedback. It’s definitely a red flag if a contractor refuses to give you references or doesn’t have any to provide– which can mean a lack of experience. You wouldn’t blindly receive medical care, not knowing anything about the doctor– would you? Take the same amount of caution when it comes to choosing the right electrical contractor. You safety depends on it.

Know who will be doing the work

When meeting a potential electrical contractor, make sure you’re meeting the contractor that will actually be performing the work on your home. If a contractor plans to use a subcontractor for the job, make sure you’re aware of who they will be using; check references, experience, licenses and insurance.

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