How To Make Sure You’re Hiring The Right Electrician For You
Dealing with residential or commercial electrical systems can be confusing, and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Also confusing is locating and hiring the right electrician to solve your electrical problems, especially if you don’t know what to look for. There are many things to consider when hiring any professional technician. Here are some tips when hiring electricians.
Check Journeyman’s License & Insurance Coverage: Always hire a electrician who is licensed. Every state has laws in place that require electricians to undergo the appropriate training and certification processes. This is protect the public from unsavory contractors. When considering hiring a specific electrician ask them for their electrician license. If they are hesitant in providing this document don’t hire the company.
Another document you want to ask for is the electrician’s insurance coverage. When a electrician is covered by insurance it’s your protection against faulty work that results in damage, injury, or death. Every professional electrician will be able to provide this information to you. If they can’t you don’t want to hire them.
References: References are another thing you want to ask for from the electrician. A reputable electrician will gladly give you any verification of work previously performed. And like both licenses and insurance, if the electrician can not provide this information then they are someone you probably don’t want to hire for your electrical needs.
Estimates & Bids: Now that you have the above information from the electrician and everything seems in order you can ask for an estimate. All professional electricians will give you a written estimate. If the electrician attempts to give you a verbal estimate find another.
Speaking of finding another electrician. It is highly recommended that you seek estimates from several companies before making your final decision. And when you find more than one that meets your criteria ask the competitors to make a bid. Doing this will insure that you get the best electrical work for the best price.
Are you looking for an electrician in the Millbrae area? Call 110/220V Electric Co. at (650) 784-1886 and schedule a service call today!