The Dos And Don’ts Of Hiring An Electrical Contractor
It doesn’t matter whether your electrical needs are commercial or residential– you need the right electrical contractor. The fact is, since there’s a rising number of contractors available, it becomes harder and harder to choose someone that isn’t a charlatan or lying about their licensing. You can live with crooked drywall or skewed kitchen cabinets, but poorly done electrical work can result in electrocution. Regardless of the size of the project you need help with, we urge you to take a quick look at the dos and don’ts of electrical contractor hiring.
The Dos Of Hiring A Contractor
*Do run an online background check on the electrical contractor you’re looking to hire. Most people post reviews online about their experiences, and that can be the difference between hiring a good contractor or a bad one. Also, make sure to consult the Better Business Bureau website to check out the rating of the contractor. Apart from the rating, read into detailed complaints and consider what the contractor did to make it right (if anything).
*Do ask friends and family for names of contractors that they have worked with in the past. Most contractors know another contractor that does electrical work. The point being made is that a well-established contractor will never recommend someone that can destroy their reputation.
*Do check to make sure that the contractor in question is licensed and insured in your state. Never let someone without insurance tackle electrical work as that can lead to serious liability problems on your part in case of an accident.
*Do ask for a free quote. Professional contractors can often provide quotes over the phone for simple electrical work. In case you need something comprehensive, he should be willing to visit your property free of charge to provide a written estimate.
The Don’ts Of Hiring A Contractor
*Don’t automatically assume that the contractor with the most ads in physical publications is the most reliable person for the job. If someone catches your eye, ask people you know if they have dealt with the contractor before and don’t be afraid to dig for information online.
*Don’t wrongfully assume that someone who is rough around the edges can still do quality work. A contractor that is rude or has poor grooming habits will often do inferior and low-quality work inside of your property.
*Don’t hire someone just because they’re cheap. When people say that you do get what you pay for, they also mean it when it comes to hiring an electrical contractor. Cheaper wages means lower quality supplies for the work and a lack of attention to detail. Get several estimates before deciding on a fair price for the job at hand.
Hiring an electrical contractor should never be taken lightly. A poorly wired structure can lead to electrical fires or electrocution. If the safety of your friends, family members or employees is important to you, take the time to find the name of a contractor you can trust.
Big State Electricians
400 N Coit Rd #836333, Richardson, TX, 75083