Your Go-To Guide for Hiring Electricians

Posted May 7th, 2019

Your Go-To Guide for Hiring Electricians

You know that electrical work isn't something you should attempt to handle on your own.

But when you need help quickly, it can be tough to stop for a moment and consider what you should look for when hiring electricians.

This post is here to help make the process much easier.

Read on to learn everything you need to ask and learn about when you're looking for electrician services.

1. Ask About Training and Experience

The first questions you'll need to ask when hiring electricians relate to their past training and experience.

Ask how long they've been in the business, what kind of training and certifications they've received, and how they continue their education in the electrical business.

You'll also need to get an understanding of their level of experience with your particular issue, as well as the variety of services they offer. This is especially key, as often, fixing one issue may lead to the discovery of others.

You don't want to have to work with multiple contractors to get the job done.

They should work with both commercial and residential properties, and should be able to help you with everything from upgrading an outlet to installing top-of-the-line security systems.

2. Connect With References

Before you decide to work with an electrician, you need to make sure you check out their references and read their online reviews.

You should ask the references about how quickly the work was completed, if it is still holding up today, and how the electricians protected your home and property while working.

If the company doesn't want to provide you with references, move on ASAP.

3. Don't Forget the Technical Stuff

When you're looking for an electrician, you also need to be certain that they're licensed. Even if it's not required where you live, licensed electricians will certainly have more skill -- and likely better customer service options -- than unlicensed ones.

You also need to be certain that the company has insurance. If one of the electricians get injured on the job, you don't want to end up footing the bill.

Finally, be sure the electrician is on call 24/7 in case of an emergency.

4. Get a Quote

The final entry on our list of the top electrician tips?

Make sure to get a free quote so that you'll have a better understanding of how much the services will likely cost.

Ask if the quote includes labor and materials, and understand the factors that could cause the quote to fluctuate.

Hiring Electricians Doesn't Have to Be a Chore

We hope this post has helped you to learn more about the process of hiring electricians to work on your home, your commercial building, and even within your industrial space.

Looking for experienced electricians that you can trust to get the job done right the first time?

If so, we invite you to check out our work gallery to see what we can do.

From installing lighting fixtures to repairing/renovating your entire electrical system, reach out to us to get what you need.

Receive your FREE quote and see what Advantage Electric can do for you.

Trust our team to do the job right the first time. We’re also on call 24/7 for any emergencies. You can call us 905-520-2233 or book an appointment here

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