It can be stressful to hire a complete stranger to come do work in your home. How do you know if you are paying the right price or if they are trying to scam you? Is the quality of work matching up to the price points. How do I know if it’s a professional and reliable company? We have compiled a list for you on the top 5 qualities and requirements you should look for in an electrician.
Licensed & Insured Electrician
The number one factor you need to look for when hiring an electrician is that they are licensed. A license means that the electrician has gone through the required courses and practical work. Not only does this ensure you that they can do the job correctly but safely. If you have a specific type of job that needs to be done, do some research on their license and make sure it covers the type of work you need done. There are particular licenses that have restrictions you should be aware; research is knowledge. Insurance is also a big factor when choosing an electrician. You need to make sure the electrician carries all the necessary insurances prior to starting any work in your home. Ask to see their current policies to make sure that it is not expired.
Good Value for Your Money
Quotes are power when looking to hire an electrician. It’s a good idea to get at least 3 quotes. It’s important to be very specific when getting a quote, detailing the exact work, fittings, and materials that you need. Ask for a quote with a breakdown of prices from your prospect electricians, this makes it much easier to compare between electricians. Tip: Do not base your choice solely on choice, there are many other things to consider when looking for an electrician.
Qualifications & Experience
Electricians have many different qualifications, experiences and some accreditations that set them apart. If you want the highest standard of service and safety look for a Master Electrician. By choosing a master electrician with at least 3 years of experience, you will be guaranteed a 12-month warranty on workmanship. As the price of electricity goes up the demand for energy efficient electricians has also risen.
When trying to find the right electrician, recommendations from a trusted source can be a gamechanger. Knowing that they had a positive experience with the work and service provided by an electrician is a great endorsement. If you don’t have any recommendations from peers, look up the electrician online or ask them personally about reviews.
Professional & Communicative
When it comes to having work done in your home you want to work with someone who is both professional and neat. Communication is key in choosing any electrician, take notice in arrival times, calling ahead, and confidence in their abilities. It’s important to have the feeling of understanding between you and your electrician, cancelling out any chance of miscommunication during your project. Professional dress and a positive attitude will reflect in the level of work the electrician provides their clients.
Checklist for choosing the right electrician
Before making your final decision in hiring an electrician, go through this checklist and see if your choice matches up to what you’re looking for.
1. Are they licensed?
2. Are they insured?
3. Is their quote fair?
4. Is their quote competitive?
5. Were they recommended to you by peers?
6. Do they have reviews or references?
7. Do they have a good attitude?
8. Do they have a professional appearance?
If yes, then you found yourself an electrician. JP Electrical offers residential electric services and commercial electrical services. Call us today at 801-386-7331 for more information or to schedule a electric service!