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Things You Should Do While Hiring an Electrician

Dec 9th 2015 at 10:06 PM

Do you have an electrical repair to take care of? Are you thinking of remodeling your home or office? Will you do it yourself or go for a professional electrician service? If you’re opting for professional service, then which one should you go for? There are a lot of local and online service providers in the market that claim to offer the best services at the best prices. But, before making a choice, you have to be sure about the reliability, trustworthiness and quality of their services in order to avoid serious problems.

Following are some tips which both home and business owners should follow to have a pleasant experience.

1. Check the license

It is always advised to check the license of an electrician before he starts the repair work. It may not be a big deal, but not doing so can cost you big money. Unlicensed servicemen are not equipped with proper knowledge, training and even the right tools to fix a problem, which can be a reason for further damages. But still, people prefer to choose them for the sake of saving a few pennies.

2. Enquire about his work experience

It is good to ask an electrician about the work he has done in the past and from how long he has been doing it. Doing so will assure you of reliable and quality work. The new online home service startups generally hire servicemen with good work experience, but there is nothing wrong in enquiring about the same.

3. Check online reviews

The advice of real users is the best review you can get about a service. Check customer testimonials, forums and comments to know about a serviceman’s history. A single comment can help you make the right choice regarding the rates, serviceman or any other offer on the service.

4. Prepare a checklist

A written checklist will help you take some effective decisions necessary to complete the project efficiently.

• Ask for more than one estimates for the job.
• Check online reviews and complaints history of the electrician or his company.
• Request a list of helpers to be used for the job.
• Go for a written contract with the contractor.
• Read the entire contract in detail and understand its terms and conditions.
• Keep copies of all the documents.
• Purchase the material and every required material through the contractors.
• Ask them to draw a blueprint or write down the plans of the entire project.
• Check on the progress of work on a regular basis.

5. And lastly, know the electrician’s real concern for the project

It is very important to know how well the electrician has understood the problem or your requirement. Know how confident he is about the solutions. Know if he needs some other assistance to solve the issue. In short, know whether he really wants to take up your project or not.

We hope these checkpoints will help you find the right electrician and take other precautionary measures that are important for small as well as big repair projects.

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