When you hire an electrician, you need to make sure it’s someone you can trust. You are inviting this person into your home or business and may even need them to do work when you’re not present. A professional, licensed, and insured electrician should be the only one you choose.
How do you find the right electrician you can trust? A lot of research must go into the process. There are various places you can look for recommendations and reviews. Your first point of contact should be your friends and family members. If they have an electrician they trust, maybe you can try them out as well. Your friends and family should be the first place to look when it comes to finding a friendly electrician.
The next place to look is on the internet. Everyone has a website these days. You can easily find a large number of electricians just by typing in the word “electrician” into Google. But how do you sift through all your choices? You’ll want to visit their website to see if they look professional and to see if they offer the services you need to be performed. If they pass the initial test, the next step is to check out their Google and Yelp reviews. When visiting their Google or Yelp pages, if you see a lot of negative reviews, you may want to cross that electrician off the list. A lot of negative reviews can mean bad news. Choosing a well-reviewed electrician means you might have found someone you can trust.
After you have narrowed down the list, you’ll want to make sure the electricians you have chosen have all the proper paperwork, such as licenses and insurance. This is important because if something were to go wrong on the job, you want to make sure you are covered.
Finally, start contacting the electricians who have made it to the list. Ask them detailed questions about the job you need done and be sure to get a quote. A professional should be able to quote out a simple job on the phone but they might have to do a site visit for more complex jobs.
Once you find the best electrician for you, you will have a person to turn to when the surprise electrical jobs pop up. You should then feel safe knowing you have someone you can rely on.
Whether you want to install a new light fixture, a new electrical panel/circuit breaker box, or re-wire your entire house, Elcon Electric provides a complete range of electrician services.