It’s the last warm day of the year – the perfect time to decorate for the holidays! Lights are strung, inflatables are set – time for the big reveal. You walk over to outlets, plug in cords, and…nothing. You attempt to reset circuit breakers, you try different outlets but nothing works. It’s time to call an Electrician, but how do you pick the right one for the job? Follow these tips to help in your search.
Is the Electrician or Company licensed, bonded and insured?
-Always look for electricians who are licensed, bonded and insured. Licensed Electricians are up to date on their knowledge of codes and safety compliance.
-Licensed Electricians have passed a state or local exam to show competency in their field.
-Insured Electricians have taken all the appropriate steps to make sure that their crew, and your safety is always a top priority.Should something happen, and insured Electrician will be able to take care of the issue(s) through their respective insurance company.
Is the Electrician or Company responsive, courteous, and clean?
-Do they answer the phone when you call?If not, how quickly do they return your phone call?
-Do they respond to emails?
-Do they listen to your needs and concerns when scheduling?
-Do they show up for the work on time?
-Do the Electricians look and act professional, courteous, and clean?
Does the Electrician have an “online” presence?
-Do they have a website, Facebook, etc.?
-Do they have a business page on Yelp? If so, do they have positive customer reviews?
-Are they an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau? What is their rating?
Do they have service vehicles and a staff of electricians?
-More established and well respected companies will have a staff and vehicles at their disposal
-The longer a company has been in business, the more “legitimate” their offerings will be
How much do they charge?
-When choosing an Electrician remember the lower the price doesn’t always mean it’s your best option
-Watch out for “Too Good To Be True” scenarios