Still Looking For an Electrician Near You?
If you have an electrical problem in your home, don’t try to fix it yourself. Electrical work is complicated and should be done by a licensed professional. Today’s homes are smarter than ever before, so choose an electrician who is specially trained and is licensed. Ask who will be doing the work and if that person is also specially trained.
Carefully research the electrician you choose to work in your home and above all make sure that they are licensed, bonded and insured. Also, listen to your better judgment. Sometimes it literally pays to follow your gut.
Research... Right Now!
Search Google for electricians near you. Go to their website. Take a look at the services they provide. Do they specialize in any one thing? Many electricians do. So be sure that they are a good fit for the type of electrical work you need to get done.
Go to the State Contractors Board online to see if they are licensed, insured and bonded. Also, check with your local building authorities to see if there have been any complaints filed against them. This will ensure that if anything goes wrong you are covered. Ask about their warranty and how long does it last.
Neighbors and friends can be a good source of reference. Ask who they have used in the past and verify their credentials. Ask them if they are happy with the work the electrician did and if it was completed on time. Also, check the Better Business Bureau and their customer reviews.
Other online sources such as Google+ Local, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and Yelp can also help. They will have a list of recommended electricians near you.
Ask a Lot of Questions
Ask questions. A quality electrician will be happy to answer all your questions. If not, move on. Some questions to ask are:
- Are you and your staff licensed, bonded and insured?
- Will you or someone else be doing the work?
- Ask for references.
- How much will it cost?
- Do you offer a warranty and for how long?
Call the references they have provided, if any. Ask them if they would use the same electrician again.
A reputable electrical contractor will provide you with a detailed estimate for the work you need to get done. Some high-quality electricians will provide you with a written guarantee as well as a written estimate.
Some even offer satisfaction guarantees to ensure the job is properly done according to city code and building standards. This is important so there won’t be any surprises at the end of the job.
You should gather at least three to five quotes, but don’t go with the cheapest one. Compare prices as well as experience. Above all, don’t go with the lowest estimate. If it is too good to be true, it probably is. It is better to focus on their experience and training rather than their quote.
Cost is important but so is the timeframe. A high-quality contractor will guarantee same day service as well as a timely repair, so you can get back to your normal routine. Quality electricians will offer 24/7 emergency service for when you need help right away.
Call Elite Electric & Air in Port St. Lucie, FL the next time you need electrical work in your home. They will be more than happy to discuss your issue and to answer all of your questions.