Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring An Electrical Contractor

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Very often the role of an electrical contractor is underestimated during construction, home repair, or remodeling. However, an electrician’s job involves more than pulling wires and fixing circuits. A skilled professional efficiently distributes electric connections throughout your home based on your needs while maintaining safety standards.

Unfortunately, finding a dependable contractor with the right experience can be tricky especially if you don’t know much about wiring and electrical connections. The last thing you need is damage from short circuits after spending thousands of dollars on your home project. To make sure this never happens to you, here’s a list of the top five things to look for in an electrical contractor.

1. Licensing credentials.

It takes electricians and other tradesmen years of experience to qualify for state licensing tests. Certifications from these tests testify to a professional’s credibility and assure their accountability to customers.

2. Proper insurance.

Don't risk your home or property to a business that doesn't carry required insurance, including liability and workman's compensation. Ask to see proof of these insurances before agreeing to avail of any services.

3. Recommendations.

Professional electrical contractors have practical knowledge and experience which translates into beautiful and tidy work. Years of doing a stellar job lead to multiple recommendations from satisfied customers. So, do a bit of research by asking your neighbors and checking online ratings of the electrician you plan on hiring.

4. Professional demeanor.

First impressions go a long way to developing lifelong customers. Many professional tradesmen take pride in their industry and are happy to show it. However, you need to check if they present themselves and their trade professionally. Take note of this before making a final decision.

5. Effective communicator.

Expect to know when your electrician will arrive for an appointment, what the problems and solutions are, what the cost for the service will be, what the detailed proposal to review will look like, when’s the start date and end date, and what the payment terms are. An experienced electrician should easily provide these and other details for your project in advance to help you make an informed decision.

If you’re looking for a professional electrical contractor for residential or commercial services across Charlotte, Myers Park, Eastover, Ballantyne, Plaza Midwood, Wesley Heights, Arboretum, reach out to Ewing Electric Co.

We are prompt, courteous, and innovative with electrical solutions and we work hard to please our clients and make them our customers for life. If you need light fixture repairs, advice on the latest LED technology, and outdoor landscape lighting, we have just what you need.

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