Most problems with the electrical wiring in a house take a professional to handle. A certified Electrician (electrical contractor) needs to be consulted, so the problem is repaired correctly and to local codes. The city, county, and/or state where you live set the codes to make sure your house is safe to live in without electrical fires or other serious issues happening. Below are five simple tips to how to pick the right professional for the job.
Use Friends and Family As A Resource
Ask around to friends and family to see which professional they used to repair their electrical problems. Find out how satisfied they were with who they used and how well he handled the whole process. This is always the best place to start to find an Electrician. You can know which ones do and don’t turn out quality work.
Check Their Credentials
Be aware of the training, licenses, and insurance an electrical contractor is required to have in the state of Texas. You can learn more on these issues at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Be sure to ask potential electricians what credentials they have.
Get Multiple Price Quotes
Consult more than one Electrician for a written quote on your repairs. Make sure all the ones consulted include the same criteria in their quotes. This will ensure you get the best price for the work being done. In addition, ask if they have some past clients that you can question on their services. If they avoid this request, go elsewhere.
Do Not Apply For Permits
Do not fall for the electrical contractor telling you that you need to apply for the permits. This is a task they should do for their clients.
Get Clear About What Pricing Includes
Know whether the electrical contractor patches any holes that are made in the walls or if you will also need to hire someone to do this task. This way you are fully aware of what to expect and can be prepared if further work will be needed. Use these tips when searching for a electrician for your home or business. This will allow you to have your repairs performed safely and affordably. Electrical wiring is nothing to take lightly, so make sure you’re getting a contractor who is able to perform the task, and will charge you a fair rate.
If you’d like to speak more with a team member at Bryant Electric Service about having electrical work done, call our offices at: 512-402-8587.