6 Questions to Ask a Residential Electrician
Date Posted: 05/09/16
Author: Volt Pro Electric
There is no worse thing than finding yourself in an emergency situation and in need of a quality electrician. However, before you accept the first price quote that comes your way, it's important to make sure you're not doing more harm than good by not doing your due diligence. Here are six questions you to ask.
Questions to Ask a Residential Electrician
1. What is included in your estimate?
Be sure to discuss incidentals in addtion to pricing structure. Things like repairing drywall that has been affected by the electrical work will most likely be your responsiblity.
2. If a permit is needed, will you tell me and who will obtain it?
Common standards are that an electrician will pull a permit, if needed. Permits will ensure the electrical work will be checked by a city inspector.
3. Do you have up-to-date licensing?
Most states requires that electrician are licensed. There are two levels: master electrician and journyman. A master is licensed both in design and installation, and a journeyman is licensed for installation only.
4. Do you have proper insurance coverage?
Most of the times an electrical job has a high liability, as such, electrical contractors should carry at least $500,000 in liability and workers' compensation insurance.
5. What kind of work do you do most?
Like many contractors, electricians often specialize in one area or another. Though, there are many who are proficient in many areas. It may be helpful to know if they specialize in remodels as opposed to new construction.
6. Do you guarantee your work and for how long?
Any reputable electrician will offer a complete guarantee of their work for at least a year and sometimes longer.
A trusted electrician is a valuable member of your household maintenance team. You want someone you can trust to know what he or she is doing and if things go awry, you'll be covered. Ideally, the electrician you hire now will be a good source to call for emergencies and other projects down the road, and vica versa.
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