Electrical systems are both important and potentially dangerous. Disruptions to your electrical service can disrupt your day, but improper repairs can be a huge hassle and safety concern too. When you need electrical work done, it’s wise to choose the best electrical contractor, to ensure the work is done properly.
But, how do you choose a quality electrician? Here are our tips to help you choose the best electrical contractor.
Of course, all electricians should be licensed and insured. However, you’d be surprised to discover exactly how many do not have a license, have let their license expire, or do not have enough insurance. Remember, insurance isn’t just to protect them; it’s also to protect you. You could be liable for electrical accidents if your electrician does not have proper coverage.
Few electricians offer guarantees. However, there are some electricians who can offer guarantees, because they have the experience and skill to complete every job they take on to high standards. The best electricians know that by communicating with you, establishing expectations, and listening to your concerns, they can guarantee you’ll be happy with their work.
Experience is important, but not all experience is equal. Some electrical companies have experience disappointing people and making mistakes. In the end, the company’s track record is more important than the number of years they have been in business (although, very low numbers may be a concern).
Consider if the electrician does the job as quickly as they say they will, if they add new charges to quotes that have already been agreed upon (without very good reason) or leave a mess when they leave the work site. All of these are red flags that the electrician isn’t the best.
The best electricians care about how credible and honest they are and appear to be. They therefore, take the time to explain any problems with your electrical system, and what needs to be done to get it working or get your new electrical device installed. They also offer a complete and accurate quote up-front, before any work begins. They’re honest because that protects their credibility and helps customers better understand their electrical system.
At Lloyd’s Electric, we always have your safety and best interests at heart. For all of your electrical needs, contact us today.