Admit it, you tried a DIY project and it’s now time to wave the white flag and hire a professional. We get it, but there are 5 questions you should ask prior to hiring an electrician to complete your project.
1.What Is Their Experience Level?
Before hiring an electrician, be sure to ask about their experience. How long have they been in business? What kinds of projects do they typically work on? Are they more experienced with residential or commercial, and based on that response, do they have experience with the type of project you’re looking to have completed?
Asking about an electrician’s experience will help you gauge whether they’re the right person for the job. Make sure the electrician has the experience necessary to complete your project.
2. Are They Licensed?
It goes without saying but there are so many risks associated with hiring an unlicensed electrician to perform work on your home or business. Licensed electricians will have the proper training and knowledge to do the job right.
In addition, an insured electrician will have coverage in the case of injuries or damage that may occur while working on your project. They will also be up-to-date on the latest codes and safety standards.
3. How Much Will The Job Cost?
Get an estimate for the project to ensure it is within your budget. Most electricians offer estimates at no cost to you.
What is their hourly rate? How many hours do they think the job will take? Do they charge a flat rate or by the job? It’s important to ask these questions upfront so there are no surprises later on. We recommend getting at least three estimates from three different electricians before hiring someone for a job.
4. Do They Offer A Warranty?
Be sure to ask if they offer a warranty. This will ensure that you are protected if something goes wrong with the work they have done.
If their work is covered by a warranty, it tells you that they stand behind their quality of work. It also eliminates any stress of additional costs after the service. Be sure to ask about the length of the warranty or guarantee, as well as what it covers.
5. Do They Have Examples of Their Work?
This includes both the quality of their work and their customer service. Ask to see pictures, references, and reviews. With this information, you can get a great idea of the electrician’s quality of work. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. A professional electrician will take the time to listen to your concerns. And they will professionally address them.
High West Electric is based in Denver, CO, and serves the entire metro area. Our customer service-based approach ensures that each client enjoys the process from installation to the end product – no matter the size of the job. Our goal is to be YOUR electrician and offer an experience that goes Beyond the Wires. We offer free estimates. Visit our website to learn more.