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When the time comes that you need to hire an electrician, make sure that you hire the right one. How? You should be asking these 5 questions and making sure their answers are up to par. If you don’t feel comfortable with their answers, don’t hesitate to look elsewhere.
5 Things to Ask a Potential Electrician
1. Are You Licensed and Insured?
Before you start any kind of project on your home, the most important thing to know is whether the person doing the work is licensed and insured. Why? Because if something goes wrong, like an electrical fault and burns your home down, your insurance company is going to ask who did the work. If that person is not licensed, then you will most likely not be covered.
2. How Long Have You Worked For?
Experience of the professional that you are choosing to work on your home is also very important. Having someone with experience on the job will save you unnecessary repairs down the road and might actually save you money on the current project.
3. Who’s Doing the Work?
You may have found the right company, they have experience and they are licensed and insured, but is the person you spoke to actually working on your job? Many companies will give out jobs to any of their electricians. You want to be sure that the person you talk to is the one who is actually performing the work that needs to be done.
4. When Will The Job be done?
One thing that people find most annoying is when a project takes too long. Make sure you ask for an estimate of the time it will take. This will help clear up any confusion when trying to perform other work on the home. The last thing you want to hear is “just a few more days” each week.
5. Is There a Warranty?
An electrician worth their salt will offer a warranty on both parts and labor. Make sure you inquire before they start, it will bring you peace of mind.
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