Are you planning to invest in electrical re-wiring in your home? Do you have an electrical appliance that needs urgent fixing?
It’s very important to choose an experienced electrical contractor who is well suited for the job.
So here are a few questions to ask an electrical contractor before hiring them:
Do you have references from previous clients?
Knowing what other customers are saying about the electrical contractor in Durham is important. Good contractors will have a long client base in Durham NC. Don’t be afraid to ask the contractor to give you contact details of previous clients. You need to contact some of the customers and find out if they would recommend the same expert for a second job. Ask about factors such as customer service and level of professionalism.
Can you provide a proposal?
It’s important to ask the electrician to provide you with a proposal beforehand. This is especially vital if the electrical contractor will be handling a major job like re-wiring. A proposal and estimate help you to plan the budget and duration beforehand. Ask them to let you know the estimated rate so that you can plan ahead of time.
How long will it take for the work to be done?
Electrical contractors who are well versed with what they do will tell you the average time period it would take them to complete the task at hand. Some electrical assignments can be hard to estimate how long they will take to complete because of issues that arise along the way. If you will be paying the contractor on an hourly rate, it’s good to know how long it will take.
Are you licensed and insured?
It’s important to hire an electrical contractor who is licensed in your state. It shows that they are qualified to offer you the specific service you are seeking. It’s risky to have a contractor who is not adequately insured in your property. You can end up paying for damages or having your insurance cover nullified if you hired unlicensed contractors.
How long have you been offering this service?
It’s better to work with electrical contractors with experience. Find out how long the contractor has been doing the specific assignment you want done. A skilled and experienced contractor will offer you a fast and reliable service. You don’t want to handle the challenges that come when you hire novice electricians.
Miller and Miller electricians are skilled, licensed and insured. We provide first-rate electrical installation, repair and maintenance services in Durham, Raleigh, and beyond.
Call us to learn more! 919-676-9292
Updated version of post published June 2016.