We’ve all been there: in need of a specific service for our home or business, and not totally sure where to begin. If you find yourself asking, “Where do I find quality electricians in my area?” know that we understand this dilemma, especially when it comes to electrical work. There are a lot of options out there and it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Luckily, our team at ALL Electric has put together a comprehensive list of what to look for in an electrician to make your search just a little bit easier.
What to Look For in An Electrician
License and Insurance
We started with the most important factor you’ll want to consider when choosing an electrician: whether they are licensed. Making sure the electricians you’ll be working with have an updated license that covers the specific type of work you need to be done is crucial in helping to ensure your project is done correctly…and safely!
Insurance goes hand-in-hand with licensing and is equally as significant, just in case there is any damage done during the project or any accidents that may occur. It doesn’t hurt to double check that your electrician’s insurance policies are up-to-date.
Experience and Qualifications
Electricians are not all cut from the same cloth, especially when it comes to additional years of experience or unique qualifications that can take your experience from okay to excellent servicing. Master Electricians, who have a guaranteed minimum of 3 years experience, will help ensure that you are making the correct choices when it comes to your electrical situation. Generally speaking, the more experience an electrician has, the more likely they will be able to efficiently and safely complete your project.
References or Recommendations
Heard from a friend, colleague or family about a great electrician that they have used and recommend? Don’t take tips like that for granted! Word of mouth is an excellent way to get the inside scoop about who might be best for the electrical work you need to be done. At ALL Electric, referral customers are some of our most valuable, as we take our reputation very seriously, so we feel that recommendations from a trusted source can be priceless when it comes to choosing the right electrician.
Once you have a solid recommendation, do a little leg work to follow up with them and get important details. Some great questions to consider asking are:
- How was the quality of the electrical work?
- How long did the project take? Was it completed on time?
- Did you receive an accurate estimated cost of service?
- How was communication throughout the project?
By asking your reference these types of questions, you will get yourself closer to finding an electrician that is right for your particular project.
Areas of Expertise
It’s common for electricians, especially Master Electricians, to specialize in certain fields – some may focus on only service calls, while others handle remodeling and construction projects. Each of these electrical projects comes with various techniques and skills needed to successfully evaluate the situation and provide custom service. The possibilities really are endless, so it’s important that you make sure your electrician has the experience needed to complete your project.
Check out their reviews on profiles such as Google My Business, Yelp, or Yellowpages!
Do they consistently get rave reviews? Are there any complaints? If so, how were the complaints handled? All of these can give you an idea of how electricians complete their projects and, if met with dissatisfaction, how they handle unhappy customers.
Find Electricians in My Area
At ALL Electric, we are proud to have provided superior electrical services in our community for more than 10 years. For questions about our services (or to become one of our many satisfied customers!), please contact us today to speak with our team.