7 Questions You Should Always Ask ... Your Electrician / Installer
Believe it or not, there are a number of people who don't think it's important to double check the companies they're involved with. Thankfully, there's an easy way to determine your electrician/installer choice. Here's a list of the questions you should be asking.
"Are you a licensed installer/electrician?"
If you’re paying someone to implement something on your property, make sure they are licensed. It's a good way to see if they actually know what they’re doing, and it will save you money to have the job done correctly the first time.
"Will this be a permanent solution?"
Installations are usually a one time deal, while other electric work is extensive. If your electrician says they have a “permanent solution” for an electrical issue that actually requires annual upkeep, go with a different electrician.
"How long will it take to install?"
Having a time frame between you and your installer is important for multiple reasons. Knowing how long a project will take sets up boundaries for you and the contractor. You'll also know when the project will be finished, and the contractor will have a completion deadline to stick to.
"Does this project need a permit?"
Your technician should be able to answer this question. If not, one of you needs to find out. Make sure everything is being done legally so nothing sneaks up on you in the future.
"Is there anything I should know about the installation?"
You should definitely be made aware of the alterations that may occur during any installation process. Likewise, your installer should be informed on the nitty gritty of what you need and expect. This type of communication is vital to both the contractor and client for project satisfaction.
"How many times have you done this type of job?"
The answer to this question shouldn’t determine if you change contractors or not. Your installer / electrician should be fully trained and educated on the subject, even if it’s they’re first time. Proceeding to make sure they are knowledgeable on what they’re doing would be the only factor in hiring someone else.
"Will you be able to fix problems that pop-up after the installation?"
Find a reliable contractor. They should be willing to give you their personal contact information so they can respond to any issues that come up. If you have to go through piles of phone numbers and wait times to get help from the company you chose, find a different one.
We Are More works on all type of jobs, so we've had the experience of answering these important questions. Commercial and residential electrical installations are our specialty. If needed, we'd be more than happy to set you up with the perfect technician for your next project. Let us know how we can help!
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Samara Towers does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.