Whether you’ve have a new home construction or need wiring done for an already-existing house, you are going to need the assistance of a licensed electrical contractor. Hiring a contractor to do the electrical work for your home or business should be done carefully. There are businesses out there that like to prey on unsuspecting consumers. The electrical work in your home has to meet state codes. To ensure that your family is safe in your home, you will need a reliable electrician to do the work. To avoid these fly-by-night companies, you should consider these four aspects before hiring a contractor.
Is the Company Licensed and Insured
One of the first things that you should look into when finding an electrical contractor is whether he is licensed, bonded and insured. Licensure is very important. Not only is it illegal to do electrical work without a license, it also shows that the contractor hasn’t be adequately trained and is irresponsible. Working on homes and businesses without a license is reckless. Then by having insurance, it protects the workers and the property from damages done during the job. This will prevent you from being responsible for the expenses.
Does the Contractor Have References
To help you find a reputable electrical contractor, you can ask each one for their references. This will allow you to speak with past customers. Use this opportunity to ask important questions about the character and professionalism of the contractor and his work. This will give you insight about an electrician before hiring them for the job. You should ask about any problems that emerged and the quality and timeliness of the work performed. Overall, you should know the satisfactory level of the references.
Guarantee and Pricing
The work that you have performed by the electrical contractor should come with a guarantee. Each company is different, so be sure to ask. For instance, you will find some that offer a warranty for the service provided. You will need to get the guarantee in writing. This should also include the project details, such as estimated time of completion and costs for the job. This is also known as a proposal.
The cost of the electrical services should be discussed before the job is started. It is best to shop around for quotes, so that you can find the best deal. The Internet is a great place to look around for estimations. You can also contact local companies that you find in the phonebook. Doing research will also help you figure out how much a project of your size should cost, so that you don’t end up getting ripped off.
When selecting an electrical contractor, don’t base it on price alone. You will need to consider all four of these aspects to ensure that you are getting a quality professional for the job. If you need to have electrical work done for your property, don’t hesitate to contact CA Green Remodeling today!