5 Questions That You Must Ask Your Home Electrician Before Hire Them

Aug 05, 2020
5 Questions That You Must Ask Your Home Electrician Before Hire Them

Owning a house can be a very fun and rewarding adventure. There is a constant stream of little projects to large scale renovations to keep you busy if you choose, and many of these projects afford homeowners the opportunity to develop skills and learn a few things along the way. While many home improvement projects can be done on your own, there is one field in particular where you need to tread lightly. Working on your home’s electrical can be a risky endeavor, but thankfully there are many residential electrical services out there ready to help. As one of the premier electrical contractor teams in Vancouver Wireman Electric is here for you – no matter the size or scope of your project. Before hiring any Vancouver electrician, however, here are the five critical questions you need to ask.

Are You a Licensed Electrician?

If you are hiring an electrical contractor to work on your home, they need to be licensed. While this may seem like a no brainer, it is a crucial bit of information to get before fully committing to bringing a Vancouver electrician into your home. Be sure to get verification and see a copy of their certification before sending them loose on your wiring!

Do You Have Any References or Reviews?

In today’s world, you can answer this question by doing a bit of research online. Before hiring residential electrical services, check to see what type of projects they have completed in the past and what kind of reviews have been left online. If you are still wanting more, ask for references from the electrician or contractor company directly. You can even save yourself some hassle by asking friends, family, coworkers, etc. if they already have a local electrical contractor they would recommend.

What Kind of Insurance Do You Have?

As mentioned above, working on electricity in your home is arguably one of the riskier projects to tackle. That being the case, you need to make sure that whichever Vancouver electrician you hire is fully insured. While most projects will go off without a hitch, you will be able to rest easy knowing your contractor is well insured in case something were to go awry.

What Is Included in Your Quote?

Hidden fees and unexpected costs are the worst types of surprises when it comes to home projects, and you can save yourself a big headache by asking for clarification on your initial quote upfront. Ask for an itemized breakdown of parts and services, a thorough analysis of what work is going to be complete, and an hourly rate for the residential electrical services. Get this all in writing so you can crosscheck and reference throughout the project and upon its completion.

Does Your Service Come With a Warranty?

This should be a go-to question for any major expense. Most electricians will provide some type of labor warranty in case something pops up after they have left the worksite. Double-check with your electrical contractor to see what their warranty includes and how you will be protected after the project is complete.

Electrical repairs or renovations are no easy feat, and the best way to ensure satisfaction with the final product is to hire a trusted team of electricians to handle the project for you. You can start by asking the five questions above, or give our staff at Wireman Electric. The experts at Wireman have built our business on high quality and affordable electrical work, and we’re always eager for the next job. Give us a call today, ask those five questions above, and get moving on whatever electrical project you have in mind!

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