Tips On Hiring A Reliable Electrician For Troubleshooting & Repair
Bad electrical repairs can put you at risk for house fires and electrical shock, so it's important to find a reliable electrician to do the work.
With rising costs of living today, sometimes you just want to take the first low estimate you get. Then, there are those electrical emergencies that leave you with little time to find someone reliable at the last minute.
The tips below from our Fairfield electricians will hopefully lead you to find a reliable electrician you can trust.
Choose Licensed and Insured Electricians Only
Here in Fairfield, CA, an electrician must go through a minimum of 720 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of supervised on-the-job experience. This training and on-the-job experience is required to get licensed.
No one should do electrical repairs if they're not licensed. It's not only dangerous to them but to the homeowner, friends, family, and the neighbors as well. Bad wiring repairs are a major cause of house fires. The trouble can start right away or years down the road.
Insurance protects you from accidental damages caused to your property. Otherwise, you're stuck with paying to fix the damage. Hiring a licensed and insured professional is the only way to go when it comes to electrical work.
Hire An Electrician Who's Appropriate For The Job
Ask the electricians you call about their experience with the specific work you need them to do. For instance, if you need to upgrade the service to your home or you need a whole house rewiring, you need to find someone qualified to do the work. Not all professionals have the skill and training to do this type of extensive work.
Don't Jump On The Low-Ball Price
The price for electrical work with vary depending on the type of work involved, the location, and the premises where the work is to be done. While you may get a great price, you may be hiring an electrician who doesn't have the experience to price the job right. If this is the case, they aren't experienced enough to do the work.
You may also get a low-ball price if the electrician hasn't been able to build a good enough reputation to keep their customers coming back. If this is the case, they may be desperate to drum up business.
Shooting somewhere in the middle between the highest and lowest estimate is what we recommend. Just keep in mind that a reliable electrician is worth a little extra dough.
Ask If They Offer Workmanship Warranties
Getting a workmanship warranty can put your mind at ease in case something ever happens with the work they did.
At Taurus Electrical Services, we offer a Lifetime Warranty on the work our electricians do for our customers in the Vacaville, and Fairfield, CA area. Many other companies do as well.