5 Questions to Ask an Electrician Before Hiring One
It’s very important to make sure any electrician you’re hiring is qualified for the job. You need to hire one that’s reliable, trustworthy, fully licensed, experienced and puts safety first. Here are five questions to consider asking an electrician before you hire them.
1. Are You Licensed, Bonded and Insured?
Any electrician you hire should be licensed, bonded and insured. A licensed electrician has the required training to work in the profession. Hiring a bonded electrician means you’re protected in case they don’t fulfill their obligations. When they have insurance, you’re protected if damage is caused to your home in the process of electrical work.
2. How Many Years of Experience Do You Have?
You should hire an electrician who has been in the industry for several years. Having many year of professional experience means they will be sufficiently knowledgeable to handle any situation that arises safely, efficiently and as quickly as possible.
3. Who Will Do the Work?
You’ll want to make sure the person supervising the work is a master electrician or a journeyman. If an apprentice or a helper is assisting, it’s important that this person plays a secondary role, with the master electrician or journeyman assuring the work is performed safely, competently and correctly. Asking who will do the work helps ensure the job is done to the highest standards of quality, workmanship and reliability.
4. Where I Can See Online Reviews Regarding Your Electrical Work?
Reliable online reviews can be a great resource for helping customers determine if a prospective electrician is honest, affordable, knowledgeable and dependable. Don’t be shy about asking where you can find online ratings and reviews. Or better yet, do a quick Google search on the electrician in question and see what reviews you find.
GVEC welcomes any prospective customer to check out our reviews on Google.
5. Will You Provide a Detailed Quote?
In addition to a detailed quote of the work to be performed, ask about any potential for additional costs being added to the original quote during the course of the work.
Asking for a detailed quote helps establish an expectation for service and gives you a greater understanding of what’s being done and why. By asking about the potential for additional charges beyond the quote, you can avoid “surprise” costs on the bill when the job is finished.
Trust GVEC for all Your Home Electrical Work
GVEC has been delivering high-quality professional electrician services to areas throughout South Central Texas since 2017. Homeowners in Gonzales, Schertz, Cuero, La Vernia, Cibolo, Moulton, New Braunfels, Seguin and other areas have come to depend us as an affordable, experienced option for electrical work.
Our team of fully licensed electricians brings many years of electrical knowhow to every job. We provide free quotes and explain each job in detail. After work begins, we’ll keep you informed through every step of the process and answer all your questions before, during and after completion.
Call us today at 888.590.7773 or fill out a contact form for more information.