Things to Look For in an Electrician

Choosing a new electrician can be a difficult process, even with today's online searches and reviews. To help make your decision easier, we've collected the top five things to watch for when hiring a contractor for the best electrical repair.

1. Certification and insurance: It's a good idea to make sure a worker is licensed and certified for the kind of work you need, in your local area. Also look to see if they are insured! This is important for two reasons. First, you want to make sure the contractor has experience in repairs as well as necessary building codes in your location. Second, this is a great way to weed out any potential frauds. Plus, if something goes wrong the insurance will typically cover you, too.

2. Specialization in your project: Electricians may have various specializations. Ask about what their training is in and if a technician is available with particular experience in your current project. This is especially helpful for repairs, when knowledge of a particular brand or device can be very useful for pinpointing the problem.

3. Service guarantees: It's also a good idea to look for service guarantees. Some guarantees apply to repairs, which promise free repairs if something else goes wrong soon after the first visit. Other guarantees are about the quality of service – such as when electricians will show up, or what sort of estimates they offer.

4. Upfront Pricing: Speaking of pricing, the best and most confident electricians often offer upfront pricing. This saves you money and shows that the contractor knows how to treat customers – two very important things!

Looking for a great electrician with reasonable prices? Visit Ragsdale and see if our services can help you out with your next electrical project.

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