Finding a good electrician in Turrella who knows what they are doing requires a great deal of legwork, especially if you’re hoping to find an honest one. A lot of people in need of an electrician simply open up the phonebook and pick a number at random. This can be a costly and time-consuming mistake.
Feedback is key and I can’t stress this enough. Ask your co-workers, your best friend, or your aunt, uncle, cousin, or parents. Chances are that they’ve had to call on an electrician to fix something around the house, either major or minor. It’s highly unlikely that they’ll refer you to a bad electrician unless they absolutely despise you.
Get feedback from other sources too. You can do this by going online and checking the customer feedback from the electrician’s website. If they don’t have a website you’re in luck. The printed yellow pages don’t have a way to rate companies but the online yellow pages do. Look for a list of electricians and check for a star rating. There are usually five stars for each business. Plus, there is also a comment section too. So if the electrician did something wrong to a client, chances are that the client will post a comment about their horrific experience. At the same time, if the service provided is a positive one you’ll know it too.
Make sure that the electrician is licensed, bonded and insured. Electrical work is a very delicate process and it requires a great deal of expertise. A licensed electrician guarantees that the work will be done well and professionally. The insurance ensures that damages and repair costs are covered. It will even cover the medical costs of the electrician in the event they are injured on the job. This way you won’t have to end up selling your car or your home to cover the electrician’s medical expenses.
Interview a potential candidate as if they were applying for a job in your company. You don’t have to be knowledgeable about electrical work. But you’ll be able to tell right away if they are or not. Ask them about the type of wiring materials they intend to use and which ones last the longest. If the electrician is unsure or seems to wonder off in thought then chances are he’s not the right person for the job.
The best way to guarantee that you don’t get conned into paying for a job is by stating on a job proposal how the payment arrangement will work. Make sure they sign it as this will be a binding document which they must adhere to. Don’t agree to pay anything beyond ten percent for the labour costs. A lot of people make the mistake of giving the electrician half the payment before any actual work begins and this could ultimately cause the electrician to run off with your money without actually finishing the work.
It’s up to you to do all the fact-finding and investigating to guarantee you get an electrician you can be satisfied with.