You want a good electrical contractor, not a good salesman. It is hard to tell the difference. Follow these suggestions and separate the salesmen from the handymen.
Call the BBB to determine if the electrician has any unresolved disputes against them. If they do, try find out what is was for. If they have anything, pending against them it’s perhaps not someone you want to do business with although sometimes persons place unfair claims against electrical contractors.
Hire an electrical contractor who you think will meet all your expectations. Conduct a market research and create a clear outline for your entire work process. You need to know all the materials required for the work and the whole process till the day of completion.
Check if the electrical contractor has enough workers in his team. If your job is substantially big, it might need many workers to be constantly working on it. If the electrical contractor has a large team, he can get the job done faster.
Ensure that your electrical contractors are insured. There are a variety of coverages. Make sure your electrical contractor will get insurance appropriate for the job so that the possible emergencies will be handled by the insurance electrician. If the insurance does not cover accidents that happen at your work site you will be stuck paying for those as well.
Once your job is completed, don’t just depend on yours or the electrical contractor’s judgment and release the payment. Hire an inspector who can professionally inspect the work on your behalf. A good electrical contractor will not be hurt by such an inspection, but on the other hand, if he has done a good job, he should feel proud about it and be confident that his work shall pass all inspections.
If you have a written conversation with your electrical contractor by means of messaging or emails makes sure that you save them. This conversation will assist you a lot in the future in case of any conflict with your electrical contractor.
Contractors are notorious for inflating their own abilities and making unrealistic promises concerning both time and price. If the timeline you receive seems unrealistic but the electrical contractor is insistent, you should trust your gut. Ask additional questions and work for a schedule that seems reasonable. If you are unable to do so, seek a different electrical contractor.
After interviewing any electrical contractor, make a pros and cons list. The electrical contractor with many pros than the others is definitely the one for the job. Let the pros not be the only factor that you use to select to electrical contractor, adequate research is also necessary.