The Electrical Contractors in Texas
Just follow the simple steps below and you will be well on your way to hiring a good electrical contractor.
STEP ONE: Electrical contractors must be licensed and insured. They should be willing to let you know their individual license number. Also, make sure that they have workers’ compensation and general liability insurance. It is very important that you keep in mind the dangers of hiring an uninsured electrical contractor. You could easily be held accountable for any injuries or damages that occur while on your property.
STEP TWO: Check references. Don’t be shy to ask for and check their references. You want to make sure that the company has a good reputation.
STEP THREE: Some of the more reputable electrical contractors insist all of their electricians are regularly background checked and drug tested. This is a good indication that the electrician is professional and safety conscious.
STEP FOUR: Look out for the following when that electrician comes to your door for the first job: A good electrician will have business cards with their company name, telephone number, and license number printed on it. A good electrician will never start a job without getting the appropriate permits. If you don’t acquire permits and something goes wrong, your insurance company will investigate to make sure that the required permits were in place. If not, you may not be covered. A good electrician will always call you back within 24 hours or less, to provide a written estimate outlining all labor and materials, and give you deadline on the quote as well. In case of unexpected work needing to be done, a good contractor will provide a new quote so that you know all new costs before commencing.
An electrician should always listen to what you want to have done, and then make recommendations based on their expert opinion. A good electrician will consider all of the extra things that you might not think about, explain them, and give you options on which direction you want to go. Electricians should install parts that are designed for long-term use and wear. Any time you have electrical work done, you should also keep in mind the resale value. Top quality electrical materials will add to the value of your home/office, and will insure a passing inspection report before you sell.
STEP FIVE: Be sure that you have estimated enough time for the work to be completed. Be sure that all correct permits are in hand and posted appropriately.