What Should I Look For in an Electrician?
Electrical problems in your home can pose a fire risk, no matter how minor they may seem. If you have a breaker that keeps flipping or an outlet that feels warm to the touch, it’s important to get this problem checked out by a professional as quickly as possible.
When choosing an electrician, there are some different factors to consider to ensure you get prompt and high-quality service. Learn about a few of the qualities you should look for in an electrician.
Licensing and Insurance
This is by far the most important factor to consider when hiring an electrician to work in your home. An electrician who isn’t licensed may not have the necessary training to perform the work you’re hiring them for. And an electrician who isn’t insured could essentially be judgment-proof if the work they perform causes damage in some way, leaving you with little legal or financial recourse.
However, having a licensed and insured electrician can provide you with peace of mind. You’ll be protected from being sued if the electrician or a member of their staff is injured on your property, and you can rest assured that the electrician has been trained and educated to perform the work you need.
The more experience your electrician has, the more likely they are to have encountered the issues you’re dealing with—and know how to solve them. Although lack of experience doesn’t need to be a dealbreaker if your electrician is otherwise trained and qualified, the level of experience can be a good way to sort out the best candidates from those who are merely good.
Ratings and Recommendations
Your electrician should have positive ratings, and the more detailed, the better. When you read ratings and reviews, look for information on the electrician’s reliability, communication, speed, and cost. Although not all recommendations may be 100% reliable (as some are written by those who have had an especially good or especially bad experience), they can give you some idea of what to expect.
If the Bradenton electrician you’re considering doesn’t have any online ratings or reviews, you may want to ask him or her for the names of a few former clients who could provide a recommendation. And if you’re still in the browsing process, consider asking trusted friends or acquaintances if they have any recommendations.
Electric work can often be urgent in nature, so it’s important to have an electrician who will show up when expected. Many Tampa electricians offer guaranteed same-day service, so this is something to consider when hiring an electrician, especially if your work does fall in the urgent category.
The saying “you get what you pay for” can often be apt when it comes to contractors; a suspiciously inexpensive electrician could be a red flag indicating shoddy work. However, you also don’t want to overpay for electrical work if you can help it. Reading ratings and reviews can give you a better idea of where your electrician falls in the pricing spectrum.
If you’re ready to begin your electrician search, look no further than Luminous Electric. Our licensed and insured electricians have decades of experience in tackling a wide variety of electrical issues. Give us a call today or visit our website to schedule your appointment.
The electricians at Luminous Electric are ready and available to provide service. We have locations in Bradenton, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. Get in touch with us today.