Electrical work doesn’t have room for error, regardless of it being a simple repair or a more complex installation. Even the most simple of jobs require vast knowledge of electrical systems, and failure to follow the proper procedures could cause severe problems, possibly even burning down your business. This is why people will hire an electrical contractor to handle these tricky jobs.
There are many contractors out there these days, and they all promise to be the most dependable. But we know this can’t be true. So how can you be sure who to hire? Here are some questions you can ask your electrical contractor to see if they’re worth hiring.
Are You Licensed?
This may come off as a given, but only licensed professionals should be trusted with your business. If you trust your business to an unlicensed electrical contractor, you risk severe damage to your business. Contractors who can hold on to their licensing demonstrate a level of competence that you hope to see in a professional. It means they’ve gone through training and testing that proves they know how to get the job done.
Are You Insured?
Insurance is a must. This should be non-negotiable. Having an insured electrical contractor work for you means that you are protected if something goes wrong on the job. If you go with an unlicensed company, you will have to pay for any damages that take place if they make a mistake, including injuries to any workers on-site.
How Will You Get The Job Done?
Professional electrical companies have procedures put in place for how they will complete different jobs. When you ask this question, they should be able to tell you, step by step, how the job will be done. This will also tell you how their work will impact your business while the job is being completed so that you can make adjustments accordingly.
When Will You Perform The Job?
There’s only one good answer to this question, and the answer is: “Whenever you want us to work.” Any electrical contractor should be ready to work on a schedule that suits your needs. This will help your business run more smoothly while the project is being finished. See if they can work weekends or overnight so that they don’t interfere with work during the day. Your electrical contractor should be able to work on as non-intrusive a schedule as possible.
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