What Questions Should I Be Asking My Electrical Contractor?

What Questions Should I Be Asking My Electrical Contractor?

Be sure you are asking your electrical contractor the following questions!

Even if you completely trust your electrical contractor, there is still a list of questions you should ask before and during your electrical project. It’s essential that you protect your property and investments by having all the answers to any questions that have come to mind. If you need help getting started, review this guide of questions you should remember to ask your electrical contractor.

Are You Insured and Bonded?

It’s important to work with electrical contractors that are licensed and bonded. This will ensure that you are dealing with a reputable professional that can offer some form of guarantee of their work. It’s also essential that professionals adhere to relevant codes.

How Much Experience Do You Have?

In many cases, electrical contractors find more issues than the ones they were working on when they first signed on and assessed your project. Working with someone that has experience will give them the knowledge to be able to recognize red flags and other unique scenarios. Experienced contractors also make fewer mistakes which ultimately leads to a higher quality finished job.  

May I See Your References?

If you didn’t find your electrical contractor through a family member or friend, then it would be a great idea to ask if they can offer you their references. This will give you an idea of the quality of work they’ve already completed for other clients.

How Long Will It Take to Finish the Project?

Don’t be afraid to initiate open communication with your contractor. Ask for a timeline for the project so that you’ll be able to schedule your life around the work. An experienced and reputable contractor will give you a reasonable estimate for the timeline as well as their contact information in case you have questions while the work is being completed.  

What Are Your Specialties?

Every electrical project comes with its own set of specialized needs. Choosing an electrical contractor that has qualities more closely associated with your project will help ensure that the outcome you expected will be the outcome you receive. These specializations can include anything from conduit work to LED lighting, medium voltage, or design build.


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