5 Tips for How to Choose an Electrician for Your Home

Initially, choosing an electrician may seem like a straightforward task. But, being sure that your electrician is licensed and insured is incredibly important. You don’t want ANYONE who isn’t 100% prepared to work on your home’s electrical. Electricity, as we all know, is dangerous and that’s why hiring only skilled professionals matters. Let’s look at 5 things you should be mindful of when choosing an electrician. 

Tip 1: Only hire licensed, bonded, and insured electricians 

This means that should something go wrong at your home during a job. You don’t have to stress about it or incur unexpected costs. This also means that anyone working at your home should have the proper training. We included this one first because it’s crucial. Without this, you may find electrical work stressful and costly. 

Tip 2: Consider the timeframe

Depending on the severity or size of your job may determine who you end up hiring to do the work. Typically more qualified professionals can help you on the same day should you need it. For example, Miller’s Services offers 24/7 service so that should you need emergency help, we’re there for you. Less qualified electricians may not be able to provide this for you and may even make you wait before completing services. Another thing is that qualified experts are likely to complete the work in a more timely fashion. They know what they’re doing and have the right tools to get the job done more efficiently. 

Tip 3: Check their reputation

Typically companies have several places where you can find reviews about their business. Checking Google and Facebook for past customers’ thoughts can be extremely telling. Customers don’t lie and they’re often not afraid, to tell the truth, so you’ll know you’re getting an honest evaluation of the company. If reviews are hard to find, that may be a sign that the company isn’t very reputable. 

Tip 4: Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Don’t be afraid to ask your potential hires questions about themselves and their business. Asking about their experience, qualifications, and certifications is okay. You have a right to know who you’re about to hire. Plus, qualified professionals should be proud to share their expertise. If you find your potential electrician is hiding answers, it may mean they don’t have much good information to share. 

Tip 5: Pay attention to communication and attitude

An electrician worth hiring should be true to their word. This means they communicate openly with you about scheduling and pricing. They should show up on time for estimates and jobs ready to work and be aware of the situation. They should be honest and open about what’s going on and who’s working with them to complete the job. They should be respectful of your property and your comfort with them in your home. Anyone late, disrespectful, or shady shouldn’t be the person you hire. 

Hopefully, these tips have helped bring SOME of the things you should watch for when hiring an electrician to light. Of course, there are other things to be mindful of, but these are some of the key ones. We want to remind you that Miller’s Services is here for you. Our electrical team is experienced, qualified, and eager to work with you on your next project. To learn more about our electrical services, visit our website https://www.millers-va.com/electrical/. For questions, you can call (804) 758-4314.

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