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Hiring an electrician can seem like daunting task with serious financial and safety risks but there are some simple and easy steps that you can take to ensure that you hire a quality electrician who will complete your project up to standard.
First things first, never consider hiring an electrician who is not licensed. Every qualified electrician must have a current state license as well as proof of insurance (for a standard residential electrician this should be for around $500,000 in liability insurance and workers' compensation coverage). Request to see a copy of it during the first estimate inspection as this will be able to offer you a level of certainly that they are at least well versed in safety standards and techniques.
Additionally it is highly advised that as a potential client you ask for references from previous jobs similar to the one you are considering hiring them for as this will give you a good basis for understanding their work ethic and how previous clients judged their work. What’s more, research the electrician or the company online for customer reviews and industry opinions.
You will also want to ask the electrician about the details of the job itself with written estimates on costs and time needed to complete it. A quality and experienced electrician should be able to provide a fairly accurate timeline and cost estimate.
Finally you should be aware that the majority of electrical projects will need a permit issued by the local building department with the building inspector needing to sign off on any electrical work to ensure that it is up to code standards.
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