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3 Steps To Hiring A Quality Electrician

When it’s time to hire an electrician, you’re likely already stressed about the need for an electrician at your home. The last thing you need is to accidentally hire an unqualified team of electrical contractors.

With over 566 thousand electricians in the United States alone, according to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, finding the right worker for your home is not an easy feat. That being said, with so many professionals competing for the job, you have variety as a homeowner. Here’s how to choose qualified Gainesville electricians to visit your home.

Look For Reviews And Testimonials

The best way to know if an electrician is worth your time and money is to find out what other consumers have to say. Whether you seek out a decent electrical contractor by networking with friends or browsing pages and pages of Yelp reviews, learning about consumer experiences usually gives you an idea of how professional the contractor is.

First, ask your friends and trusted acquaintances if they had any electrical work done on their house in the past year or so. Even a small job such as a generator installation counts. As long as the person hired an electrician, to fulfill a residential task, he or she is fair game.

Ask that friend about the professional’s job, work ethics, and customer service. did the electrician treat them with respect? Were the contract negotiations straightforward? Was the project completed successfully? Once your questions are answered, you can do further research on a few short-listed candidates.

Check The Business’s Reputation

Every reputable business has a rating with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB keeps profiles on all of the businesses that register with them. They also keep track of any complaints or lawsuits against any given business that may be put forth by a former customer.

Simply visit the BBB’s website, search for your chosen electrical contractors, and check out their profiles. If their BBB ratings are decent and no complaints were lodged against them, they are likely great candidates.

Ensure State Certification

Is your chosen electrician licensed to work in the state of Florida? Every team of electrical contractors Gainesville has to offer should carry individual state certifications.

State-certified electrical professionals can ensure that your home is serviced according to state specifications. They can also ensure that your electrical meter complies with the regulations and guidelines of the state of Florida.

Are Your Ready To Hire An Electrician?

Now that you know how to seek out qualified electrical contractors, it’s time to find one that meets your needs. Have you short-listed several professionals based on the above steps?

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Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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