Tips for Hiring an Electrician

Tips for Hiring an Electrician

Tips for Hiring an Electrician

Nov 30, 2023

Electricity is a fundamental part of our every day modern lives, and we're all bound to run into some issues from time to time. With so many choices out there, it can be difficult to know who to call with your issue. 

Here are a few tips when considering your next electrical project:

Ask friends and family. Who can be more trusted than your friends and family when it comes to recommendations? It's tempting to rely on dear old Google to find "best electrician near me," but first hand accounts are the gold standard. Most of our business is from repeat customers or referrals, because when you have a great experience, it's hard not to share! 

Check out online reviews. Next best to knowing someone personally is to check on the contractor's Google reviews. As these cannot be manipulated by the business, you'll get an honest reflection from customers who took the time to leave some feedback. 

Verify credentials. Ensure that your contractor has all the required state and local licenses to perform the work in your home. Hiring an unlicensed electrician can lead to more work and money down the road. 

Get bids from multiple contractors. Prices can vary drastically from contractor to contractor. It's a great idea to get multiple bids from various contractors before committing, especially if you're considering a larger project. Be careful when requesting bids, however, as not all contractors provide free estimates. Getting multiple bids from companies that charge could add up quickly. Deaver Electric offers free estimates on any size project!

Vet the contractor before committing. There are several ways to go about this. Other than the ways mentioned above, calling the contractor directly is very effective! You can ask for references, take some time to discuss your project with a project manager, verify they have insurance to cover the project, and get an overall sense of how they operate. The best electrical contractor will always be easy to get ahold of and eager to answer your questions - you are the customer, after all! 

Especially when tackling a large electrical project, it's best to take some steps ahead of time to ensure you're making the right hire. Hiring the right professional for your job will make all the difference in the project process! 

We take pride in providing high-quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your electrical project meets your needs, budget, and timeline. We offer free estimates on any size project and will never push you to sign up for a membership or sneak in hidden fees. 

Ready to start your next project? Reach out today!