5 Things You Should Ask Your Electrician Before Hiring Them (And How They Should Answer)

Living in the South, you know more than anyone how important it is to have reliable electricity. With the high levels of humidity and abundant heat, knowing you can count on your HVAC system is simply a necessity. If those uncomfortable conditions creep into your home, you can only imagine how frustrating it would be to lose power, whether that be to an appliance, lights, or your entire home.

Wouldn’t it be so much better – and more comfortable – if your power never went out in the first place? Or was repaired quickly, before you noticed the effects?

To ensure you have power that’s running properly, find an electrician who’s quick on their feet. Finding a knowledgeable professional can help eliminate that potential frustration (and expense) later down the line. In order to locate the best electrician, ask them these industry questions; consider it their interview in order to prove they’re qualified for the job.

1. How Efficient is Your Setup?

Is your wiring decades old? Do you have newer high-efficiency models that have years ahead of them? It’s likely that you got a brief rundown when you moved in, but it never hurts to get a second opinion. (Or to check and see how much the electrician knows.) Pick their brain and decide if they gave an honest review.

2. What Type of Upkeep is Needed?

Ask your potential pro what steps you should take to help keep your home or office in the best working condition. They might recommend upgrades, appliance or connection checks, or servicing appointments. Additional maintenance, such as cleanings can also help power move more efficiently. Listen to their tips in order to gauge if this is the pro for you.

3. How Much Will That Cost?

When an electrician is evaluating a problem with your setup, chances are you’re going to need some new parts and/or service time. Before getting surprised with a bill, ask how much X repairs will run. You should get a detailed answer, even if they let you know that Y or Z might be the cause, along with estimated prices with each outcome.

4. How Long Have You Been in the Business?

Experience is key. Don’t be afraid to ask a tech how long they’ve been in the power business, and what type of trainings they keep up with to continue their skills.

5. What is the Electric Company’s Employee Screening Process?

At Professional Electric, we know the best questions to ask electricians because they’re the questions we ask ourselves. How experienced is a pro? How much are they willing to help customers? Will they get the job done the first time? If the answer is no, we won’t consider putting them in your home, either. By following these detailed questions, you can be more confident about who you’re letting in your home, as well as their abilities to fix your power needs the first time around.

If you are in need of any residential or commercial electrical services in Baldwin County or Mobile, Alabama look no further than Professional Electric! Visit us online at www.ProfessionalElectric.biz and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!
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