Steps to Hiring a Professional Electrician
Hiring a professional Myrtle Beach electrician is something most people do only occasionally when it is time to rewire the house, add an addition, install a ceiling fan or surge protection or troubleshoot an electrical problem. Whatever the reason it’s a good idea to learn the steps to hiring a professional electrician.
Describe the Project
You need to know what work needs to be done before you embark on your search for an electrician. Each electrician or contractor specializes in different types of work, so you want to be sure to contact the right people so that you don’t waste your time or theirs if they don’t even do your type of work. Even if you don’t understand the details that go into the work you need done, you can describe it in general.
Energy Electric LLC specializes in troubleshooting electrical problems, rewiring, generators and surge protection. We do not do new construction or solar panels. By knowing what you are looking for you can save yourself and the electrician time.
Ask Friends & Family for Recommendations
Once you know what type of project you need done, now ask your friends and family for recommendations. Try to gather five to eight different recommendations so that you can compare them. It helps if the recommendations are from people who have actually used the electrician in question and if the project is similar in nature to yours.
Energy Electric has over 10 years of service in the Grand Strand area and is happy to provide references from your neighbors.
Research the Recommendations
Interview the electrician and ask for references and be sure to follow-up with those references. Ask to see copies of their license and liability insurance.
Create a Contract
Most of the time the electrician will create a contract, make sure that it has everything in it you’ve discussed along with a detailed description of the job. It should define what the electrician will do, and won’t do, and how much it will cost. It should also describe contingencies such as weather issues or issues outside of your control or their control, and issues within their control and how they’ll handle that if they get off schedule. You can ask for things to be added to the contract so that you’re satisfied with it before you sign.
Energy Electric pays attention to the details and works closely with our customers to ensure their needs are met. Call us today to schedule a time to review your project or use our convenient online contact form and we will call you.
Energy Electric, L.L.C.
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