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5 Questions to Ask Electrical Pro

Big or small, your project is a significant investment. That’s why we recommend interviewing at least three qualified electricians before making a hiring decision. Ask the following questions to determine whether a pro is the right fit for your project:

Are you a full-time electrician?

It’s best to hire a pro who works as a full-time electrician. Working with a generalist can result in mistakes, delays and jobs that may not be up to code.

Who will be doing the work?

Some companies employ multiple electricians. If your pro isn’t going to be doing the work, ask about the experience of the subcontractors or journeymen who will be completing the job. Never hire a pro who won’t share this information.

Are you a residential or commercial electrician?

Avoid hiring commercial electricians to complete your job. While they may have the skills, commercial pros may not be current on residential codes or best practices.

Do you offer a workmanship warranty?

Workmanship warranties cover your pro’s work in the event of defects or breakages. These warranties will vary in length. Avoid hiring pros who don’t guarantee their work.

Will you sign a not-to-exceed clause?

Not-to-exceed clauses ensure that your project won’t go over budget without your consent. Be sure your pro is OK with this – especially in large projects or repairs.