Hiring an electrician should involve more than just typing “electrician” into Google or, if you are more old-school, cracking open a massive phonebook and looking in the electrician section. It is important to take your time and do research when you are considering hiring an electrician. Not only is electrical work complicated, but it is also potentially dangerous. Plus, if they don’t do a good job, their work could lead to other problems in your home. Follow Parker & Sons’ 3 tips for hiring the perfect electrician to see that the job is done right EVERY time.
- Check Qualification
Checking the qualifications of your potential electrician should always be your first step. Ensure that they are properly licensed. To be licensed with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, individuals must pass a two-part examination. If they offer you a registration number, you can check it by clicking here. It is always important to do your due diligence when checking licensing.
- Have a Conversation
At Parker & Sons, we encourage our potential customers to talk with us before they book an appointment. We feel that this is an important step. It is a way for them to get to know us, and for us to get to know them. This lets our customers feel confident that they will be working with good people, which lets them feel confident in hiring us. Always have a conversation with a potential electrician before you hire them.
- Check Insurance Coverage
Insurance coverage is just as important as licensing. Make sure that your electrician has the proper liability insurance. The bigger their policy, the better. This can be a direct display of legitimacy. Insurance is there to cover you in the event of a worst case scenario. It will very rarely be needed, but it is essential that they have it.