Have you found that you need to upgrade your electrical panel? Or perhaps you are in need of rewiring, or need to have your smoke detectors hardwired into your home. Whatever your electrical service needs may be, one thing is for sure—this is not a job that should be left to an amateur or an untrained homeowner.
It requires a professional Spokane, WA electrician with the right training, experience, and licensing to get the job done. But do you know how to spot a quality electrician? We’ve provided some insight below as to what you should look for in a professional electrician.
First and Foremost, Professionalism is Key
If you contact any sort of service professional, you should expect timely responses, and a least some level of professionalism. If your electrician doesn’t communicate clearly with you, or show up for scheduled appointments, then they aren’t right person to go with.
Next, What Are Their Credentials?
When you hire a contractor of any kind, it’s essential that you check their credentials. A reputable electrician will have the proper licensing, plus they will be bonded and insured. Take care in choosing a company that hires technicians with extensive training, and that are properly equipped for the job.
What Other Customers Are Saying
Even with the emergence of social media promotions, a lot can still be said for word-of-mouth. If your electrician is consistently getting good service reviews from their customers, then it’s much more likely that you’ll be satisfied with their work, and that the work will be done correctly. Reading or hearing what past customers have to say about a company is one of the best ways to decide if they are the right fit for your particular electrical job.
Do They Provide Maintenance?
When it comes to ensuring the comfort and safety of your home, you don’t want a “one-and-done” service professional who will just come in to do an electrical install and call it a day. You need a company that provides ongoing maintenance—once a year your professional electrician should come to your home to check over your system carefully and make recommendations for any necessary services.
It’s important to remember that when you increase the electrical demand on your home with new appliances, and devices that require charging, you likely at some point will need to upgrade your electrical panel and wiring too. This is especially true with older homes. This is something our experienced team will check on during your electrical maintenance appointment.
Variety of Services
Does your electrician offer only the most basic of services? With adequate training and experience, a licensed professional electrician should be able to do it all—from fuse box upgrades and appliance installations to whole-house surge protection and generator services. If you choose our team, you can count on all of this, and more.
ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice, or to schedule your next service appointment.