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Tips for Hiring a Professional Electrician

electrician working on rewiringHas the time come to upgrade your electrical panel so it can handle more demand? Or maybe you suspect you need rewiring in part, or all, of your home. Whatever your needs are, the single most important thing to keep in mind is that you must hire a professional electrician in Spokane Valley, WA.

After all, you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know what qualities to look for in a professional electrician? Fortunately for you, we’ve provided some guidelines below to help you in your decision of who to hire. Read on to learn more!

Pay Attention to Their Level of Professionalism

For any type of service person you hire, you should expect a reasonable amount of professionalism. This means providing you with timely responses to your concerns and service requests, and communicating with you clearly. They should show up for their scheduled appointments and be courteous about your time and your home.

Ask for Their Credentials

When you hire a professional electrician, it’s important to check out their credentials. A reputable contractor will have proper licensing, and will be bonded and insured. Take care in choosing an electrical company that hires professionals with extensive and ongoing training, and are properly equipped for the job you’re hiring them to do.

See What Their Customers Are Saying

Even with the emergence of social media, a lot can be said for word-of-mouth. That being said, what are your neighbors saying about the electrician you’re considering? It’s always a good idea to go with an electrical contracting company that is consistently receiving good reviews from their customers.

This way, it’s going to be much more likely that you’ll be satisfied with their level of work, and chances are higher that you’ll be satisfied with the completed work. Reading or hearing what past customers have to say about a contracting company is one of the best ways to ensure they’re the right fit.

Do They Offer Electrical Maintenance?

If you truly want to ensure the comfort and safety of your home and family, then you don’t want a “one-and-done” electrician. That is, you don’t want an electrician that will just come do your requested installation and call it a day.

They should be willing and able to conduct an inspection, first off, to ensure that your current electrical system can handle the installation. And more than that, they should provide annual maintenance to check over your entire electrical system carefully, and make recommendations for any necessary services.

The most important thing to remember about electrical system installations is that the increase demand will eventually require you to invest in an electrical panel upgrade, and potentially rewiring as well. This is particularly true with older homes. Fortunately, this is something that an experienced and reputable team of electricians will be aware of and take note of when you need electrical service of any kind.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice.

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