Also, the prices electrical contractors charge for various repair work is all over the board. You can get ripped off very easily when hiring out electrical work because most homeowners have no idea how much these repairs should cost… it is just not something we deal with very often. And one word of warning. You cannot rely on an organization like the better Business Bureau to vouch for a company. Most people are not aware of this, but the Better Business Bureau is not any type of official governing body like their name implies and they are actually paid by the businesses they represent! Can you say conflict of interest? Here is a very eye opening story about the BBB that you might want to check out.
It is also important that you know what organizations an electrician should belong to like the National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA and what type of state contractor’s license they hold or does the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, or DPOR, even know they exist?
Is the owner of the company a Master Electrician or just a guy/gal with a journeyman’s card who has run out of companies to get fired from and started his own business? If so, I doubt he/she has insurance and should something bad happen to your home you may be in for quite a “shock”.
Does your job require a permit and inspection? Will it be done up to city code? I could go on and on but you get the picture. Hopefully after spending a few minutes at my site, Electrician Chicago IL, you will be able to make an informed decision on who to hire for your electrical job or have the confidence that you can do it yourself…DIY!
important things to know before hiring a contractor…