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Evaluating Your Electrical Contractor: The Questions You Should Be Asking

Evaluating Your Electrical Contractor: The Questions You Should Be Asking

Offices, factories, and educational institutions are as different as can be. None of these buildings and facilities can operate smoothly, however, if they have an issue with power and energy. But, while anybody can easily change a light bulb, it takes an expert to safely handle complex electrical jobs. Your commercial electrical contractor sets up your electrical systems and fixes faulty circuits so you have to be careful when choosing one. These are the things you should ask about before hiring a contractor:

  1. Warranties and Guarantees

Whether you are replacing the commercial lighting design or installing new security systems, you must be aware of the limitations of your electrical contractor. Ask about their service warranty and about what they can and can’t guarantee. Also, ask about their state licenses and code requirements. This way, you have a clearer view of what to expect from your electrical service provider.

You also have to ask about the electrical contractor’s additional services. For example, IR scans are ideal for predictive maintenance while 24-hour services come in handy when you need emergency troubleshooting — these are some default services that our electricians offer.

  1. Qualifications and Experience

man checking the wiresLet’s say you have a clear understanding of the services your commercial electrical contractor can provide. You are sure that they can install the lighting retrofits or equipment automation that you need. You have peace of mind knowing they can address whatever situation at any time of the day or night. But do you know how well-equipped they are for the job?

Don’t be afraid to ask your potential contractor about their qualifications.  Find out if they are licensed electricians; make sure they have had sufficient training; ask about their experience.

For instance, when people ask us about our chief operating officer, we don’t hesitate to share that he has over 30 years of experience in commercial electrical construction. We also assure clients of the knowledge and formal training of our electricians.

  1. Quotation and Payment Methods

Finally, when you’ve narrowed down your choices, ask your potential contractor about price quotations and payment methods. Find out how soon you can receive a proposal or a bid. And if you are hiring a contractor for long-term projects like electrical maintenance, be clear with the payment method — will you pay it all at once or in instalments?

Make sure you know what you’re paying for and your manner of payment. This way, there are no discrepancies in payments and no delays in services.

Many electrical contractors offer their services to the online community. But how sure are you about the quality and safety of their services? And how sure are you of what they can actually deliver?

It is important to do your research and ask the right questions before hiring a contractor. This way, you know that a professional is looking after the electrical safety of your commercial facilities.

The well-trained-and-educated electricians at Pro Circuit, Inc. readily provide 24/7 emergency services for commercial and industrial properties. Contact us for more information, today.

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