Tips for Hiring the Best Electrician for Your Project

Whether you have a large electrical project such as designing wiring for a new addition or a small project like an outlet installation, you want to find the best electrician nearby who can get the job done right and who will use quality materials. They should also follow the best practices for safety. A web search will turn up dozens of links to electricians and review sites but how do you choose who to contact? The process for hiring an electrician is similar to hiring anyone who will work in your home. You want to find someone who is trustworthy, and experienced and will give you a free, fair and accurate estimate.

Here are some tips on getting estimates and interviewing candidates for your electrical project:

  • Check with neighbors and friends to see if they can recommend someone to you that they have used for electrical work. Ask your contractor for recommendations for electricians who do quality residential electrical work.
  • Don’t pay for an estimate. Get a free estimate to get a good idea of the cost range, materials needed and the amount of time it will take to complete your project. Ask about the quality of materials that will be used for the work.
  • Hire an electrician who is local to our area with a physical location and who has been in business for at least 5 years. Beware of people who come to your door saying that they’re doing work for your neighbor and offering electrical services. They often have a location and won’t offer a written contract or guarantee. 
  • They should be willing to give you references for their past work who you can call. You should look to see how pleased their customers were with the quality of work/materials, cost, and professionalism of the electrician and staff.
  • Check their licensing and insurance. A typical residential -remodeling job should have a minimum of $500,000 in liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage for the electrician and crew according to This Old House.

Call Bausum & Duckett for a free and fair estimate for your electrical project during business hours or send our form and we will arrange a time to meet at your convenience. We are always willing to help with your project.

Share this post:

Find the best electrician to work on a panel

Thinking about an electrical project?

Contact us to get started.