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Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician

If you are looking at hiring a commercial electrical contractor or residential electrical contractor, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To ensure that you are hiring the perfect provider for the job, there are several important questions to ask before hiring an electrician. As leading providers of quality electrical solutions for homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities, BNR Electric understands the importance of having the right person for the job. That is why our team has compiled a list of questions that you should always ask before choosing an electrician.

What to Ask When Hiring an Electrician

When hiring an electrician, be sure to ask the following questions:

Are You Licensed and Insured?

Before you let an electrician handle your residential or commercial electrical job, it is always worth confirming that they are licensed and insured. While it is rare that an electrician is not licensed or insured, it can occasionally happen. Whether the electrician is a journeyman or master, a valid license is crucial for ensuring optimal results and safety.

Will This Job Require a Permit?

Certain electrical projects will require a permit depending on the type of work performed or the size of the job. This is especially true for commercial and industrial electrical projects. In addition to inquiring about permit requirements, it is worth asking if the electrician will handle obtaining it to ensure that the process is completed correctly.

Do You Have References for Similar Jobs?

Though it may be easier to take an electrician at their word, it is always best to ask if they can provide references for previous work or examples of similar jobs they have completed. Asking for references is a great method of viewing their work in photo form. You can use these photos to examine wire organization, labelling, anchoring, and other elements to ensure that they perform quality work.

What Will the Process Look Like?

Certain jobs can take several hours or days to complete. To ensure that you have a clear idea of what to expect, be sure to ask each electrician what they believe the process will look like. This will allow you to know who is performing the work, how long it should last, and alert you of any preparations you will need to complete to make the job easier.

Get in touch with the team at BNR Electric to ask our team any of the questions above. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to provide any information you need to demonstrate our commitment to quality commercial, residential, and industrial electrical solutions.

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