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What to Look for in a Professional Electrician

If you are looking to upgrade the electrical panel in your home or need a new set of light fixtures installed for your commercial building, you will likely need the assistance of a professional electrician. With so many electricians offering their services, it can be difficult to determine which provider is the right choice for your project. As a team of licensed and experienced electrical contractors, the team at BNR Electric understands the importance of choosing the right team for the job. That is why we have provided a list of qualities to look for in a professional electrician to help you make an informed decision.

Learn about some important questions to ask before hiring an electrician.

3 Qualities to Look for When Hiring an Electrician

When hiring a professional electrician, be sure to look for the following:

1. Relevant Experience and Qualifications

If your project is highly complex or requires specific permits before any work is performed, you need an electrician that knows how to get the job done right. For example, if you are looking to upgrade the electrical panel for your commercial facility, you should look for electricians that are qualified to perform commercial services. This will help to ensure that all required permits are obtained, and all work is completed to applicable standards/codes.

2. Positive Reviews and the Ability to Provide References

Though a newly licensed electrician can be a cheaper option, they can also carry more risk as they are untested and unproven. An established electrician should have several online reviews, testimonials, and references for the work they have performed. If most of these reviews are positive, this is a clear indicator that they perform quality work. Even if an electrician has many positive reviews, they should be able to provide references or examples of previous work they have performed upon request. This combination of reviews and references can be used to determine if an electrician is the right fit for your project.

3. Transparency and Communication Skills

When hiring a professional electrician, you should know exactly what you are getting and roughly how much you can expect to pay. If an electrician is vague about what is included in their services or their pricing model, they may not be the right choice. Once you receive a transparent quote for your project, the electrician should also communicate with you throughout the project. This will ensure that you understand the work that is being performed and are informed of any additional repairs or required parts, eliminating surprise costs.

To learn more about our electrical solutions or to determine if we are the right fit for your electrical project, get in touch with the team at BNR Electric. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.

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