What questions should I ask before hiring an electrical contractor?


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  • Are You Licensed?
  • Are You Bonded?
  • Are You Insured?
  • Is Your Business Licensed?
  • Who Will Do the Work?
  • How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
  • Do You Offer a Warranty?
  • Do You Have or Need a Permit?
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Duncan B.

After remodeling our home, which required a lot of plumbing and electrical work, I pretty much know the right questions to ask before deciding on who to hire. For an electrician, I want to know if they're state-licensed, if they have insurance, what their rates are, who is going to do the actual work (him or an assistant) and always ask for references. I'll also often ask if they're usually on time and whether their work has a warranty....Read More

Bruce H.

I always ask if they're licensed and insured. I don't want anyone messing around with my electrical systems who isn't qualified and won't be able to pay for the damage if they make a mistake. I also ask if they do this type of work often because I want someone with experience too. You should always request references as well. If they can't provide them, you should walk away. ...Read More