Choosing the right electrician for your home might feel challenging, especially if you are new to a neighborhood or need a professional right away. A bad choice can endanger both your family and property. Fortunately, the process can be broken down step-by-step, making this important choice easier to make.
1) Know Your Priorities
Do your best to know the kind of service(s) your home needs currently and in the future. This includes the wiring or equipment that may need to be repaired or installed. Have an idea of the budget you can afford.
2) Start With Referrals
Talk to colleagues, family members, and friends who can recommend a local licensed electrician. Discuss the positives and negatives of their experiences. Important aspects are professionalism, quality of work and materials, time spent, and costs. Online reviews from websites like Angi (formerly Angie’s List) can also help find qualified candidates.
3) Pre Qualify Electricians
A qualified electrician will have years of experience with solid credentials. Confirm they and their company are licensed and bonded in Maryland and meet state and local requirements. Check their websites and find out if they specialize in certain types of electrical work. One might match exactly what your home needs.
4) Make a Shortlist of Candidates
You should end up with two to four local electricians that are good candidates. Make sure each meets the quality of service you require by reviewing the opinions of the people you know and the online reviews of past customers. Afterwards, pick the professionals you want to interview.
5) Interview Top Candidates
Schedule an interview with each licensed electrician that meets your qualifications. Ask each professional several common questions as listed below.
- How long you been in business?
- Do you specialize in any type of electrical work?
- What is your opinion regarding the project I am considering?
- How do you charge for services – by the project or by the hour?
- Can you provide an estimate?
6) Make a Decision
Compare their answers and the estimates they provided. Afterwards, you should be able to make a solid choice.
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Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.