If you’re looking for a qualified, local Electrician, I’ve done all the work for you! All the phone calls, online searches, and recommendations from friends. Here are some easy steps to picking a local Electrician, as well as some electricians within our service area:
“The first thing you want to do is get a list of local electricians that we know of that have years of experience. It doesn’t hurt to call around and ask for references. You may also want to get a list of licenses and certifications they hold. A license shows proof of training and completion of an apprenticeship; an apprenticeship is usually between one and two years of hard work under a licensed electrician, proving their knowledge and skill in both the repair and installation fields of electrical work.
Ask your friends, family, and co-workers for names of local electricians they trust. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau or find online business review sites for local electricians. If you live in Nassau County, you can also contact the Electrical Safety and Training Board for a list of qualified electricians. This board offers certifications and examinations for electricians, proving their knowledge and skills in safety and electrical compliance.
Find out if your potential local electrician has had any complaints filed against them. In Nassau County, electricians must be licensed by the county’s Electrical Safety and Inspection Department. If there are complaints filed against an electrician in Nassau County, this will help you choose the best one for you and your needs. You can visit the Nassau County website to get the contact information for the department for further information.
After finding a licensed electrician that has a good reputation, it is very important to get a written estimate of all the work to be done. Most local electricians charge on a per-hour or per-day rate. Be sure to ask for a total price so you know exactly what you will be charged. Many local electricians are happy to estimate on a free quote, but it is still a good idea to get a written estimate.
Always check that your local electrician is willing to listen to your ideas and concerns. It is not easy to do a home improvement project, and electrical work is no different. Local licensed electricians should be willing to spend time talking with you about your needs, especially if they feel that they could use the information that you have given them. When it comes to your safety and the safety of your family, you want to hire someone who you can trust.