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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Electrician

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Electrician
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  • April 27, 2018

Are you in need of electrical services in Calgary? Here are 5 tips for choosing the right electrician for your home. 


Electricity has many uses in our day-to-day life. It’s used for lighting rooms, working fans, and domestic appliances such as stoves, TVs, and fridges. However, if you’re experiencing any electric problems at home, it’s absolutely crucial that you fix them as soon as possible.

Hiring an experienced electrician is important because electric issues can create problems in your home such as:

  • accidental fires
  • electric shocks
  • flickering lights
  • outlets or light switches that aren’t working

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Electrician

Without the proper knowledge and skill, electricians can do more harm than good. In fact, poorly executed electrical work can be seriously dangerous. So when it comes to choosing an electrical service, it’s important to do your research so you can ensure your property and family stays safe.

When choosing an electrician, here are 3 questions you must ask yourself:

1. Do I Really Need an Electrician?

If you’re asking yourself this question, chances are the answer is probably yes! Aside from changing standard light bulbs and repairing appliances, electricians are qualified to do a number of jobs such as:

  • installing new power points and upgrading new ones
  • fixing broken fittings
  • changing plugs on electrical appliances
  • appliance wiring and installation

Remember: Even if the work seems simple enough and you feel confident you know what you’re doing, try to refrain from any DIY electrical work. Not only may you be increasing your costs, but you’re also putting your safety, and the safety of others, at risk.

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2. Does the Electrician Have Licenses and Insurance?

For the safety of your home and your family, it’s extremely important that you ask for, and check, a prospective electrician’s license and insurance information. While it may be rare, if something unexpected were to happen, you want to make sure that you’re covered in case of any damage or injury.

 

3. Do They Have References?

Once you’ve conducted your initial search for electrical services, you can ask contractors for any references from their previous work, as this will allow you to better gauge what it’s like to work with them.

Tip: Although some electricians may not have a list of reviews or testimonials on hand, experienced contractors should be willing and able to provide references when requested.

 

Other Tips For Choosing the Right Electrician

  • Ask friends and family. If they’ve had a positive experience with an electrician, chances are they’d be happy to share it with you.
  • Seek advice from trusted contractors. If you know of any tradespeople (builders, painters, etc) they’d be able to refer you to a quality and trusted electrician.
  • Search your local area online and you may be presented with a number of electrical services in your vicinity.
  • Check online reviews. Reading a couple of customer reviews can give you a better idea of the skill and work ethic of an electrician.
  • Ask to see their electrical license. Trusted electricians will always show you their license without hesitation.
  • Ask whether or not you’ll receive a certificate of electrical safety. The answer should always be yes.

 

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