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4 Things to Look for in an Electrical Contractor

Are you looking to hire an electrical contractor for your residential lighting needs? Here are the top four things to look for when hiring a lighting specialist.

Making sure that the electrical systems in your home are running correctly is vital to your family’s safety. While you may initially think that paying an electrical contractor for any repairs seems unnecessary, the truth is that the potential risk is well worth the money. 

Here are some signs that you might need to call an electrical contractor: 

  • Flickering lights
  • Singed fuse box wires
  • Warm outlets
  • Consistent circuit breaker trips
  • Burning smell
  • Buzzing sound

If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, then it’s best to call an electrical contractor immediately. While it can be easy to push such signs under the carpet, you don’t want to put your safety at risk. 

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Top 4 Things to Look for When Choosing an Electrical Contractor 

Without the right education, skills, and experience, electrical contractors can do your home more harm than good. In fact, poorly executed electrical work can be very dangerous and pose a serious threat to the safety of you and your family. 

If you are looking for an electrical contractor to complete any lighting installations/repairs, here are some of the things to look for: 

1. Licence and Insurance 

The most important factor to consider when selecting an electrician is whether they are licensed. This will guarantee that a contractor has done the necessary courses and practical work to perform the job safely and correctly. You should always: 

  • Ask to see an electrician’s licence
  • Ensure that the licence is current
  • Check to see that the licence covers the type of work you need done

It’s also important to ensure that the electrician has all the necessary insurance and coverage. Be sure to ask to see copies of their current policies to ensure they haven’t expired. 

2. Value for Money 

When you are asking for a quote from an electrician, make sure you communicate exactly what work you require and the exact fittings and materials you would like to use. In addition to this, make sure the quote includes a breakdown of the prices, as this will make it easier to understand and compare to other quotes.



3. Recommendations

A recommendation from someone whose opinion you trust can be invaluable when choosing an electrician. Knowing that a family member or friend has had a positive experience with an electrician, and has been happy with the level of service and workmanship they received, is a good endorsement. 

If you are unable to get a recommendation, then ask the electrician if they have any references. If possible, make sure you call and speak to the referee personally. 

4. Positive Attitude and Good Communication

No one wants to deal with an electrician who displays a bad attitude or poor workmanship. When you are choosing an electrical contractor, take note of: 

  • If they arrive for the quote on time
  • Their communication style
  • How willing they are to listen to and address your concerns
  • Their appearance and how they present themselves

Remember, a professional appearance and attitude is usually reflective of the quality of workmanship they provide. 

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At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we have been providing efficient and affordable services in the Calgary area for over 25 years. Our team of master electricians have extensive experience in the industry and they are fully licensed and insured. To find out more, contact us at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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