Follow Us:

Top 5 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Electrician

  • Home
  • Blog Articles
  • Top 5 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Electrician

Virtually every business requires electricity for some aspect of their operations, which is why it’s always helpful to work with a licensed commercial electrician you can trust. From exterior lighting repairs to lighting design and installation, here are some benefits of working with a commercial electrician and some of the questions you must ask before hiring such a professional.

As a business owner, you are responsible for keeping your property, employees, and customers as safe as possible. This means that not only do you have to maintain the building, but you’re also responsible for hiring any professionals needed to make repairs. If your building has an electrical issue, such as exterior lighting that needs replacing or you want to upgrade to LED lighting, you must consider hiring a commercial electrician to help you complete the job. 

Doing so has many benefits, including: 

  • The job can be completed with minimal downtime 
  • Electricians have the knowledge and training to do the job right and in a safe manner
  • You’ll have peace of mind knowing the job will be completed right the first time 
  • Lower risk of injury, electric shocks, or accidental fires 

Whether you want to install new exterior lights or you are considering an LED retrofit, a commercial electrician is likely to be experienced in many areas and can work on multiple projects with ease. By hiring such a professional, you’ll have someone working on your issues who really understands the problem and how best to address it. 

Our Licensed Electricians Can Meet All Your Commercial Lighting Needs 

Whether you want to install LED lights in your warehouse or your exterior sign needs repair, our licensed and professional commercial electricians can help! For over 25 years, we have been serving Calgary and the surrounding community, and our technicians are dedicated to helping you fulfill all your residential and commercial lighting needs and we’ll always ensure the job is done safely, on time, and on budget. 

Want to know more? 


5 Questions to Ask Your Commercial Electrician 

Running a business takes a lot of time and energy and any issues you encounter can pose a risk to the safety and productivity of your employees — and your bottom line. This is especially true if you have lighting problems in your commercial space. 

Luckily, hiring a licensed and trusted electrician will save you a lot of time, hassle, and money trying to figure out how to solve an urgent issue and it will ensure that your property, employees, and customers stay safe. 

However, you want to hire a lighting contractor who is experienced and qualified for the job. In order to do that, here are five questions you must ask when hiring a commercial electrician: 

1. Do You Have Insurance? 

Before working with an electrician, you must make sure that they are insured. This is very important because if an accident occurs during any repair or renovation job, the lighting contractor will be responsible for any monetary benefits to the person who gets injured. Not only do insured electricians protect workers’ rights, but they also protect yours, as a consumer. 

2. Can I See Your References? 

Almost as important as being a licensed and insured electrician is the lighting contractor’s references. If past clients love their work, then they are likely to be a good choice for your job. You should ask to see at least 3-4 references to ensure that you’ve found the electrician who has the right experience to do the best possible job. 

3. What Experience Do You Have With Similar Issues? 

The next question you should ask is about the problems you are dealing with. Ask the potential candidate how they’ve tackled similar problems in the past and what solutions they would suggest for your particular concern. Don’t be afraid to push for this information — it’s a very important part of the decision making process. 

4. How Long Have You Been Working in the Industry? 

When it comes to commercial electricians, experience counts, and you want to avoid working with anyone who is very new to the industry. The more jobs they have completed, the more familiar they’ll be with all types of commercial electrical systems. Remember, more experience means less risk for your business. 

5. How Long Will The Job Will Take? 

Finally, you must ask approximately how much it will cost for the electrician to diagnose the problem and complete the work. Then you must ask how long the job will take to complete. Both of these steps will ensure that you are well aware of what to expect down the road and you’ll avoid being taken advantage of. You also want to make sure your business doesn’t suffer due to systems being down or buildings being inaccessible. 

We Can Help Get Your Business Running Productively and Safely Again 

Our Calgary licensed electricians are professional, friendly, and highly trained and have the knowledge and tools to help you address any residential or commercial lighting issues quickly, cost-effectively, and most importantly, in a safe manner. 

To find out more about how we can help with all your lighting design, installation, and repair needs, contact our Calgary electrical company at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.


Q: What are the benefits of LED lights?

Upgrading your current commercial lighting to LED lighting can have many benefits including lower energy consumption, time and cost savings, improved productivity and better-lit spaces.

Q: What is the best lighting option for my warehouse?

The most versatile and energy-efficient choice for warehouse lighting is LEDs. They use less energy compared to other light sources and produce better light, saving you money while improving your productivity.

Q: Why should I consider an LED retrofit?

An LED lighting retrofit is most suitable if you have fairly new fixtures, but inefficient older lighting, such as fluorescent lighting. With a retrofit, you won’t have to rip apart your property for new lighting fixture installations, so you can reap the benefits of superior LED lighting while keeping your costs as low as possible.

Share This Post:

Related Posts

Latest Testimonial

“​Hey Nigel, just thought I would let you know our electricity averaged around $630/month before the upgrade, compared with the September bill that we just got of only $370 – much better savings than we thought. The condo board members are extremely pleased!”​


Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Call us today at 403-863-8529 or fill out the form below:

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us