How to Choose a Good Residential Electrician

The two things you want to look for when hiring a residential electrician is: Reliability and Results. All you're asking for is a company that will show up as scheduled, charge the price that was quoted, and do the job correctly - is this to much to ask? It seems in some cases it is. We're sure the following information will be of value to you when choosing an electrician for your next residential project.

Company Reputation

There are some websites that allow comments and reviews on companies, the problem here is verification. It's not uncommon for friends and family to help out a relative by posting fake reviews. On the other hand, you will find negative reviews posted by competitors or disgruntled clients that don't accurately reflect the electricians services. So, what to do?

One of the first stops should be you local electrical supply house. Don't just go with one, check with a few in the area. Places like Home Depot and Lowes deal with local electricians all the time, this is a great place to get referrals for your list of prospects.

Business Rating

Having electrical work done on your house is a serious matter. Not only do you want the work done right, but you will have an electrician or two on your property; this opens the door to liability issues.

Insured: The simple way to make sure you're covered on all these issues is to make sure the company you choose is insured.

Better Business Bureau: The BBB is another place you can check with before you choose a contractor. They maintain a file of complaints and comments on all local businesses. A business with an A+ rating is obviously at the top of the list.

Friends and Family: Referrals from friends and family is another good way to verify the reputation of a perspective electrician for hire. Don't forget: A Diamond Certified company has already had their reputation verified by the certification company.

Costs and Timeline

Any experienced electrician will be able to give you a detailed written estimate for costs, and a pretty good timeline for your project. In some cases a permit will be needed; this should be included in the estimate. Now, there are times when the unexpected happens, and this can increase costs. An electrician never knows what's hiding behind the walls of a project. There are times when the existing wiring was not installed to code, or the wiring itself has deteriorated and become unsafe - to be fair, these issues just can't be addressed in the initial estimate, so don't shoot the messenger if these problems already existed in your home.

Residential Electricians: Services Provided

Following the above guidelines will help you weed out many of the sub-par electricians and help you find a residential electrian that will fit your needs. But, you don't have to go through all of that, we have found a company that fulfills all the requirements already. They're called: Integrity Electric

Integrity electric has been in the business for more than 20 years. Tom Plummer, owner of Integrity, is licensed and insured in the state of Maine. Tom has built a stellar reputation by being prompt, professional, and provides high quality service. Integrity electric will handle any and all residential electrian projects you might have.

All the Integrity electricians are certified and trained to handle all of your residential electrical needs. The following is a sample of what services Integrity Electric provides:

  • Light fixture installations both interior and exterior
  • Install recessed and or track lighting
  • Smoke detector installations
  • Installing outlets
  • Full installs on remodels
  • Electrical panel installs or upgrades
  • Removing knob and tube and updating to code
  • Computer and network installations
  • Telephone and cable wiring
  • Electrical Troubleshooting and More..

Integrity Electric is based in Bangor, Maine. They also service the greater Bangor area which Includes:

  • Brewer
  • Old Town
  • Orono
  • Hampden
  • Glenburn
  • Ellsworth
  • Holden and more..

Integrity electric offers Free estimates, and one of the great things about this company is - "there is no job to small." If it's a few outlets needing service, or a major install, Integrity will be waiting to help you.

If you live in Bangor, or surrounding areas, then give Integrity a call at - (207) 989-2600.

When you have a job to do, and you want it done right - think of: Integrity Electric. You can call the number above, or fill out a request form, either way they will promptly get back to you and answer all your questions - that's Integrity Electric.