How to Choose a Good Residential Electrician
Two things you want to look for when hiring a residential electrician are reliability and results. All you’re asking for is a company that will show up as scheduled, charges the price quoted, and does the job correctly. Is this too 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.
Some websites allow comments and reviews on companies. The problem here is verification. It’s not uncommon for friends and family to help someone 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 electrician’s services.
So, what to do? One of the first stops should be your 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, so these are great places to get referrals for your list of prospects.
Having electrical work done on your house is a serious matter. Not only do you want the job done right, but you want the people doing it to be trustworthy. Here are some things to consider when selecting an electrician:
You will have an electrician or two on your property, so this opens the door to liability issues. The simple way to make sure you’re covered on all these issues is to ensure 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. Don’t forget that a Diamond Certified company has already had its reputation verified by the certification company.
Friends & Family
Referrals from friends and family are another right way to verify a prospective electrician’s reputation for hire.
Cost & Timeline
Any experienced electrician will 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. 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. Perhaps the wiring itself has deteriorated and become unsafe. These issues can’t be addressed in the initial estimate, so don’t shoot the messenger if these problems already existed in your home.
Residential Electrician Services Provided
Following the above guidelines will help you weed out many sub-par electricians to find a residential electrician to 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 called “Integrity Electric.”
Integrity Electric has been in the business for more than 20 years. Tom Plummer, the owner of Integrity, is licensed and insured in the state of Maine. Tom has built a stellar reputation by being prompt, professional, and providing high-quality service.
Integrity Electric can handle any residential electrical projects you might have. All Integrity Electricians are certified. They are 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 or track lighting
- Smoke detector installations
- Installing outlets
- Full installs on remodels
- Electrical panel installs or upgrades
- Removing knob and tube
- Updating to code
- Computer and network installations
- Telephone and cable wiring
- Electrical troubleshooting
- And more
Integrity Electric is based in Bangor, Maine. They service the greater Bangor area, including:
- Old Town
- And more
Integrity Electric offers free estimates. One of the great things about this company is that “there is no job too small.” If a few outlets need service or a significant install, Integrity will be waiting to help you.
When you have a job to do, and you want it done right, think of Integrity Electric. You can call the number below or fill out a request form online, either way. We will promptly get back to you to answer all your questions. If you live in Bangor or surrounding areas, contact Integrity at (207) 989-2600 to get started.