What You Should Know About Hiring an Electrician

Electrician Make sure to hire the right contractor for the job

When the time comes to hire an electrician, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to make sure you hire the right contractor for your job. There are also a few great professional resources available to help you check professional certification and membership credentials before you spend time and money on an electrician.

The first thing you want to do when it comes time to hire an electrician is take inventory of the situation you’ll be having the electrician address. Many electricians are specialists, so you’ll want to find the best electrician for your specific needs. In general, there are four categories of work for electricians:

1) Inside work includes installation and trouble-shooting and correction for electrical systems in and around buildings.

2) Outside work typically defines larger projects like electrical infrastructure projects, power line construction, highway lighting, signals and controls, etc.

3) Systems work is a term reserved for data, security and life systems, and includes specialty certifications like fiber optics communications.

4) Energy solutions work requires special skills and certifications in energy conservation, efficiency, renewable energy production, including solar, wind, etc., and sustainable construction practices.

The team of professional San Luis Obispo electrical contractors at Electricraft, Inc. specializes in a broad spectrum of services, including residential work, solar energy expertise, and industrial electrical projects.

Online resources, like the State of California’s electrician database, can provide you with contact information as well as current licensure status for contractors in the state. Once you’ve located the electricians who are qualified and trained for your specific project, you’ll want to research their prior work to make sure the company is reputable. Utilize your local BBB’s website, and find past customer experiences.

One of the last bits of investigating you’ll want to do is to research the electrician’s warranty and insurance information. Simply ask the contractor for a copy of their insurance certificate, and any warranty policy. Any covered electrician will be happy to provide the information.

Call the professional San Luis Obispo electrical contractors at Electricraft today! (805) 544-8224