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When you are looking for a professional electrician to work on the electrical repairs of your home or workplace, you want to make sure you choose the right people to get the work done. In addition to being certified, qualified, and insured, they also must be highly skilled with great experience in the field. However, this can be a challenging task if you are determining all these qualities through a phone call. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind while selecting a top notch electrician:

  1.  Licenses and Insurance: It is crucial and extremely important to make sure that the electricians you call to your home or workplace are well insured and licensed, and they are willing to show you the proof. When working with independent electricians, it is still just as much important to know these details as you wouldn’t want just anyone to come over and make a ruckus at your place.
  2. Getting references: One of the best ways to know about the reputation of a specific electrician is through references. What better way to know about an electrician you are about to hire than by knowing their experiences with others – whether they were satisfied with the service provided or not.
  3. Get free estimates: Many electricians provide free estimates for their customers. This is a great way to know the prices of their services. You can receive quotes from more than one electrician before you choose “the one” who will be looking after the electrical repair of your home or workplace.
  4. Receive permits: Well qualified electricians are never in a hurry to get the work done. They make sure to do the work only once they have received a permit. It is always better to receive approval before carrying out any electrical works. The best electricians are those that allow time for permits and can wait long enough for the approval to come in.
  5. Best listeners: Some of the best electricians are known primarily for carefully listening to the needs of their customers. This is key in understanding the customer and performing the duties just how they would like it done. Electricians who are well knowledgeable in their field also provide excellent recommendations to their clients and explain things in the simplest manner that the client can understand.
  6. Timeline: A proper electrician will estimate the total cost of the entire work and will not turn back on their words. They will also create milestones that will give you a clear idea of how the work is progressing and how much of the work is left. They also provide an estimate of how long the entire project will take to complete.

Keeping these 6 quick tips in mind before choosing the right electrician can save you lots of time and perhaps money in the future. We, as electrical contractors in Vancouver BC, hope that reading these tips will put you in a better position to make an effective and wise decisions in choosing the best contractor for your project.