When you need a qualified electrician for your St. Louis home or business, how do you find one who meets your needs? There are many electricians doing business in St. Louis. How do you know which one to choose for your commercial building or home?
You can ask friends, family, or colleagues for recommendations. But don’t automatically hire them without further research. You’ll need to vet any electrician you’re considering, to ensure they have the experience to handle your specific requirements.
Questions to Ask an Electrician before Hiring
Before hiring an electrician to work on your St. Louis property, you may want to ask them a few questions.
1. Are you licensed?
There are licensing requirements for electricians in St. Louis and Missouri. Make sure the one you hire is licensed and ask for proof.
2. Are you insured?
Your electrician needs insurance to relieve you from any liability for property damages or injuries during the course of the job.
3. What areas do you specialize in?
Most electricians concentrate on certain areas. Not all work on both commercial and residential electrical systems. Make sure they have expertise in the areas you’re looking for. For example, if you need your St. Louis commercial building rewired, make sure they have training and experience doing that type of project.
4. Can you provide references?
Ask for contact information for customers they’ve done similar work for in the past. Then follow up by contacting those references.
5. What do your estimates include?
Make sure the estimate includes labor and materials they are furnishing. Also, if there is anything not included; for example, if they must break into a wall, they probably won’t repair the wall.
6. Do I need a permit?
St. Louis will require permits for some electrical modifications or installations. Any qualified electrician will know if the work they are performing needs one. If so, ask if they will acquire the permit, or if it is your responsibility.
7. Who will perform the work?
Some types of electrical work need a higher level of expertise. So, if you believe the job requires a master electrician, you may want to ensure an electrician with that level of competency is assigned to the project.
8. Do you offer warranties or guarantees?
Most reputable electricians will offer a satisfaction guaranteed policy. If they hesitate to discuss this, move on to the next contractor.
Problems that Require Troubleshooting from an Electrician
There are situations that require the attention of a licensed electrician. If you notice any of the following in your St. Louis home or business, you’ll need the assistance of Pallardy Electric. We’ll inspect and assess the situation and provide you with solutions.
- Circuit breakers trip repeatedly.
- Electrical outlets have discoloration around the plug holes or are warm to the touch.
- You have a power outage that is not the fault of the utility company.
- There is a burning smell coming from an electrical appliance or any part of your electrical system.
- An electrical appliance continues to trip the circuit breaker.
Hire a Local Electrician You Can Trust
Pallardy has been providing the best electrician services to St. Louis commercial and residential customers since 2005. When you need us, we’ll be there for you too. Contact us for all your electrical system needs.
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