If you’re a resident of O’Fallon, or own or operate a business here, chances are you will eventually need the services of a qualified electrician. Unless the job is something simple, like replacing a fuse or outlet cover, it’s not advisable to attempt electrical projects as an amateur. A small mistake could put your property or lives at risk of damage and injury.
Finding a Qualified Electrician
There are several electricians who perform work in O’Fallon, so how do you know who to hire? Don’t assume that because they are licensed and experienced with residential electrical systems that they can effectively work on commercial systems. Commercial electricians work with different equipment and the electrical demands are much greater than residential systems.
It’s a good idea to find an electrician that meets your needs before an electrical emergency occurs. It can take some time to find one the right one, so you don’t want to be rushed.
Your emergency situation might demand that you hire the first one you find, resulting in shoddy work or an electrician who doesn’t have the right experience. Protect your O’Fallon property by doing your due diligence well before you need to hire an electrician.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests these guidelines in hiring electrical contractors:
- Use local contractors, preferably one with whom you have a prior relationship. If they are not available, ask for recommendations. Consult with several contractors in-person prior to making a choice.
- Get all estimates in writing and ask about fees before making an appointment. All estimates should include specifics about the work the contractor is expected to perform.
- Ask for references and follow up with prior customers. Would they hire the contractor again?
- Ask for proof of insurance. If a contractor is not insured to perform the work, you may be liable if an accident happens on your property.
- Once you are satisfied with an estimate, ask for a written contract that includes all work to be performed, costs and the payment schedule. Never sign a blank or incomplete contract. For large jobs, an attorney may need to review documents before anything is signed. Get a copy of the signed contract.
- Ask for a written guarantee, if it’s not already in the contract. Any guarantee should include what is covered, who is responsible for fulfillment and a validation date.
- Pay only for finished work that satisfies your expectations. Reputable contractors will not threaten you or pressure you to sign anything if the job is not complete or you are not happy with the quality of the work.
Pallardy Electric Meets Your Expectations
Pallardy Electric is a local electrical contractor based in O’Fallon, Missouri. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We’ve been serving satisfied customers in the area since 2005, performing both commercial and residential rewiring, inspections, service panel upgrades, lighting upgrades, tenant buildouts, and troubleshooting.
Don’t settle for any electrical contractor in O’Fallon; choose the one who will provide the best service and quality results. Choose Pallardy Electric for all your commercial and residential electrical needs.
Check what our clients say about us
"My property has worked with Joe several times in the past and have always had a pleasant experience. He is professional and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend his services!"
- Andrea Rand
"We have used Pallardy Electric numerous times. Does awesome work in a timely manner. Very reasonably priced also!"
- Sue Eikel
"I Have used Pallardy electric for multiple jobs commercial and residential, and they always provide a high quality experience, are very well priced, and very easy to work with. I would recommend using Pallardy for any electrical work if you live in the St. Louis area."