How to Choose a Good Electrician
Faulty wiring can cause fire, and we all know the dangers that come with it. Therefore, be sure to study all of your options carefully before deciding on an electrician to hire.
Licensing and Insurance Coverage
First of all, verify whether the electrician you have your sights on has a license. This is your guarantee that the contractor has complied with the course and practical work requirements of the state. If they tell you they’re licensed, ask for proof, and make sure it’s current and cover the type of electrical work you need. Note that restrictions may come with certain electrical licenses. At the same time, see to it that the electrician is covered by workman’s compensation and liability coverage. Again, if they say they’re covered, ask for proof. If you’re in Montreal, you can trust Ozen Electrique, a licensed and insured electrical contractor that can give you all the security you need.
Instead of focusing on just one prospect, approach three different electricians and ask for quotes (you may end up confused if you consider more than three choices). Communicate exactly the kind of work you need them to do. They should give you a quote that comes complete with all the details, including a price breakdown. Once you have the quotes, sit down and make comparisons, and go for the one that matches your standards, needs and budget the most. If you’re in Montreal, you can approach Ozen Electrique and they will be more than glad to give you a quote.
As you might expect, not all electricians are created equal. Some have more experience and qualifications, while others even have industry accreditations. For instance, if you hire a Master Electrician, you can be sure that he has at least three years’ experience and will be able to offer you a 12-month workmanship warranty. This type of electrician is the best you can get in terms of workmanship and safety. A good number of organizations also offer accreditation in the field of energy efficiency. With skyrocketing electricity costs nowadays, you may want to use an electrician who has this type of accreditation. Ozen Electrique is among Montreal’s most trusted names in terms of quality electrical work.
A personal referral given by someone you trust can be very helpful in your search for a good electrician. Since someone you personally know is already attesting to the abilities and good service of a particular electrician, you don’t have to spend so much time researching his background. If getting a recommendation is impossible for some reason (for example, you’re new in town and don’t know many people), just ask your prospect for references and be sure to speak to them. Ask them what they liked about the electrician and whether they would consider hiring the same contractor in the future. In Montreal, you can consider Ozen Electrique.
[Who wants to deal with an electrician who is moody or shows bad workmanship? It’s important that you get along with this contractor for the sake of your project. A professional electrician will also come on time and call you if they’re held up. At Ozen Electrique, professionalism is a basic ingredient of their service.