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Tips When Hiring an Electrician
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It is Best to Hire the Services of a Licensed Electrician
Every home needs some electrical repair every now and then. But with the risks involved in it, it is best to hire the services of licensed electricians. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of their services without having to spend a fortune.
Facing electrical repair is normal for every homeowner in Tampa. Electrical connections are not immune to wear and tear conditions. But because of the risks involved in electrical repair, licensed electricians advise homeowners to call professionals instead of trying to fix the problems on their own.
If this is your first time to deal with an electrical problem, then here are some tips that may help you decide which licensed electrician to hire in your area.
1. Look for a company with flat rates.
Hiring an hourly electrician means the more time he takes, the more you pay. Instead of hiring the best people who will get the job done right, they tend to hire lesser quality electricians who may work slower to make more money. You should hire a company with flat rate by the job pricing and you should get the price upfront. This way, no matter if the job takes an hour or three days, you will know that the price and time won’t matter. Also, if the electrician encounters on the job which takes longer, your will not be charged more because you have agreed on a price upfront. You will get better quality electricians who will work more efficiently.
2. Compare the travel charges of different licensed electricians.
Travel charges can have a big impact on your costs and are in some ways easier to compare than hourly rates. Most licensed electricians spend a third or more of their time navigating traffic and they find a way to pay for expense of driving all over town each day. Some licensed electricians charge a higher rate for the first hour, while others charge a flat “trip charge.” There are those who charge a minimum service fee for each visit, while some simply compensate for travel expenses by charging a higher hourly rate.
3. Ask for referrals from neighbors, friends, relatives, and sites like Angie’s List.
Experience is the best source of information. Ask around. Surely, a licensed electrician who has done a terrific work in solving electrical repair concerns will be highly recommended among your circle of friends.
Additional tip to save money on electric repair: make a list of electric repair concerns that you would like to get solved before calling the licensed electrician so that when he comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once. Find an electrician that charges by the job. So before he arrives, prepare a precise list of items you want serviced. Last but not the least, make sure that the electrical panel box is accessible and that there are no hindrances in the areas where you expect your electrician to work.
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