Whether you are upgrading an area of your business or the entire building, choosing the right contractor for electrical work is one of the most important project decisions you will make. Commercial electrical work in small shops, office buildings, and factories require experienced and skilled electricians.
Below are some tips for choosing the right electrical contractor for your business.
● Gather recommendations from your social network
Use your social network to get electrical contractor recommendations from family, friends, and other business owners. Be sure to ask about the scope and scale of their project and whether they were satisfied with the work that was done. You can also go to your local hardware or electrical supply stores to see which electricians they recommend.
● Check and verify insurance and licensing
Choosing the electrical contractor who gives the lowest bid for your project can save money in the short term. However, you need to make sure that the commercial electrician you choose is properly licensed and insured for the work they are doing and has liability insurance for accidents or injuries that may occur at your business. Hiring someone solely because they are cheap is opening yourself to risk. Look upon an electrical company on your state’s labor website to verify that they are licensed and insured. If you can’t find the information you need online, don’t be afraid to ask the electrical contractor for their license number or a copy of their insurance certificate.
● Assess commercial experience
When selecting an electrician, it is best to evaluate their experience and skills based on their previous work. Don’t be afraid to ask how many commercial jobs the company does in a year for examples of specific jobs. You may not want to be the first “big job” for a brand new electrician or startup company.
● Check reviews and recommendations
Do as much research as possible on the types of work done by commercial electricians. Most electrical businesses can be found online—their website and customer reviews can give you an idea of the quality of their work and customer service. You can contact customers who left reviews or ask the electrical company for customer references to determine their satisfaction with the work that was done.
It is worth noting that while the Internet is a vital source for finding information, it is not always reliable. You should also consider a company’s word-of-mouth reputation.
Now you know how to find and select commercial electricians for your business!
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