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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Electrician

5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Electrician

July 1, 2022 | Electrical, Homeowner Tips

Electrical issues at home can be worrisome, especially because if left unchecked, the outcome can be disastrous. Whether you have a light that always flickers or your breaker trips when you plug in a blender to an outlet, your best bet is to hire a licensed electrician. But what are the right questions to ask?

Are they a licensed electrician?

It is important to make sure that the person you are looking to hire is licensed. Each state requires licensing and just because someone is licensed in one state doesn’t mean that they can legally operate in another state. If they are licensed, they will either hold a Journeyman or Master Electrician License. The main difference between the two is how much experience each requires.

Are you insured?

Making sure your contractor is insured is a common question to ask. If an accident does happen to occur on the job, an insured contractor is held liable for any injury or property damage that takes place on the job. Never hire a contractor who is not insured.

What services do you provide?

Services and specialties vary depending on the contractor. One contractor might specialize in repairs/maintenance while another may focus on installations. Mattex provides a multitude of different services that you can check out here. Feel free to call and ask us any questions you may have!

Who will perform the work?

A master electrician often comes to diagnose the problem and bid on projects. They then hire out journeymen electricians to complete the job, under the master electrician’s license. Master electricians are able to properly assign the work to individuals that can handle the job.

What are your service fees?

Every company charges their service fees differently. At Mattex, we have a standard service fee on all repair calls, coupled with transparent cost estimates. We get your approval on the total cost before starting any work, and will never surprise you with hidden costs or additions to projects. In fact, our flat-rate billing helps us stand apart from other companies in our area-we don’t transfer surprise costs on projects to our customers if changes arrive. What you are quoted is what you will pay.