How do you make sure a residential electrical contractor is reliable and does quality work? There are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that you’re choosing the right electrician. Here’s our guide to ensuring the services provided by your electrician will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
1. Understand your needs
First and foremost, you must have a clear understanding of why you need an electrical contractor. Are you looking to undertake a home renovation or repair project? Are you looking for a contractor to provide general maintenance services? Are you looking for someone to install an EV charger?
These questions can help determine the type and amount of work needed. Additionally, there are several safety regulations associated with any electrical-related projects, so having a clear understanding of your needs can help avoid any potential problems.
2. Clarify the scope of work
A detailed outline of all work should be established and agreed upon by both parties prior to signing a contract. This should include all relevant information about the job, such as the type of work, material and labour costs, timeline and completion date, and any other necessary details. This ensures that both parties are on the same page of what is expected and that the contractor can provide the services you require within your budget.
3. Assess qualifications and experience
When considering a contractor, obtain details about their experience, qualifications, and certifications. Look for someone with the expertise and track record to complete the specific job safely and efficiently. New Zealand has licensing requirements for electricians, so make sure that they have the appropriate licence(s) for the type of work you’re planning to have done. It is also important to check that they are insured in the event that something goes wrong on your property.
4. Check their references
The best way to find a reputable contractor is to ask for references from family, friends or neighbours. This will give you a good indication about the quality of service they received and if the contractor was able to complete the job successfully and in a timely manner. You should also check online reviews to get an idea of the contractor’s reputation.
Choosing the right electrical contractor is important to ensure that your needs are met within the specified timeline and budget. At K C Electrics, we provide a wide range of residential electrical services. Our experienced team can handle anything from general electrical maintenance and EV charger installation to complex renovation and new home construction projects. Request a free quote.