How to Hire the Best Electrical Contractor
Spokane & Coeur d’ Alene are both experiencing major population growth resulting in an influx of new construction for both residential & commercial buildings. With all the work available in the area more and more electrical contractors are bursting onto the scene. There are many great electricians in the area and a handful of bad eggs, ensuring you hire the right electrical company for your project can save you a lot of heartache. Below we will cover our top 5 tips on choosing the best electrical contractor in your area.
Online Reviews & Reputation
In the year 2019 you can’t hide a poor reputation from the public anymore. With consumers flooding social media sites and major search engines such as Facebook, Google, Bing, and Yelp if a electrical contractor is a bad egg their online reviews will reflect the quality of work they provide. Reputable electrical contractors on the other hand will have a substantial amount of positive reviews across multiple platforms. The best place to see authentic customer reviews is on Google. Simply do a search for “electricians in + your area” and you will receive a list of the top electrical contractors in that region.
*These results from the search “Electricians in Coeur d’ Alene”*
Alongside positive reviews reputable electrical companies will also have their business information available online including: address, phone number, hours of operation, and website. If any of these pieces of information is missing you may want to reconsider using that electrical contractor.
Another great place to investigate a companies online reputation is Facebook as you can read comments, see how they engage with other customers, and have access to reading more reviews!
Having the best electrical contractor in the entire world doesn’t do you any good if they don’t have the availability to work on your project. To help determine availability we recommend looking at the companies website to see how many employees they have. Typically companies with more employees will be able to get to your project much quicker then a solo electrician. We also recommend working with an electrician that is available 24/7. Having around the clock availability ensures that if you ever have an electrical emergency in the future you’re electrician can get to your project immediately and fix the problem before it gets worse.
Bonus: If the electrical company has a live person in the office available 24/7 you are substantially more likely to get taken care of if the need arises.
Another factor to keep in mind is emergency response time. Many companies say they are open 24/7 but take ages to mobilize to your home or business while others such as VPC Electric can be on the job within two hours of your phone call. When interviewing electrical contractors makes sure to ask about their service response time for emergency situations.
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