There are many areas around your home that require TLC. While it may be extremely rewarding to paint your child’s bedroom, you can enjoy saving money by doing your own steam carpet cleaning and spraying for pests is more convenient than waiting in a 4 hour window for a pest control company; there are some projects best left to the professionals. Burley Electrical Services outlines why it’s best to call out an electrician for electrical work and how to choose the best electrician for you.
DIY Electrical Work VS Hiring an Electrician
1. City Permits & Building Inspections
After you paint your living room or even tile a kitchen backsplash, no-one comes by afterwards to check up on your work. Permits are not needed for painting a child’s bedroom and inspectors don’t need to approve the tile work. Electrical work does require permits and inspections. Rather than the frustration of dealing with the process, electricians like Burley Electrical know what is required and will get the permit “finalled” quickly.
2. Electricians Are Much More Knowledgeable
You hire tradesmen and other professionals because we can do things you cannot do. You typically wouldn’t try to fly your own plane or sue someone in court. As you likely know little about how electricity works, it’s best to hire a professional who is trained in that field.
3. Electrical Work is Dangerous
200 amps are enough to kill you and that is what most homes have coming into their service panels but even 15A or 20A can kill you depending on the conditions. Why risk it when you can hire a professional who is going to maintain the highest safety standards at all times?
4. Electricians Do it Right the First Time
While deciding you don’t like the color paint you chose for your kids room is no big deal, doing electrical work wrong is not only dangerous but time consuming. You have better things to do such as spending time with your family than undertaking trial and error when attempting electrical work. We definitely don’t recommend this.
What to Look for When Hiring an Electrician
Electrical License & Insurance
The most important factor when choosing an electrician is whether they are licensed. A license is your guarantee that the electrical contractor has completed the necessary training courses and practical work experience to perform the work safely and correctly. It is a good idea to ask to see the electrician’s license. Make sure it is current and covers the type of work you need done as some electrical licenses carry restrictions. It is also important to make sure the electrician carries all the necessary insurance. You can ask to see copies of current policies to make sure they have not expired.
Qualifications & Experience
Not all electricians are equal. Many will have additional qualifications or experience in different areas of electrical work, and some may even have accreditations. Choosing a Master Electrician like Burley Electrical gives you a guarantee that we have at least 3 years experience and must offer a 12 month warranty on workmanship. In short, using a Master Electrician ensures you will receive the highest standard of workmanship and electrical safety at all time.
Referrals & Recommendations
A recommendation from someone whose opinion you value can be invaluable when choosing any type of service professional. Knowing that they have had a positive experience with an electrician, and been satisfied with the level of service and workmanship they received is a great endorsement. If you cannot get a recommendation, you can ask the electrician if they have any references.
Professional Attitude & Communication
Nobody enjoys dealing with a tradesman who has a bad attitude or performs sloppy workmanship. Take note if electrician arrives for the quote on time. If they are held up, did they ring ahead and advise that they would be late? Communication is vitally important. You need to be confident there will be no miscommunications during the project. A professional appearance and attitude is usually reflected in the quality of the workmanship provided.
Checklist for Choosing an Electrician
– Licenses and insurances – Burley Electrical Services is current on all licensing and insurance
– Professional attitude and appearance – Burley Electrical Services requires employees to wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles and undergo background checks and drug testing
– Fair and competitive quote
– Experience – Burley Electrical Services has been performing electrical work in South Florida since 1984!
– Referrals and recommendations
Electrical Wiring Services in Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
No matter what electrical work you need completed around your South Florida home or business, call Burley Electrical Services and let our experts complete the work to keep your home and loved ones safe and your electrical systems running efficiently. Contact us today!