How to Hire a Qualified Electrician

How to Hire a Qualified Electrician

Are you looking to hire a qualified electrician to perform work at your home?

Canadians spend an average of $10,211 on home renovations each year. Approximately 50 percent of that amount is on maintenance costs.

The electrical system is crucial to the comfort of you and your guests inside your home, but how can you find the best electrician when you need one?

Read on to learn how to find a qualified electrician for your home!

Qualifications and Experience

Your electrician should be an experienced tradesman with qualifications that stand out from the competition.

You can learn a lot about an electrician before you hire him or her by reading their work history and reviews online.

If you can’t find the information you want on their website, you can perform an internet search to find out more about when they earned their license.

Canada’s Contractor Registry is a great resource to learn whether an electrician has had any disciplinary history in their past.

Good Communication Skills

Whether you are hiring an electrician to perform complicated electrical work or something minor, you need one with good communication skills.

During the scope of your project, you will be speaking to your electrician via phone, text, or email.

When there is strong communication between you and your electrician, it can help keep your project moving along smoothly.

When there is poor communication, work may be completed incorrectly or your project could come to a standstill.

Before you hire an electrician, pay attention to how that person communicates with you and reacts to your questions about their business.

Is your prospective contractor acting patiently to address all your concerns to your satisfaction? Are they taking the time to explain why they recommend certain work for your project?

If the answer is ‘no’ to either one of those questions, you should probably look elsewhere for a professional with better communication skills.

Honesty and Integrity

Honesty and integrity are essential qualities for an electrician and all other professionals working in your house.

For example, an electrician’s written estimate should give you a fair price for their work.

You should also be confident that the electrical work will not cause damage to your home.

If an electrician hasn’t done a good job, this can put your home at risk of damage through no fault of your own.

Wrapping Up: Find The Best Electrician

The electrician you hire to work in your home should be someone that your trust and who does good work.

Sometimes, creating a list of quality electricians can also be a challenge at the outset of your search.

At Phyxter, we are your online source for on-demand home services across Canada.

We are in Toronto, Ontario, but have a digital database of qualified professionals to take care of your home’s needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you find a qualified professional for your job!

Jake Gibson

CEO @ Phyxter and HVAC Guru

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Phyxter (pronounced Fix-ter) is a national home services brand specializing in Residential HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing solutions.

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