Finding your Rock Star Electrician: What to Look Out For

Looking for a dependable electrician is an important aspect to owning a home. Having someone reliable and knowledgeable in that area will allow you to get the results you need as fast as you possibly can. Hiring anyone that will come and work inside your home takes time and research because you are trusting them with the well-being of your home and family. An electrician that lacks focus can cause you more headaches in the future than you could even imagine. One bad move from an inexperienced electrician can put a serious dent in your pockets so when you are going through the hiring process be mindful of a few things before you actually pull the trigger.

You want to hire skilled and experienced electricians. The more work they can show you the more comfortable you will feel with them coming into your home and doing the job. This does not mean someone who is just receiving their contractor’s license lacks experience but if you want the best quality make sure you are aware of all their experience beforehand. A good electrician will be able to show you any and everything you ask for pertaining to their background and the people who work with him background as well.

Important Questions to Ask

Are you an insured, licensed and bonded electrician?residential-electrician

This one question will eliminate all the faulty electricians you may come in contact with. Knowing if they have insurance and what it actually covers is very important before getting started on a big electrical job. When your electrician has all of these it helps legitimize their work and protects you if anything goes wrong during the time frame of the work.

Are you doing the work alone?

Knowing who exactly will be coming to do the work in your home needs to be addressed. Some contractors focus on other aspect of development so they bring in electricians to do specific work. If this is the case you have to make sure the person or persons they have are all licensed and covered by the companies insurance. If this is not the case you will need to make the decision if those are the people you want working on your home. Financially this may save you in the long run.

Is there a warranty on the work?

Ask about the warranty and what all it covers. You need to know if it just covers labor or parts and how exactly long you have to utilize it.

Having electric work done to your home can be very expensive if not done correctly the first time. Making sure you hire the best electrician in your budget will keep you away from headaches. Asking these questions will help you decipher through the many candidates but it is also important to do your own independent research on the electrician you wish to hire. Make sure they are up to National Electrical Code standards. A good business will be up to date and you will be able to move forward in getting the job done.

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  • Over 30 Years Of Experience
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Barney Messenger is a Rockwall Electrician Serving Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Kauffman counties

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Cale Watts
Cale Watts

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I submitted an online request at 9pm one evening for some electrical work I needed on a newly constructed patio cover. Barney called me around 7:30am the following morning! Now that's a fast response time! The work needed to be completed asap and had to be coordinated with my builder. They coordinated perfectly with my builder's schedule. They got the work done fast. And this was all done with very short notice!  They were prompt, professional, courteous, and very informative. They even gave me free advice on a non-related issue that is going to save me hundreds of dollars. They did excellent work and cleaned up afterward! I will definitely be using them on other properties and upcoming projects in the near future.  I highly recommend Barney's Electric! 

 

Joanna Rich
Joanna Rich

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I'm new to Rockwall and needed an electrician out as soon as possible due to a circuit breaker not turning back on. Jason worked with me on timing to make sure he was here before the AC company - arriving at my home within two hours of my first contact! Amazing service and they will be my first call for any future electrical work.

Nelda Gillilan
Nelda Gillilan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Barney's Electric is professional, friendly, and timely. Barney and Jason both were great at repairing our electrical problem today. We are pleased to have found them and will be using Barney in the future for any electrical services we need. Thank you, Barney and Jason.