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
Services:
  • Solar Power for Your Home
  • Generators & Alternate Power
  • Circuits Added
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  • Phone, TV, Cabling
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  • Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Trouble-Shooting & Repairs
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  • Swimming Pool/Spa Lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • Service/Wiring Upgrades
  • Meter Base Changes
  • AFCI's & GFCI's
  • CSST Bonding & Grounding
Barney Messenger is a Rockwall Electrician Serving Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Kauffman counties

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Douglas French
Douglas French

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 weeks ago

Barney's Guys (Jason and Victor) came out for a little fix it and wire pulling at my home. They showed up went to work and completed the job without interruption, which can be rare with some service groups. I was actually impressed with the fact that when their phones rang, they didn't answer them . Very old school customer oriented. Definitely use them again and recommend them. Barney followed up and was completely in touch with us and crew the entire process, from bid to completion.

Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I called this company and spoke with the owner. My outlet outside had quit working and I was having an outdoor party the next day. He walked us through trouble shooting and was able to fix the problem over the phone saving us $$$$$ from having someone come out. Much appreciated!! Will call again and recommend to friends and family.

Morgan Crawford
Morgan Crawford

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I used Barney's Electric to update old light fixtures / install new light fixtures at my house. Barney's Electric is hands down the best electric company to hire! The technicians are so unbelievable professional, knowledgeable and helpful!! I was very pleased with the electrical services they provided and how fast they were able to come out. They absolutely take care of every customer job, LARGE or SMALL. I will call them every time I need an electrical job done.