An important decision is hiring the right electrician due to them working on systems that affect almost every aspect of your home. Always get several bids to be sure you are getting the best service for the right price.
Here are some item you should ask a potential electrician about:
Education being up to date. A company that is reputable will require their staff to attend training courses regularly and stay up to date on the National Electrical Code.
Permit pulling. Majority of counties require a permit when a home’s main electrical equipment is being replaced or a large amount of rewiring is being done.
What are their specializations? You want to be sure to hire the right company and since many specialize in different scopes or areas of work, it is important to ask this. For instance, if you plan on only doing some minor electrical work in your home, it would be a waste calling a commercial electrician that specializes in large building wiring.
Ask who the one that will be doing the work is. You need to find out if they employ apprentices or helpers, or use subcontractors, or if they do the electrical work themselves. Be sure they will be there to supervise if they plan on using an apprentice or helper. If they use subcontractors, inquire if their insurance also covers you.
Ask about warranties. Electricians that are highly rated state that contractors that are good offer a warranty on parts and labor to show they trust their own work.
If you experience flickering lights and are unsure where the problem is coming from, call an electrician.