What to Look for When Hiring an Electrician in Rockwall

When you need electrical work done on your Rockwall home, you might not know where to begin when searching for the perfect RockwallElectrician. How do you know that the one you choose will be professional and get the job done the right way? Electrical work on your Rockwall home is always something that somebody who is certified in electrical work should do. When electrical work is not done properly, it might not be apparent until it is too late. Many times the electrical work will be functioning properly, but can malfunction later on down the road. When hiring an electrician you will want to follow these simple tips.

Collect References

The opinions of your friends, family, and co-workers can go a long way. Ask any homeowner that you know if they have any input on an electrician in the Rockwall area that they would recommend. Also, it would not hurt to ask if they have had a bad experience with any local electricians in the area. Make note of the companies that they have recommended that you contact – or do not recommend – for your electrical work. Also, be sure to make a note of what electrical work or wiring they got done from the recommended electricians.

Research, Research, Research

After collecting the references your friends, family, and co-workers have recommended. Do your research. Check their websites if they have them and check customer reviews on the internet to get a feel of the professionalism and their overall business. You can then narrow down your choices based on what you have found on the internet.

Check Licenses and Other Paperwork

Do not hire someone without checking that they are indeed licensed to perform electrical wiring and other electrical work in your home. Hiring an electrician that has great insurance is also a must. This means that if in the event of an electrical fire from electrical work that they worked on, they will cover the cost of damages, etc.

Interview Possible Candidates

You can do this either on the phone or in person. Ask about their past electrical work that they have done, and if they have references. Pay attention to the professionalism and courteousness of the representative that you talk to, too. A lot of the time, the manners of the customer service representative will give you an idea of how the electrician will act in your home.

Take your Time Choosing

Hiring an electrician that is going to get the job done the right way, the first time, with the best manners and upstanding professionalism most likely is not going to happen with the first electrician you find. Asking around, doing your research and conducting your interview will take time.

Another thing to consider when searching for a reputable electrician in the Rockwall area, sometimes the cheapest price is not the best, and the companies that offer “unbeatable” deals may not do as well of a job as another company who has the reviews to back it up. Cheaper is not always the best option, and when it comes to electrical work within your home, you only want the best.

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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.