Bad wiring is a common cause of fire and we all know how devastating it can be. That’s why you have to take your time reviewing your options before hiring an electrician.
Licensing and Insurance Coverage
First off, check whether the electrician you may be eyeing is licensed. This is your assurance that the contractor has completed all state-required courses and practical work that allow him to do his job correctly and safely. If they tell you they’re licensed, ask for proof, and make sure it’s current and cover the type of electrical work you need. Keep in mind that some electrical licensed carry restrictions. Also ensure that the electrician has both workman’s compensation and liability insurance. Again, if they claim they’re covered, ask to see evidence. If you’re in Montreal, you can trust Ozen Electrique, a licensed and insured electrical contractor that can give you all the security you need.
It’s always a good idea to ask for at least three quotes from different electricians (more than three can be confusing). You need to describe to them work you want them to do, as carefully and correctly as possible. In exchange, they should give you a quote with a complete breakdown of prices. When you have all three quotes, sit down and compare them, and find the one that best matches your needs, standards and budget. If you’re in Montreal, you can approach Ozen Electrique and they will be more than glad to give you a quote.
As you may know, not all electricians are the same. There are those who are more qualified and experienced than the others, with some even having accreditation by specific industry bodies. Hiring a Master Electrician, for example, means you have a pro who with no less than three years of experience and who offers a 12-month warranty on workmanship. This type of electrician is your best choice when it comes to workmanship and electrical safety. A good number of organizations also offer accreditation in the field of energy efficiency. With skyrocketing electricity costs nowadays, you may want to use an electrician who has this type of accreditation. When it comes to electrical work in Montreal, Ozen Electrique is one of the most trusted names.
Asking for referrals from people you trust is a good way to find the right electrician for yoru needs. Because someone you actually know is telling you that this particular electrician is a good find, you don’t have to spend so much time searching for information about him. If getting a recommendation is impossible for some reason (for example, you’re new in town and don’t know many people), just ask your prospect for references and be sure to speak to them. Let them tell you what they liked about the tradesman and whether they would hire him again for future projects. If you’re in Montreal, Ozen Electrique is one of the best options you have.
[Who wants to deal with an electrician who is moody or shows bad workmanship? It’s a must that you are comfortable with this contractor for your project’s sake. A professional electrician is also time-conscious and will call you if they know they will be late. With Ozen Electrique, professionalism is a given.