If your boss has assigned you the task of looking for a Commercial Electrician, there are going to be some things he/she will want to know. A commercial electrician is very different from one that handles residential jobs; and so, looking for one who specifically handles commercial or industrial electrical jobs is what you should be focusing on.
This will ensure you end up saving considerable amount of money, time and trouble in the long term. If you are looking for a commercial electrician, your boss is sure to want to know a few basic things, before you actually hire one:
- Certification– As mentioned earlier, commercial electrical installations are very different from ones on residential properties. The electrician you hire should be able to install, maintain as well as repair electrical equipment in an efficient and safe manner.
- Recommendations– Every credible electrical company will have an online presence; and it’s not difficult to get more information about its reputation and experience. You can also read reviews on social networking sites and ascertain whether the company is a well-established name. Ask family and friends for recommendations; in fact, this becomes one of the best ways to identify a good commercial electrician.
- Experience matters– This aspect goes hand-in-hand with reputation. An experienced company need not always have the best reputation and vice versa. When you manage commercial premises, you can’t really afford to have a very lengthy downtime on any electrical installation. That can impact your reputation and profitability. When you hire an electrician who has been operating in this field for a very long time, they will be able to tackle every job very efficiently, which helps reduce the downtime.
- Knowledge– A commercial electrician is specifically trained to deal with various electrical issues that crop up in a commercial property. The rules and regulations related to electrical installations in commercial spaces are far more complex in comparison to residential ones; the electrician’s job in the former carries far more risk. The personnel should also be able to handle the job in an unobtrusive manner, without disturbing the workings on your premises. They should also be able to tackle various jobs including Emergency lighting, Power lighting as well as Phone and Data
Other things to focus on
While all these things are important, your boss will also expect you to get quotes from multiple contractors. This will help with comparing pricing for similar services. Check what is included in the quote and what isn’t. While pricing is important, it’s also important to match that up with the quality of materials and workmanship the company provides.
While you wouldn’t be able to ascertain what the quality of the job will be unless you actually hire the electrician, customer reviews will give you an idea about the quality of the services the company provides. Your boss will also want to know whether the company is insured and licensed and whether they have worker’s compensation, apart from liability coverage.
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