When you choose an electrician for your home, then you always want to choose only the best electrician for this work. But many time people make a lot of mistakes while choosing an electrician and as a result of that they do not get the expected service from their electrician. Here, in this article I am going to talk about 9 Worst Mistakes People Make When Choosing An Electrician for any kind of electrical work.
Not checking the experience of the company:
Without any doubt this is one of the biggest mistakes that many people make while choosing an electrician. You need to understand that electrician can solve few electrical problems only with the help of their experience. So, if you will choose a non experienced electrician for your electrical work, then you will not be able to get the best output from him. So, it is strongly recommended that when you choose an electrician for any of the electrical work in your, then you choose someone who has nice experience in this field.
Not checking the licenses:
In Singapore special licensees are required for doing any kind of electricity work, but sometime people do not check the license of the electrician before hiring and that is one of the worst mistakes in the selection of electrician. If you will choose an electrician without checking the licenses then you might face a lot of complications because of this selection. To avoid any of these complications it is strongly recommended that when you choose any electrician for your electrical work, then you check all the required licenses and if you get the licenses, then only take the services from that electrician for the electrical work.
Not checking the permit:
Sometime people relate license with permit and that’s why they do not ask anything about the permit while hiring an electrician. This is also one of the biggest mistakes that a lot of people do in this process and they get a lot of complications with it. Any electrician would get its license only after passing the test for same, but as far as permit is concerned electrician get this permit by building inspector. Also, any electrician get this permit only if he follows the standard protocol and regulation set by the building codes. So, when you choose one make sure you follow this rule as well to get a reputable electrician for any of your electricity work.
Hiring a non insured electrician:
This is one of the riskiest works in the world and electrician can face an accident because of n number of reasons and hiring a non insured technician for your electrical work can be one of the worst mistakes by you. If your electrician is not insured and he meets an accident, then you will have to bear all the responsibility including medical bills and other expenses. However, you need to worry about this issue while having insured electrician. So, it is a good idea that your hire only an electrician that has all kind of insurance.
Not talking about payment in advance:
Not talking about the payment in advance is another big mistake that many people make very often and they get so many complications with it. I firmly believe you have no intention to face any conflict in the payment part after taking the services of an electrician. Hence, it is a good idea that while hiring an electrician you shall talk about the money before hiring them. Also, it is strongly recommended that you talk about the cost, you do the comparison of the cost and you do negotiation as well to reduce the cost as much as possible to have cost effective service.
Not taking detailed quote on paper:
Many people talk about the electricity work, they talk about the money and they hire the electrician without taking the proper and detailed quotes on paper. I would say this is one of the biggest mistakes because you remain helpless in case of any conflicts. However, if you have the detailed quote on paper, then you can always ask your electrician to do the work according to that detailed quote. Hence, it is necessary that before you give the order ask for a detailed quote and give the work to your contractor accordingly
Not checking the reviews:
An electrician can say so many things about himself and if you will trust on everything that he says, then it will be your mistake. You have to keep this basic thing in your mind that any service provider will never say anything negative about its work, and you can know about the quality of work only with the help of reviews. So, I would urge you not to make this mistake and I would encourage you to check the reviews before hiring any electrician for the electrical work.
Giving contract on phone:
Checking reviews on the internet and talking about the services on phone is one thing, but if you will give the contract to electrician on phone then it will be a big mistake by you. To avoid this complication it is strongly resounded that before giving the contract you meet the electrician and if possible you check some of the previous works as well. This one to one talk and checking of previous references will help you get a trustworthy electrician and you will be able to have the best output from them.
Not asking for the warranty on work:
Although a good and reputable electrician would always offer a respectable and acceptable warranty to you on its work, but if you are not getting it then it will be a mistake from your side. So, I would say that if before hiring an electrician for your electrical work it is necessary that you ask for the warranty on the work. If you are getting warranty on it then you can trust that electrician, then it is good else I would suggest you to choose some other electrician for this work.