There are plenty of do it yourself projects a competent home owner can take on in order to save a few dollars, but working with anything electrical should not be in the mix. Too much can go wrong, either from a safety or house powering situation, so searching the electrical companies for a reliable contractor is in your best interest. From a regional standpoint when seeking an electrician Seattle has plenty of options. All it takes is a little investigation to find the right contractor for your needs.
Start with the obvious
Who does your neighbor use when they have electrical projects that need completing? Electricians rely a great deal on word of mouth due to the nature of the industry, and someone with a solid reputation for performing great work, at great prices, and within a reasonable time that doesn’t horribly disrupt the lives of their customers is someone in great demand. On the other hand, electricians with poor reputations rely on a constant stream of new customers to pay the bills, but eventually, word gets out.
You can also check with the better business bureau and provide them with your possible electrician’s name, business info, and tax ID if you have it. They will have a record of all complaints against them, and in some cases, customer feedback in a positive sense.
Try a larger firm
If seeking an independent contractor is not in your cards, try an electrician Seattle companies have hired to be a full time staffer. These electricians are often insured for more money, and have a greater expanse of tools at their disposal, either in materials or in experience. Electrical companies tend to hire seasoned professionals who are nearing retirement and no longer wish to manage their own businesses- not because they are incompetent, but because they would much rather work face to face with customers and leave the administrative work to someone else.
Ask for references on the companies, and perhaps give them a bit of information about yourself. You may to let a potential contracting company know that you have pets that might get in the way of an electrician, or small children who are naturally curious. These shouldn’t be removed from the home in order to satisfy a temporary visitor, so make sure you are assigned a contractor who works well in such situations.
Your first time with a new electrical contractor is always going to be untested, but once you have one that works well with you and does good work, be sure to keep their number. You never know when you might have to call them again.