Who will be performing the actual work?
The person you speak to initially may not be the same person who performs the job. It’s important to ensure that the person completing the work has the skills and qualifications to complete it.
What permits are needed for this job?
Permits to complete new electrical work are distributed through the ESA. If the contractor asks you to take out the permit, this is a red flag. A licensed electrical contractor will always pull the required permits.
Do you have a warranty or service guarantee?
A quality licensed electrical contractor will back up their services because they believe in their work. At Kraun, we offer a one-year warranty on both material and installation.
Does your company have insurance?
Asking the electrician if they are fully insured is important because it protects both parties in the instances of property damage or bodily harm that might occur during a job. Without insurance, you could be liable for damages if an incident occurs.
Lastly, what is the cost?
Now that you have answers to the previous questions, it’s time to discuss the price. Most LECs offer free, no-obligation quotes for upgrades or renovations. If you need an electrical repair or have an electrical emergency, you’ll need a diagnostic call. These are typically problem-solving appointments where the electrician spends their time determining what exactly has gone wrong.
At Kraun, we offer free, no-obligation quotes for project-type jobs (renos and upgrades). For fix-type jobs (something is broken), there are two types of diagnostic visits.
- Basic Diagnostic (the electrician can diagnose the problem within one hour) - $179 plus HST
- Advanced Diagnostic (the electrician can diagnose the problem within two hours) - $259 plus HST.
Once the problem has been diagnosed, the electrician will provide a quote for the repair cost.
This is everything you need to know about hiring the correct electrical professional for your job. If you need an electrician, contact us! We’d be happy to answer all these questions and more. We can’t wait to get started.