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What to Look for When Choosing an Electrician

If you are in need of major electrical repairs or would like to upgrade various systems within your property, it can be difficult to determine which electricians are worth contacting. While there are many electricians available, it is crucial to assess multiple providers and determine which options stand above the rest. As a leading provider of commercial and residential electrical services including repairs, maintenance, and installation, the team at Expert Electric knows how important it is to choose the right provider for your project. That is why we have provided some information outlining what to look for when choosing an electrician to help you accurately assess your options before making a final decision.

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3 Qualities to Look for in an Electrician

When looking at your options for an electrician, be sure to look for the following qualities:

1. Experienced Red Seal Electricians

Experience is crucial for any electrical project regardless of the size or complexity. While many providers have teams of journeyman electricians, few can claim to have a team that consists solely of red seal electricians. Red seal electricians have completed a 4-year apprenticeship program, over 6,000 hours of on-the-job training, and passed their Red Seal Inter-Provincial (IP) exam. This ensures that they have the knowledge and experience required to complete any job to national standards regardless of the province or territory they are working in. When you choose a provider that only hires experienced Red Seal electricians, you are ensuring consistently high quality and peace of mind for your project.

2. Positive Reviews and References

Customer reviews, testimonials, and references are a clear indicator of an electrician’s commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. If an electrician has a collection of mostly positive reviews and can provide references upon request, they are likely worth hiring to complete your project. Alternatively, if an electrician has a collection of negative reviews or refuses to provide references for previous projects, they are likely not worth pursuing.

3. A Variety of Services

While specialists can be useful, they may not be able to handle every element of your electrical project with the same level of proficiency. Electrical repairs, maintenance, and installation projects can be deceptively complex as they may require additional work to be performed on other areas of your property. That is why it is worth looking for an electrician that offers a variety of services and a proven track record for complex projects. This will ensure that your project is completed properly whether it involves light fixtures, outlets, electric heating systems, exhaust fans, or a combination of various elements.

To learn more about our commercial and residential electrical services, get in touch with the team at Expert Electric. We can be reached by phone at 604-681-8338 or through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your project.