1) Are you Licensed?
Not all municipalities require a person installing electrical wiring to be licensed..(see the ‘Electrical Terms to be Familiar with‘ post). However, having a valid license is a sign the electrician knows what he is doing, and is absolutely required by law in the City in most instances. If you are unsure if you need a licensed electrician, call us under no obligation and ask us. We won’t steer you wrong and will give you the facts. You may find out you can do it yourself. Licenses can be verified by calling the City Codes department.
2) Are you Insured ?
Insurance is a good idea for any contractor to have and certainly, electrical work is on that list. If something should go wrong on your job that the electrician is at fault for, you might be financially reimbursed for your loss. Proof of insurance is maintained on file with the City for license holders.
3) How would you go about estimating my job?
The contractor should be prepared to give you a price for the job, even if that means an hourly rate. At Kelley Electrical Services we will either give you a firm price or an estimate of the time it will take.
4) What experiences do you have with projects similar to mine?
Experience and references are the best indication of future performance.
5) What can you tell me about my project that I may not have considered?
Having an in depth knowledge of the kind of project you are considering shows the competency and experience of the contractor.