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What to Look for in an Electrician

How Can I Tell a Good Electrician, From a Bad One?

When you have an electrical problem, it’s always best to leave the repairs up to an experienced, trained electrician. But, with so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re receiving the very best electrical services in Birmingham? In fact, there are a few things you can look for when choosing an electrician to ensure that you’re receiving nothing but safe, reliable services.

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The number one concern with any electrical repair or installation service is safety. You’ll want to find an electrician that is licensed and insured. Why is this so important? A license proves that your electrician has completed the proper courses and practical work to provide safe, dependable services. Insurance acts as an added layer of protection for you as a home or business owner, offering invaluable peace of mind. Don’t be afraid to ask to see an electrician’s license and proof of insurance! An honest electrician will be happy to provide you with the assurance you need that your property is in good hands.


The next thing you’ll want to look for is the level of experience your potential electrician has. As with most things, the more experienced your electrician, the higher quality of service you’re likely to receive. An experienced electrician will also know how to handle common and less-common electrical problems, and will likely be more qualified to help you with custom solutions that meet your needs.


You’ll want to look for an electrician that is professional, both in terms of licensing and overall attitude. This is a person that you’re letting into your home or business and trusting with your electrical service. A true professional will keep a clean workspace, provide honest recommendations, and have a general friendly and professional demeanor.


Whether you’re having an electrical panel upgraded or you’re interested in lighting design and installation, you’ll want to be in the know throughout the duration of the project. Seek out an electrician that’s easy to get ahold of, quick to return your calls, and ready with answers to all your questions. Communication is key, and you’ll want to find an electrician that’s always available.


Remember: the cheapest electrician is likely not the best. On the other hand, your electrical service shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Look for an electrician that offers fair quotes and cost-effective solutions. Feel free to shop around for a few price estimates to get a good idea of what your service should cost.


The best way to know you’re getting the best electrical services? Recommendations from friends, colleagues, and fellow community members. A positive recommendation is the best endorsement and at AUX Home Services, we’re proud to have received numerous rave reviews from our customers. Visit our reviews page to see what your fellow community members have to say about our Birmingham electricians!

Need electrical services in the Birmingham area? Get in touch with us at 205-979-0946 to find out how we can help!

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