When something involves electricity in your home in Oswego, Naperville, Aurora, Yorkville or Plainfield, in certain cases you might be able to install an outlet or join a couple of wires to activate something. It’s another matter when the wiring concerns a full room, a remodel or the whole house.
Much electrical work requires special training and knowledge for proper function and safety, as well as compliance with municipal code. For this reason, more-complex electrical work should be performed by a professional. Beyond ensuring function and safety, this will save you both money and frustration.
When you need service, if you don’t already have a trusted referral, you might go online and type something such as “electrical repair near me.” You’ll be presented with various options. How do you determine which is best for you?
In this discussion, we’ll consider characteristics for locating a good service provider.
Qualities of Reputable Electrical Work
As you begin your search for electrical service near Oswego, Naperville, Aurora, Yorkville or Plainfield, look for the following:
Education and training. Certified electricians will have completed a four-year apprenticeship and finished the coursework for Level 3 qualification. They will also still regularly attend training courses and keep current with the National Electrical Code, which is amended every three years.
Look for a business led by a master electrician as well. Master electrician is the industry’s highest distinction for professional knowledge and skill.
Professional Standing. Other people’s experiences with the electrician can offer you valuable insight. You may wish to check online reviews as well as the business’s record with the Better Business Bureau.
Up-to-date license. Every Illinois electrician must be licensed to perform residential and commercial electrical work. Inquire about the electrician’s license, ask for the license number and verify it has not expired. Also confirm it has not been revoked or suspended: Poor workmanship in the past can affect the status of a license.
Bonding and insurance. A reputable electrician will carry the proper bonding and insurance, including coverage for general liability and worker’s compensation.
Area of focus. Not all electricians concentrate on the same things. For example, if you want to install a new ceiling fan in your family room, you wouldn’t look to a provider that emphasizes its work on commercial buildings. Similarly, if you need wiring for an auditorium, your first contact would not be one that highlights its work with kitchen lighting.
Performance of the work. Does the licensed and bonded electrician do the work directly, or will it be assigned to an apprentice or a subcontractor? You’ll want to know this. If it will be done by someone other than a company journeyman electrician or master electrician, ensure that the worker will be properly insured and supervised.
Warranty. Does the electrician stand behind the quality of their work with a parts and labor warranty? A reputable one will.
References. If you really want to be thorough, ask for references too. A distinguished electrician will be prepared to provide them. When you follow up with the references, inquire about the quality, timeliness and fair cost of the work.
Your Local Resource for Electrical Work and Repair
Trinity Electrical Services supports Oswego, Naperville, Aurora, Yorkville and Plainfield with the licensed, bonded and insured electrical work needed for proper safety and function. The next time you’re about to type “electrical work or repair near me” online, feel free to call us first at (630) 499-1492. We’ll be glad to offer the guidance and answers you need.