How to Spot a Bad Electrician
This is not a complete list, however, we hope that knowing what to look for will help when hiring an electrical contractor and ensuring you hire the right person for the job because the safety of your home, your family, and yourself all depend on the quality of the electrician you hire.
1. Reschedule Constantly
Electricians who call to reschedule constantly, is not something that should happen. This is unreliable service. Electricians work in the service field, and being unreliable when scheduling coming to a customers home is a big problem. Sometimes, things to do come up, however, if it constantly happens that is bad service. If an electrician has rescheduled more than twice you should find another electrical contractor. At Daniels Electric we pride ourselves in answering and returning calls in a timely manner. We respond to emails quickly and we strive to be courteous to everyone we come into contact with.
2. Poor Appearance
Electricians should take pride in their appearance when showing up to a customers home. If the electrician comes your home disheveled and unkempt this is a bad sign. If the electrician does not take pride in his appearance, how can sed electrician take pride in their work? Keep in mind electrical work is not the easiest or the cleanest so yes electricians will get dirty, however, there is a line between being unkempt and showing wear and tear from working. At Daniel’s Electric we strive to the best at what we do, this means always showing up and showing up looking professional.
An electrician should always be fully prepared with all the tools necessary to complete the job. Electricians who have to constantly make trips to the hardware store for supplies can not only waste your time, but the electricians as well. Electricians do need supplies at times, however, when the trips to the hardware store exceeds two for one project, the electrician is unprofessional and unprepared and you should find a more qualified electrician.
4. Unprofessional Attitude
A customer should never feel bad for asking questions. If you ever get an electrician who sighs or rolls their eyes or some other act that shows frustration, move on. You as the customer should never feel inadequate for querying about the services being done.
5. Poor Quality of Work
Exposed wires? Sparks? Electricians have strict codes to follow and should never cut corners. The electrical code is in place to ensure safety of not only the electrician but the home/business owner. If the quality of work is not good then the safety is not there.
We have also written an article about 5 more ways to spot a bad electrician and you can read that article here