If you are building a new home or renovating your existing home, one of the first things you may need to consider is getting the right electrician for the job. In New York, there are many qualified electricians available. Finding them can be as easy as going online or walking into a local office. The electrician you choose should have years of experience and be able to demonstrate his skills in the installation of both new and old residential and commercial electrical systems. Here are some tips for choosing a good electrician:
* Call us. When you are ready to start the process of hiring electrician services, it is important to call us to make sure that you will be working with a licensed and insured professional. This will ensure that your electrical contractor will be held financially responsible for any damages caused by his negligence. You may also call us to check on the status of an existing electrical contractor if you want to change companies. Either way, you can use the phone number listed on our website to speak with someone about your concerns before making the ultimate decision.
* Review training information. When hiring electricians for residential or commercial electrical services, it is important to do a thorough background review of their education, training and licensing. Make sure that the potential electrician services provider has taken all educational courses, passed all necessary examinations and has been licensed in order to provide quality electrical services.
* Review outlets. Contact an electrician services provider to identify his service locations in New York City. Even if your home is older homes, the electricians servicing older homes will have different tools and equipment. Contact more than one outlet to learn more about the variety of services offered.
* Review codes. A qualified electrician services provider will know about zoning regulations, which often regulate that electricians are allowed to work in a particular part of the city. Check the New York City electrical code at any sign of an electrician. Not only can this be used as a reference when it comes time to hire electricians, but it can help homeowners avoid fines that can result from ignoring NYC’s building codes.
* Review utility codes. Some electrician services may install and wire household appliances, including computers and digital TV sets, according to local electrical codes. Make sure you check this out before the installation begins. If not, you could experience unanticipated problems, including backfeeding, excessive noise or even damage to your home’s wiring system. Contact a qualified provider to find out if the particular type of circuit breakers and wiring the electrician services is required by your local building codes.