For any commercial building, electricity is considered an essential utility. Business processes need uninterrupted flow of electricity. To ensure this, a qualified commercial electrician must be hired to deal with maintenance and installation. The process of hiring can be tedious but below are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.
Review their qualification
Before commencing the search you must first review your requirements. Having a list of needs makes it easier to narrow down your options depending on the services offered. With a list it is easy to eliminate the firms that do not offer the services you need.
Ask for references
Before making a decision, ask for at least three references who can verify the firm’s previous work and their customer service performance. Take the time to contact them either via telephone or email. Have detailed questions to ask each of them. If any firm has a bad report, probe for more information.
Electricity is crucial in most commercial buildings. You never know when you might need their services, you should, therefore, give more weight to a service provider who has emergency services.
Different service providers will have different estimates for the same job. Once you have narrowed down your list of potential firms ask for estimates. On the estimate, check the quality of materials as well as the fee that they charge for their service. There should be a balance between quality of materials and price charged. Compare the estimates to how much you had budgeted. You can negotiate for a more competitive price.
Have a written contract
A handshake is not enough. For legal purposes and other reasons as well have your lawyers draw up a contract. Before signing, it read it in depth. Familiarize with the terms of payments since they differ from one contractor to another.
Choosing a commercial electrical contractor is not an easy task, it takes time and it involves a lot of research. Never settle for the first service provider. For more information on electrical wiring services, contact C&J Electrical Services today.