Electricity is potentially dangerous and it is always recommended that you hire an electrical services expert when you need any electrical work carried out. Whether you need to mend a line, replace a socket, rewire your house or premises you should contract an approved electrical services professional. However, identifying a good electric service provider is not easy.
Ask the provider how long they have been in business. Generally, the longer they been in business the better because this proves that they are not just starting out. Ask the provider whether they are approved. The most important certification as far as electricians are concerned is the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) certification.
NICEIC offer certification services as well as support to electrical contractors and numerous other trades within the construction industry. More than 25,000 contractors are registered with NICEIC. Ask the provider for any other credentials and references from past clients. This is common sense but surprisingly, many people fail to ask this question. Academic and professional credentials as well as references can help you learn a great deal about a provider.
Be sure that your contractor is familiar with all local and national regulations. Many projects require permits and inspections. An experienced electrical services provider will be able to advice you on the permits needed and ensure that your project passes any necessary inspections.