Have your lights been flickering way too much recently? Maybe there’s this really bad smell of burning plastics each time you turn on a particular socket in your home? Perhaps a few of your home appliances have already fallen victim to the electric surges that happen at home? Well, if any and all of these cases, one thing’s very apparent – it’s high time you hired an electrician.
Look, your electrics aren’t going to fix themselves. If anything, the electricity will only get worse unless you get it fixed. How bad can things get? Well, if your burning home appliances weren’t enough to raise some concern, your house may catch fire in the end. Yes, a lot of house fires happen because of faulty electricity. You can’t hire just anyone to fix these problems either. Here are a few things to check for when hiring an electrician.
Do They Have a License?
This is important, even more, important than the number of years a certain electrician has been doing the job. Let’s put it this way; on one hand, you have a senior electrician without a license and on the other, you have a relatively new one but with a license and a company that they work for. The latter would be the better option since they’re registered and recognized as electricians by some governing body. Should anything happen to them during the job, it’s not going to be your problem.
Do They Have References Linked to Them?
When hiring any new service, it makes sense to check if they have happy customers. You can read testimonials on their website or you could just check the kind of reviews they got on websites that rate services to know if they’re worth hiring.