4 tips to help you find an electrician
For your electrical work, you are looking for a competent and cheap electrician. You do not know any? Do not panic ! In 4 points, we explain how to select the right company at the right price.
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1: Before finding the electrician of your dreams, define the work to be done
Be specific in the description of your work. Specify for example the number of parts involved, their surfaces, etc.
The electrical craftsman will need details to calculate his price. Without these details, he risks producing a low estimate. Do not forget ! When it’s blurry, there’s a wolf.
2: select electricity companies
Every year, 1/4 of house fires are of electrical origin 1 . It is therefore necessary to choose real professionals to carry out your work.
What are the pitfalls to avoid ?
Flyers distributed in your mailbox.
Promises of immediate quotes.
The first results on the search engines.
To find an electrician, list the professionals located near your home (less travel costs).
Meet them if possible in their premises, it is a way to get an idea of their seriousness.
Privilege companies with QUALIFELEC type labels (this label guarantees the skills of the electricity companies).
Do not neglect word of mouth:
Ask your neighbors, they may know a good electrician.
During your search, consult the reviews on the internet.
In any case, avoid black work for your electrical work. It is illegal and it engages your responsibility. What will you do in case of damage caused to you by a Sunday electrician? Or worse, if it hurts? You will not be covered by any insurance, so do not try the devil!
3: Ask a quote from several professionals
Getting a quote from two companies is a minimum to find a good electrician craftsman.
This must specify:
The identification number of the company (Kbis).
The start date and the estimated duration of the work.
The detailed breakdown of each service
The total sum to pay HT and TTC.
Beware of too low a price, it can reveal sloppy or undeclared work.
4: Before signing, check the insurance
A final check is required before you commit. Ask your electrician for an up-to-date statement of his professional liability insurance.
This compulsory insurance covers the risks in the event of damage caused to you during the work, up to ten years after their completion.
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And now, in 4 steps, you now know how to find a qualified electrician at the best price. You can now start your electrical work with confidence and safety!