Choosing an electrician can be tricky business, especially if you live in a larger area with more local companies that can help. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to find and pick out a great electrician in St Louis, so you can choose the best for your needs. For more information, check out the provided following information.
Location: It is always a good idea to check the location of the electrician because some of them charge you per mile for house calls. While many companies do visit for free, you do want to make sure you know the travel rates if there are any. Some electric repair companies will charge for people outside of a certain distance, (such as more than 20 minutes) and visit for free for someone else.
Rates: You also want to pay attention to rates, but keep in mind that sometimes what you pay for is what you get. A journeyman electrician will obviously charge less than a master electrician, but the quality may be a little lower because the electrician doesn’t have the experience. If you just need basic work, remember to compare the rates from every available contractor in your area, and choose the one that best suits your budget needs.
St. Louis Electricians
|Electricians in St. Louis|| Phone Number
|Gardner Electrical Services||314-544-1100|
|Power House Electric||314-732-1148|
Licensing: Most states require electricians to have licensing in order to operate but sometimes (rarely) you will see people offering electrical repair and installation services without this license. In order to legally hire an electrician who is certified to follow the safety codes and regulations required by your state, you have to ensure that they have proper state licensing. You can also ask them for their training credentials and then check up with the organization or school where they learned (you can do this very easily online) to verify that they have proper training. While this sounds complex, it usually takes a few minutes to ask about licensing and training, and another few minutes to look up the school online.
Reputation: It is always a good idea to ask around, look the electrician up on Yelp, and Google an electrician before you hire them. Once again, this only takes a few minutes (in the case of Yelp/Google) and gives you a good idea of what you are getting into. If the electrician has a lot of bad hype, you obviously know to stay away.
St. Louis Electrical Resources
Emergency Services: If you don’t live in an apartment then it may be a good idea to check around for a STL electrician you can keep on call for emergency repair. If your breakers or heater go out in the middle of the night, you want to know that someone can come and fix it for you. While many electricians do not offer this type of service, one who does is well worth what they charge for it. Consider calling around, checking websites for ’emergency’ or ‘after hours’ policies, and ask in person to see if it’s possible.
Many areas have two or more St Louis electricians available for work but choosing one is not always difficult. Your main criteria should be the rates, licensing, and reputation of your chosen St. Louis electrician.