Although much of the work of electrical services takes place behind the scenes, there’s a lot that you can learn from looking at the job once finished. A very good electrician won’t just show you their past work, they will show you pictures and maybe even brag a little. If your electrician has no certificate or traceable past, that’s a major red flag. But if you can catch that same electrician at work, then you can make a much more informed decision about what type of worker they are, what they value and prioritize, and whether you’re about to be ripped off by one of the many con-artists posing as electricians.
Little things can give you insight into how meticulous and detail-oriented they are, right down to how clean they keep their work site.
To help you in your search for the perfect electrician for your home or business, we’ve created a quick guide on what to look for when you research electricians for your new construction or residential electrical services.
Checking the Work
When you research local electricians to complete electrical services on your residence or new construction, look for professionals that take pride in their work. They’re the type that can talk to you for hours about the latest full-scale project they’ve worked on and how beautifully it turned out.
You may get a few recommendations from your contractors, and you may gain some knowledge by reading customer reviews online. However, nothing will give you more insight than actually inspecting their work with your own two eyes.
If you can get access to some of their work, here’s what to look for.
How Neat is the Electrician’s Work?
The neatness of an electrician’s work is a clue to their professionalism and attention to detail. You might expect the same from expensive leather goods, jewelry, or fine foods. Everything from the packaging to the item itself is immaculate, well thought-out, and tidy.
One doesn’t need a deep understanding of how the electrical system in their home works to perform this type of work-check, it can be as simple as assessing whether elements are aligned, straight and neat. Observe all of the outlets. Are they straight? Do they lay flush to the wall, or is one side slightly raised? Seemingly insignificant details like that will give you insight into the electrician’s attention to detail when they perform even bigger electrical services. We’ve had electricians so detail-focused that even their screws must be perfectly aligned when securing a plate to the wall.
Take a look “behind the curtain,” while the electrical services are in progress. Having a front row view of how neatly and organized the wiring is being installed leading up to outlets and service panels can tell you more about the technician’s quality of service more than their CV. Use your eyes to identify unorganized things like jumbled and twisted cables that look like they just tumbled out of a truck. A high-quality electrician will run cables neatly, side by side, in the most direct way possible because they also have a keen sense of efficiency. If what your electrician is doing seems difficult and messy, chances are the electrician is either inexperienced or is sloppy and has no qualms against cutting corners.
Being neat and orderly inherently increases safety, and it makes future repairs and upgrades easier than usual.
Now that you know what to look for in electrical services, here’s why Mister Sparky® of Myrtle Beach is the company you should have picked from the beginning.
We perform all of our electrical services neatly, with attention to detail and safety in mind. We have been providing Myrtle Beach, SC, with a full range of electrical services for decades, and there’s one primary reason why our customers return to us with projects big and small: we do it right the first time, and it doesn’t cost a shocking amount of money.
The second reason—and it’s a mammoth one—is safety.
While it is tempting and satisfying to complete tasks on your own, attempting to tackle electrical projects on your own can cause extensive and expensive damage. If you’ve never done this work before, don’t start now; and if you have but aren’t certified, consider yourself lucky and retire from this dangerous past time. “Home electricians” are known for doing work that increases the risk for failed inspections, not to mention home fires.
Doing one’s own electrical work causes so much undue risk, like the risk of electrical shock that comes with working with high voltage levels. In most residential homes, the voltage for an average power outlet is 110 volts; however, certain appliances get up to 240 volts, which is fatal, if not handled safely and properly.
When you call Mister Sparky® of Myrtle Beach, you don’t have to worry about all the dangers and complexities of your electrical task or project. You also don’t have to work in fear of encountering the hidden electrical issues you haven’t thought of. If you have an older house in the area, there’s no telling what lies behind the walls, the quality of the work done before you even moved in, and what kinds of deterioration to the electrical elements have occurred naturally over time. Experienced electricians will come to your Myrtle Beach, SC home and deliver high-quality, professional electrical services. Have questions or concerns? Our trained experts are as friendly and compassionate as they are skilled. We understand, from years of working in this state, that complex and confusing electrical issues will occur and some of the worst ones are preventable. When they do, we will analyze the situation and come up with a solution that is intelligent, effective, and successful.
We guarantee you will be pleased with the overall results. Even better, our services stretch far. Our experienced, professional, and friendly electricians at Mister Sparky® of Myrtle Beach will come to you to complete the work in your home. Sit back and relax while we take care of all your electrical needs.