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How can you find an electrician to repair your home's wiring?

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To find a reliable electrician, research several companies, consult customer reviews, receive several quotes and obtain a written contract before allowing anyone to commence work. Ensure the company is licensed, bonded and insured before the contract is signed.

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To find a reliable and trustworthy company to perform electrical work:

  1. Research
  2. Research the available companies in the area and their reputations. Friends and family, online review pages, the companies' websites and professional organizations such as the Better Business Bureau are all places to research an electrician's reputation. Also ensure that the companies are licensed, insured and bonded.

  3. Get quotes
  4. Many organizations offer free quotes for desired work, so consult several companies and shop around. During the shopping process, take the opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for who will perform the work. Ask questions about the work they intend to do and how difficult they think the job will be. Be wary of pushy salespeople and avoid making a rushed decision.

  5. Obtain a contract
  6. Before hiring a company to perform any work, ask for a written contract and review and understand the terms and scope of work. Some companies will ask for a deposit before they commence work, but avoid organizations that ask for full payment before any work starts.

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