If you need to have any kind of electrical work done in your home or business then you will need to hire an. An electrician is specially trained to understand how electricity works and how to safely manipulate it. You are not trained and could get hurt very badly attempting to do any electrical wiring or repairs on your own. If you do not actually get hurt doing the work yourself you do run a sever risk of causing damages to your home. Improper wiring, a short in the system, and weak system or frayed wires are all high risk for a fire. Do yourself a favor and avoid the problems and hire an electrician instead.
There are several places you can look to find a properly qualified Atlanta electrician. Start with asking around your friends and fellow co-workers. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool and if your friend was happy with work that was done chances are you will be also.
Check online and the yellow pages of the phone book for electrical contractors as well. Most licensed contractors have a business and are listed in the phone book. Do not just hire your friend’s cousin Billy Bob who might know a little about “wires.”
Another place you can check for a recommendation for an electrician is the local electrician’s union. Every city and state has a chapter of the union and they can direct you toward a fully Atlanta electrician in your area.
Always check with the local Better Business Borough before hiring an electrician. The B.B.B will know if there have been any complaints or issues with the contractor before you spend your money.
Make sure that any electricians you are considering have their current licenses and insurances up to date. All Atlanta electricians have to renew their licenses on a regular basis and insurance against any damages or liability is just good practice so check the paper work before you hire them.
If you can find one consider hiring an electrician that is bonded. A bonded electrician pledges to do the job right, on time the first time or you are paid for the work. This is a nice insurance policy to have in case the person you choose is not 100% trustworthy.
Always ask for bids on the job at hand from 3 or more Atlanta electricians. That way you can choose the lowest bidder and if this is something your insurance company is covering you will need more than 1 bid anyway.