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How to Find the Best Electrician Near You

It’s tempting to click on the first name you see when searching for an “electrician near me.” The assumption is that the top companies on your search results are always the best, most professional, and dependable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, you could even end up with an electrical fire

While reviews and online traffic count for something, there are many ways to game the system. Next time you need an electrician, keep the following items in mind. They’re surefire signs that your electrician is a joke!

Unqualified Techs Might Not Have Safety Equipment

red flagSafety is always a top priority for professional electricians, plumbers, and HVAC techs. Not only is proper electrical safety imperative for protecting the employees working for the company, but it’s also a big part of protecting your home and your family. In some cases hiring an electrician that isn’t safety certified can void your insurance.

Even if that’s not the case, it’s best to be sure that you have someone who follows all the proper safety protocols. Professional electricians will often do a quick safety rundown before they even start the job.

Working with electricity can be dangerous, and leaving exposed wires hanging around or poking out of a wall can be a sign of a bad electrician— even if those wires are not live or “hot.” When setting an appointment, your scheduler should be able to answer any questions you have about safety accreditations.

Bad Customer Service Makes Things Worse

Often one of the first red flags you’ll encounter, poor customer service is rarely a one-off issue. Since customer service is the first impression, it should be seamless, pleasant, and streamlined. It is also one of the easiest things to get right, for any company, so make sure to search for customer reviews on this matter.

bad service

You may be able to shrug off a single bad experience with a rude scheduler or technician, but beware that it’s often a sign of deeper problems. Having two or more bad customer service experiences with any electrical service company can set the tone for all the work you’ve hired them to do. The last thing you want is a rude technician in your house, leaving it a mess and doing a poor job.

Don’t Accept Missed Appointments

frustrated personIt’s truly amazing how easy it is to get this one right, yet how many “top 3” electricians can’t seem to do it. When you make an appointment for an initial inspection or to have an existing problem fixed, you expect them to show up on time - the first time.

When you start playing phone tag with the technician, or you receive a call telling you that they won’t be able to make it, you know you’ve got a problem. Usually, when there is constant rescheduling, one of two things is happening.

Either the company is taking on too much work, and you’re suffering for it, or they don’t have a system in place to manage appointments. Both are unpleasant for you, the customer, and both are symptoms of a poorly managed company.

About Korte Does It All, Inc.

Serving plumbing, HVAC, and electrical services in New Haven, IN since 1965, Korte Does It All, Inc. is your premier go-to company. Their quick response times, excellent customer service, and attention to detail will allow you to rest easy knowing that your home is in good hands. They also have an A+ BBB rating and provide 24/7 emergency services.