Selecting an electrical contractor is a very tough job. A lot of factors need to be taken care of in this process because a little negligence in electrical fitting of your living or work space can have dangerous consequences. So here are some points which you must consider before hiring an electrical contractor:
- A great contractor will have business cards using their business name and or their name, phone and license number on it. This is the first and most important thing which you must check.
- A great contractor will respond to your calls immediately and give you a free quote (for many jobs) the exact same day or within a reasonable period of time, and will take some time to describe what they will do and how they’ll do it. They will give you introduction on electrical system (which is also known as “ระบบไฟฟ้า” in Thai language) of your place.
- A great contractor won’t ever cut corners and do something dangerous so as to accommodate your budget. If these two can’t meet, then they are going to wish you good luck and walk away from the job.
- Good contractors (which is also known as “ผู้รับเหมา” in Thai language) will be happy to supply you with copies of the insurance certificates and references when requested. Try not requesting them unless it is a good size job.
- A fantastic contractor consistently uses first-class, contractor-grade materials and never uses anything else, no matter budget. They will normally price and provide you the higher quality items automatically.
- A great contractor will take under account the way the receptacles are being used (such as computers, entertainment equipment, vacuum cleaner, etc.) and automatically factor in (cost) committed lines for all these items, even though current codes may make it possible for all of the receptacles to be wired onto one circuit.
Consider all factors and check each and everything personally because a little malfunction in wiring can cause short circuit and fire.