If you have any experience owning or managing a property, you know that contractors can be a major burden. From shoddy work to unreliable subcontractors, there is no shortage of issues that contractors can cause at your commercial facility. Finding a reputable contractor, therefore, should be of the utmost importance. Finding the right team for your project is the most important step in the entire process.
Finding the right contractor for electrical maintenance is especially important. Electrical work is both essential to your daily operations and an inherently dangerous job. If you choose an inexperienced electrician to provide maintenance services, you could put your facility and employees in serious danger.
MaintenX works with the best local contractors in a self-performing network of electricians, HVAC technicians, plumbers, roofers, and more. Below are just a few of the ways we vet our electricians, and how we recommend you choose your own electrician.
- They are licensed and insured
- They have done an onsite inspection and have given you a fair estimate
- They were professional and courteous during the first call
If the contractor does not meet these basic requirements, they should not be the one you choose to do electrical work on your facility. However, to get the best work, it’s important to look for these additional qualities:
Years of commercial experience
Experience is critical when it comes to electrical work. It is one of the most dangerous contractor lines of work, and must be handled with care. Even if an inexperienced contractor can provide quality service, you’ll want someone who’s proven they’ll be there for long-term service. Residential electrical work is also very different from commercial work, so be sure your contractor is specialized in commercial repairs.
Experience in different environments
Electricians don’t always specialize by industry, so it’s important to choose one who has worked in a variety of facilities and operations. An electrician who can work on both commercial kitchen and industrial warehouse repairs in the same day is a contractor you can trust for all of your electrical maintenance needs.
Because of the risk involved with electrical work, it’s important that your contractor has strong communication skills and can work with other service providers or staff at your facility. If your electrician is clear and communicative before the job, it is a safe bet that they will do the same while working on the job site.
Service warranties or guarantees
An electrician who can provide quality work will not mind offering a service guarantee on work performed. If you’re paying for repairs, you should expect them to last. Ask your contractor about service warranties for installation or guarantees for repairs.
If you’re looking for a qualified electrician in your area, contact MaintenX today! Our self-performing contractor network is the #1 choice for commercial facilities across the country.