There are various simple jobs we find around our home that are both interesting and exciting. However, a generator is not one of them. If you are not an expert then trying to fix a generator with a minor problem may create a bigger problem. Hence, it is always advisable to leave such jobs to the experts. By experts we mean someone who has the right credentials to ensure all is done well right, give a good generator service. What you need in this case would be a good electrician. Here are a few pointers to help you find one –
Know your expectations.
Before venturing out to identify a good and experienced electrician it is always best to make note of the job you want to be done, so that when you speak to the electrician you would be able to get an estimate.
Ask for reviews
Ask around to get recommendations from:
- Friends, relatives and neighbors.
- Your local building and premises inspector.
- Your building supplies store.
- The Better Business Bureau.
Prepare the names each will give you in a list form for comparison. The names that show up as common on both lists are the suitable ones since they are well known for quality work.
Call and interview.
It is a good idea to narrow your list down to a maximum of five names. Call each of the electricians and ask them to visit your home so that they can see the work required and give you an estimate. Once they are at your home, show them the generator and request for a written estimate for the generator service. Meanwhile, you can ask them about their experience and their qualifications. Once they leave your house you can compare the information you have, to determine which one of them you prefer.
Draw up an agreement.
After you have identified the best electrician, according to you, ask him to draw up an agreement that outlines in details all aspects about the project at hand. This would include particulars such as the estimated amount and timeframe to repair the generator.
Locating a well-skilled electrician for generator service work is a little difficult. However, with a little hard work it can be made easy.