About this pro
- Salem, NH 03079
|Business Categories||Electrical, Handyman in Salem, NH|
- Electrical for Remodeling
- Panel Upgrade
- Outdoor Lighting
- Holiday Lights
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Sunday 12AM - 12AM
Monday 12AM - 12AM
Tuesday 12AM - 12AM
Wed 12AM - 12AM
Thursday 12AM - 12AM
Friday 12AM - 12AM
Saturday 12AM - 12AM
Best Questions to Ask an Electrician Contractor
Do you work with subcontractors?
The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Salem Electrical companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.
Do you have any references that I can contact?
Always ask for references, and always check them. Keep in mind though that the only references you'll get are people who the contractor is certain will give him a good review. You'd also be well advised to check online review sources in Salem as well, which will give you a broader view of customer satisfaction for a given company.
Is your bill for Electrical in Salem an estimate or a final price?
This is very important, since an estimate is just that. Many contractors will submit a "paper estimate", meaning they've written the estimate down on paper. The bill is the true amount owed and will almost always say "Invoice" or "Bill" at the top of the page. The bill should also list the date it was issued, the due date of payment, and a list of services rendered.
Does the Electrical job require permits? If so, will you be pulling them yourself?
Many jobs in New Hampshire will require municipal permits in order to be approved by the town's inspector. It's always good to ask who will be responsible for pulling those permits, and if you'll be expected to do it. You'll almost never be told to pull your own, but knowing that Salem Electrical permits are required makes you appear to be a well informed customer.
Do you hire properly documented Electrical workers?
This will be answered when you ask if all employees are licensed. The only way to obtain a legitimate tradesman's license is to be a legal or naturalized citizen of the US. The company may employ people in positions that don't require a license, however, so it's wise to inquire.