How to Choose a Good Commercial Electrician
Choosing a good electrician can be a time-consuming task,
especially if you don’t know you’re looking for in the first place!
Electricians who work in the commercial field develop a different set of skills
over the years and, although they still retain all their basic knowledge and
training, general household electrical work can sometimes take time for them to
Remember that commercial electricians work on building
sites, house and land development sites and in high-rise construction. The
tasks which confront them are often alien to those that arise in a general
household situation and you have to understand their skill set in order to
choose a good one.
Many electricians who work in the commercial field are
continually challenged to come up with inventive solutions to specific
situations as they arise on-site. Whereas general household wiring is a
relatively straightforward process in most circumstances, situations arise in
commercial applications that are sometimes out of the ordinary and which
require an inventive approach that a good commercial electrician can provide.
A good commercial electrician will be unflappable and able
to adapt to issues as they arise. Commercial electricians work in an environment
that involves constant change, especially when architects or designers change
their minds at the last moment requiring electrical fittings to be situated in
new areas that were not originally planned for.
Customers have expectations that must be met, and even when
those demands appear to be unreasonable, a good commercial electrician will
maintain composure and be able to provide a solution in a timely manner and
instil a sense of confidence in the customer.
How to Choose the Right Commercial Electrician
Commercial electricians deal with specialized circuits
designed to sustain warehouses or heavy duty air conditioning systems.
Naturally, the commercial setting will have more complex electrical wiring that
handles greater current. This calls for specific skills that go beyond the
abilities of someone who does only residential electrical work.
The first step to choosing the right electrician is knowing
what kind of service you require. Commercial electricians offer various
services including generator installations, renovations and upgrades,
inspections and testing, and high voltage wiring.
License and Insurance
The best commercial electricians always come licensed and
insured. Electrical work is risky and should be performed by an insured individual
authorized to perform the task professionally. In case of an accident, an
insured electrical contractor will not put the burden of taking care of the
extra expenses on you because his or her insurance will take care of the
Look for someone you can count on
When an electrical fault or failure occurs in a commercial
building, millions of dollars could be lost. It is, therefore, important to
select a commercial electrical worker you can depend on. Your electrician
should be able to provide 24/7 assistance. The services offered should be
excellent, and the electrician should provide references from previous clients.
Get the cost estimates
Ask the contractor to give you quote. Some commercial
electricians charge hourly especially for complicated tasks that are difficult
to predict the exact time that the job will need to be completed. With clear
project details and scope, the expert can give you a price quotation that you
can go through and see if it is within your budget.
Commercial Electrical Remodeling
Building Rewiring: If you frequently experience electrical
problems in your commercial building, you could have faulty electrical wiring.
In order to put an end to these problems for good, you might want to talk to
the team at Delta Electric about rewiring your building. We can take a look at
your system and find out if rewiring is necessary to put your problems to rest
and allow you to focus on your business
Electrical Updates: We can help you decide where new outlets
will go and install them correctly to adapt to your electrical wiring.
Electrical updates can ensure your electrical components are fully functional
and won’t slow down your day-to-day operations.
Experienced Commercial Electricians
It’s important to have an emergency electrical contractor
you can call 24/7, especially if you own or run a business. A power outage or
complication with your electrical system can delay or halt your operations if
it’s not resolved right away.
How to Choose a Contractor for Your Business
If your business is eyeing new construction, renovating
existing space or updating infrastructure to improve energy efficiency,
security or networking, you’re faced with the task of sifting through a lengthy
list of commercial electrical contractors to find the one that’s right for your
project. You’ll need to do your homework to find the provider who can deliver
the best in safety, service and results.
Define Your Project
Start by identifying the scope of your project. Is it new
construction or renovation? Will you need a contractor with experience in all
aspects of the general contracting process, from initial design and scheduling
to final inspection and ongoing maintenance? Do you need an assessment of
existing systems to identify specific areas for improved energy efficiency and
performance? Will your project involve specialized services such as fire alarm,
voice and data or security systems? Does it include outdoor space, such as
landscape lighting, parking lot lighting or perimeter security?
Establishing a clearly stated set of required services will
allow you to more accurately determine which commercial electrical contractors
can successfully complete your project on time and within budget.
Consider Experience and Expertise
Once you know what services you’ll need, look for commercial
electrical contractors who can demonstrate experience and capability in
delivering them. Find out how long they have been in business. An established
company is likely to have a record and reputation based on projects that it has
completed over the years. Look for a contractor with a professional portfolio
that includes the types of work that you need done.
Verify Licenses, Insurance and Certifications
One of the most important ways to protect your business from
potential liability during construction or renovation is to confirm that a
contractor is licensed and insured in the project location. Secure a copy of
the contractor’s license and insurance indemnification. Ensure that any
subcontractors are also licensed and insured. If a contractor claims
specialized certification, research the requirements for attaining it and the
meaning of the certification within the industry. Make sure that the proposal
specifies that all work will comply with the National Electrical Code and
National Electrical Installation Standards as well as any additional specific
requirements of state or local jurisdictions.
ELECTRICAL REMODELING FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL
Have you been planning on carrying out electrical remodeling
in your home or office but you can’t find a suitable contractor? It is very
important that you choose a licensed and professional specialist who will
consider all your needs and complete the job exactly as you planned. Prolectric
Electrical Services is ready to relieve you from stress and overwhelming
challenges. We do both new electrical installation and remodeling.
Our highly-trained technicians will ensure you have a safe
electrical system which is up to code and adequate for modern needs. When we
carry out your electrical remodeling, we’ll upgrade the wiring and breaker
boxes. We can also add new lighting fixtures, power outlets or ceiling fans.
Bathrooms – As you know, water and electricity make for a
potentially deadly combination. We take great care in placing Ground Control
Fault Interrupters so you and your family are protected from shock.
Basements – Basement conversions or additions present unique
challenges where wiring, circuitry, and panels are concerned but we have years
of experience in this area.
Room additions – We can wire a circuit breaker for your
second-story addition or simply add some new switches and outlets to your new