Not all electricians are created equal, far from it actually.

When you need to hire an electrician for your commercial project, it’s important to consider a range of factors when making your decision.

1. Do you hold current state licenses? Will you be pulling the required permits and have the work properly inspected? Are you up-to-date on all code requirements?

Not all contractors that do and promote for electrical work are licensed. This tends to be the case especially when it comes to smaller projects.

It is also not a given that all contractors are up-to-date on the latest code requirements and adhere to current professional standards.

You should insist on any job, large or small, that your contractor demonstrates adherence to code and license requirements.

Not doing so could mean more costs in the future to re-do a non-compliant job.

Every electrician at Shockley Electric holds an Unrestricted License within the state of Georgia.

2. How much experience do you have? What types of projects have you worked on in the past 18 months?

Again, make sure your electrician knows what they are doing.

There is a big difference between journeyman and master electricians. And ensuring that they have the related job experience to meet your needs is vital.

If you have a large commercial project, you will want to hire one that has a related background to the type of job in order to fully meet your expectations.

Any reliable, trustworthy electrician will be able to answer your questions and provide job references if needed.

3. Is the work guaranteed?

Another essential question to ask an electrician before hiring is whether the work is guaranteed.

Should any problems arise following the completion of the work, you will need to know who will be responsible for the costs.

If your electrician cannot produce a solid answer, we recommend looking for another contractor.

At Shockley Electric, we provide a lifetime guarantee on all our electrical work. Call us at (770) 630-6858 and let us know how we can help fix your electrical needs.