If your electrical system needs repairs, upgrades, or work of any kind, we at Exclusive Electrical Service Inc. strongly encourage you to hire a professional electrical company like ours. Only experienced electricians have the right knowledge and skills to get the job done right, and to get it done safely. Of course, we also understand not all electrical companies are equally reputable, so we have put together this article to go over some red flags you should look out for to know which companies to avoid.
- They Won’t Show Their Qualifications – Before hiring an electrical company, you should always ask to see their qualifications, such as trade licenses and certifications. If the company is reluctant to provide this documentation, it usually means they have something to hide, and we recommend that you move on.
- They Ask for the Full Payment Upfront – Another red flag has to do with payment and billing. Specifically, if the electrical company demands the full payment upfront, you should be wary. Most electricians ask for a down payment upfront to cover the costs of materials, then ask for the rest of the total price once the job is complete or work out a payment plan to cover it.
- They Use High-Pressure Tactics – Lastly, we encourage you to avoid any electrical company whose members use high-pressure sales tactics. If the company representative won’t stop talking about an “exclusive, limited-time offer,” they’re most likely trying to pressure you into hiring them before you’ve considered all your options. Our team will always give you plenty of time to think it over before you choose to work with us.