Choosing an Electrical Contractor

Spring is here, and for many this is the time of year we start to think about doing things around our homes.  Whether its a simple lighting upgrade or a full on, down to the studs remodel you are looking at here are a few things you should know before choosing someone to do your work.

In the state of Washington there are only 2 categories of people that are allowed to perform electrical work.  That is the property owner working on their own property after obtaining an electrical permit from the state, or a licensed electrical contractor.  There are many general contractors and handymen that will tell you they can take care of things for you, however, what they are doing is illegal unless they are sub contracting this work out to a licensed electrical contractor.  Trust me, I’ve repaired many projects where unlicensed contractors have done the electrical wiring themselves and you do not want this for your home.

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So you’ve decided you want to hire an electrical contractor in the Tacoma area to work on your home, where are you going to find a good one?  There are hundreds of licensed contractor in this area.  I would suggest asking around to friends and family.  A referral is always a good place to start since that person has already had a good experience with that contractor.  Yelp, Google, Angie’s List, or Facebook are also great places to search for local companies who would love your business.  Please, if you take one thing from this, do some homework on the contractors you are looking to give your business to.  Visit this site https://secure.lni.wa.gov/verify/ and search their name.  This will show their current license status, their bond information, and if they have had any major infractions as a contractor.  There are many unlicensed contractors out there looking for work so please be aware.

If you have any questions or are looking to hire a licensed electrical contractor in the Tacoma or Puyallup area, please give HB Electric Solutions a call at 253-256-7861, or feel free to send us an email at info@hbelectricsolutions.com.