Here a few questions to ask when you are hiring an electrical contractor:
Are you licensed and insured?
It is important that you hire an electrical contractor that has been properly trained and is certified and licensed. We always recommend asking for their business license to confirm. Also, keep in mind that the state of South Carolina doesn’t require that all electricians at the company be licensed, only the owner of the company. That makes it important to ask if the electricians are licensed because many electrical contractors in Charleston hire electrician helpers who are not licensed and properly trained. Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractors does require all their electricians to be licensed and professionally trained through their Apprenticeship Program.
Do you have references I can contact?
References can help you understand the quality of their work. The internet is filled with reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and Angie’s List which are great to review but having a conversation with people who have worked with the company can help answer specific questions you may have and help you better understand how they communicate and coordinate during projects. Transworld, Inc. has worked with thousands of customers through the years and would be more than willing to offer references for you to contact.
Can I talk to other clients that have hired you for this specific specialty/job?
Many times an electrical contractor will have specialized services. Not every electrical contractor offers the same specialty and it is important that you hire someone with experience that is specific to your project. For example, an electrical contractor might provide excellent quality work but they specialize in new construction and you’re looking to renovate an older home. Some of the services that Transworld, Inc. specialized in includes historic Charleston homes and buildings and is Charleston’s premier Generac generator dealer. Many of our other unique services specialize in electrical detection and preventive maintenance services as well as energized and de-energized services that can help meet NFPA 70E & 70B standards.
Is the company established?
This will help you know if they are a company you can trust and rely on if you have any additional problems in the future with your electrical system. Ask how long they have been in business and whether they have company vehicles and uniforms for their electricians. An established company understands the importance of professionalism and being prepared for every job. Transworld, Inc. has been in business for over 30 years in Charleston, South Carolina.
These questions will help you in your search for a reliable electrical contractor. If you are looking for an electrical contractor in one of our service areas including Charleston, please contact our office and we will answer all these questions and more.