Given the very DIY mindset of people in this country, it’s understandable that you may be skeptical about spending money on an electrician, when, with a little bit of research, you probably do a lot of it yourself. Normally, I applaud this kind of independence and willingness to get your hands dirty, it’s one of the things about this country that makes us so great, our ability to just take life by the horns and get it done.
This is one case where that’s a terrible idea under most circumstances. You needed to do research for “electricians near me”, simply because electricity is so incredibly dangerous, and on top of this and as a result of it, the government does not approve of people doing dangerous wiring without a license. Thus, unlicensed, nonstandard electrical work in a house can result in being condemned, or at least in the owner being sanctioned and required to spend yet more money after the fact on an electrician anyhow to get it done the proper way with the proper verifications.
What poor wiring can do to you…
Okay, so, messing with electricity is obvious in one sense and what it can do to you. If you don’t have the power cut off, you can literally kill yourself, that one is pretty obvious. But, there are other dangers that may take a little longer to manifest, such as poor insulation, poor grounding or dangers of shorts, all of which can result in electrical fires, ozone poisoning or carbon monoxide poisoning just to name a few.
It’s deceptive, because faulty wiring can behave perfectly fine for quite some time before suddenly, it starts to smolder, and then suddenly, conflagration will spiral out of control, and a house will be ablaze in minutes. This happened all the time back in the Edwardian period, way back when people first started installing electrical systems in their home. They didn’t have proper insulation, grounding or guidelines, and people install them any which way that would seemingly work, and thousands of lives were lost, as well as some historical landmarks that can never be recovered.
Granted, modern components are far safer, and, yes, if you do enough research, you can learn to safely do this stuff yourself. This doesn’t mean you should. Again, government regulations!
How do I find electricians near me?
Well, you begin with a simple search for “electrician near me” on a search engine like Google. It will know exactly what area to look in, based on your basic location at the time. From there, simply sort by ones that can do both residential and commercial work, as they will be able to handle any situation you can throw at them with the highest standards. From there, all you really need to do is pay attention to the ones at the best prices, and the most consistent positive feedback, with minimal negative feedback related to business ethics and so forth.
Most electricians, especially ones that do commercial work, will list of the commercial businesses whom are their customers. If one of these catches your eye, contact some of their customers and ask them about them. Get the straight dope, from the horse’s mouth.