When it comes to hiring a company to help with commercial electrical services, you want the best company for the job. With so many companies in South Florida, how do you decide who to hire? We’re here to help with a checklist of what to look out for when hiring a commercial electrical company.
What are Commercial Electrical Services?
Commercial electrical services refer to any installations or upgrades in a commercial area such as office building, apartment complex, school, or hospital that involve electricity. This includes the installation of safety and security systems (such as cameras and security codes for your protection), lighting (like motion, exterior, energy-saving and parking), miscellaneous (intercoms, fire alarms and smoke detectors), rewiring, and other electrical upgrades.
Why is it Better to Choose One Company?
A full-service company can offer a consistent service for all your commercial electrical needs. It’s better to hire one company that can do everything rather than hiring several do to the work. If you can get all the services done by one company, it can save you time and money. By using a full-service company, you are able to build up trust and communication with the electrician(s).
What’s The Best Way To Choose A Company For Commercial Electrical Services?
A quick Internet search can provide results on local companies in your area. It is important to remember that Florida law requires all electrical companies or electricians to have a valid license. Pay attention to the reviews of the company and speak to fellow business owners – recommendations from people you trust can help with narrowing down your list.
Once you’ve drawn up your shortlist, it’s time to schedule meetings with the companies. Coming with a clear outline of what you need done can help to make the process easier. The company can determine if they are capable of providing what you want within the constraints of your time frame and estimated budget.
Request to see portfolios or work samples from previous jobs, as this can help you get a better idea of the experience they have with the type of project you require them to work on. You can also ask to speak to past clients that they’ve worked with to gauge how their experience was with them. This can include asking if they met deadlines, kept within budget, and if they ran into any problems along the way and how they handled them. This can give you a better understanding of how trustworthy and reliable the company is as well as what you can expect from them.
What Can You Expect from an Evaluation and Estimate?
Once you’ve narrowed down your list and decided on a company to hire, they will do an evaluation of the commercial building. A professional electrical company will provide suggestions and tips on where you can be eco-friendlier as well as how you can cut back on electrical bills by upgrading to energy efficient lighting. Their estimate should be descriptive and well laid out as this will provide you with the most accurate breakdown of what to expect.
Be wary of companies that provide vague estimates that seem too good to be true, as they may include additional costs at a later stage that can add up significantly. Additionally, a very cheap estimate may mean that the company uses poor materials or does an unprofessional job. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right company that provides a detailed breakdown of costs that fit within your budget, rather than settling for the cheapest one.
What Can You Expect from the Company Providing Commercial Electrical Services?
The company will be responsible for a number of factors, which include:
- Scheduling evaluations and inspections
- Overseeing and managing all aspects of the project
- Working with the architects and designers (if applicable)
- Being available for any emergencies
- Meeting deadlines
- Working within your budget and offering energy-saving alternatives
- Hiring and supervising the workers
In addition to these factors, it’s important to hire a company that understands and fits with the design and layout that you want. They should also have the required safety procedures in place such as insurance for both you as the owner and the workers, so that everyone is protected. And finally, make sure you have everything in writing, to ensure that there is no miscommunication or problems.
For more information on commercial electrical services and to talk to a fully licensed and experienced company today, do not hesitate to call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric at 1-800-475-1504 for all your commercial electrical service needs.