When you hire a contractor to work at your home, it’s usually because you don’t have the knowledge, experience, or time to complete the job yourself. But that doesn’t mean you’re not interested in how the work is done. This is especially true for homeowners who hire a residential electrician. You see, electricity is a mystery to a lot of folks. You know it’s dangerous so you call in the professionals. This sets it apart from many other types of home improvement projects. So today, our Rock Hill, SC electric contractors want to shed some light on what we do and how you can help when we come to your home.

We need to know the truth. A residential electrician never quite knows what he or she is walking into. Many homeowners start an electrical project, such as installing a new ceiling fan or light fixture, but then get stuck. Tell us upfront about what you’ve done so we can¬†figure out a solution as quickly as possible.

Help us do our jobs. When we come to your home, you can safely assume we’ll need access to your breaker box. That means we need to be able to reach it. If it’s in a garage or storage area, clear a path for us. The same goes for any areas in your home that you know we’ll need to look at. For example, if a receptacle isn’t working, we’ll need to be able to get to the outlet and have room to¬†make the necessary repairs.

Think about the obvious. Although we want your business, we don’t want to waste your money. If something isn’t working, go through a quick checklist before calling a residential electrician. Does a light bulb need to be changed? Has a breaker been tripped? Is the outlet bad or has your device or appliance quit working?

If you’re looking for a residential electrician in the Rock Hill, Lancaster, or Charlotte area, we hope you’ll request a quote from Polk Electric. Our team is ready to help make any needed repairs at your home. Trust us to get the job done right!