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Whether you own a newer home, or one that has been around for a while, at some point your home will have electrical issues. When that happens, it’s best to have an experienced local Ottawa electrician address the problem. Here’s how to choose the best electrician for your needs.

Importance of Having a Professional Electrician

Electricity is vital to maintaining our modern lifestyles, yet can be very dangerous to work around, particularly if you do not have the education, training, and experience to do so. Electrical work can turn deadly at the flip of a switch, so it’s best to play it safe and hire a professional.

Also, many insurance providers will not cover fire damages that result from electrical malfunctions after work completed by someone without a valid electrical contractors license. You should verify that the electrician you hire is licensed to remain compliant with your homeowners’ insurance. Failure to do so may result in an electrical fire, malfunctions, and related damages, as well as cost you a lot of money in repairs.

Experience and Training

Becoming a reputable electrician requires dedication, schooling, and hands on training. Here at Ring Electric, we specialize in home rewiring services.

Read Reviews and Ask for References

When considering an Ottawa electrician, your friends, family, and neighbors are one of your best resources. Don’t be afraid to ask for their recommendations. The internet is also a wonderful place to learn about local electricians from recent customers through online reviews with Home stars. To get a good feel for the electrician, consider the following traits:

  • Timeliness
  • Ease of Communication
  • Friendliness
  • Cleanliness
  • Honesty


Get and Compare Quotes from Multiple Electricians 

Once you have a concise list of potential electricians, you need to request and then compare quotes. Keep in mind that the best quote may not be the cheapest. Consider things such as fees, project completion time, materials, and warranty options. Taking a few moments now to ensure you find the best service for your needs will save you a lot of time, frustration, and potentially money in the long run.

For more information, or to request a free project quote, please contact the team at Ring Electric today!