Who turned out the lights?! Sadly, there are several reasons why you might experience an electrical outage or other issue in the home. When you do, it’s important to understand the process of obtaining a quote from a qualified electrician, and how to go about resolving the issue as fast as possible. Today, WikiWiki will be sharing the three steps to take in order to obtain a quote for your electrical work so that you can get back to business as usual. 

Step 1: Understand the nature of the problem or the project as best you can. First off, gather all of the information that you can in order to help the electrician diagnose the problem. Check the surrounding areas for any possible causes of an electrical failure or issue – but only when it is safe to do so! In case of an emergency, don’t take any unnecessary risks. If the electrical work at hand revolves around an upgrade for your home, then you’ll just be describing the nature and desired outcome to the contractor as best you can. 

Step 2: Call around to obtain an estimate. It’s important to differentiate between an estimate and a quote: an estimate comprises a rough idea as to the price of the job at hand, often given without having seen the work to be done in person. Estimates are definitely useful, but it’s also important to note that they can change dramatically depending on what things look like up close and in person, the nature of the problem, or from a lack of understanding when reporting the initial significance of the problem itself. A quote, on the other hand, is a formal agreement between the customer and the contractor to perform the electrical work described, and for the price as stated. 

Step 3: Schedule a consultation. Once you’ve selected an electrician to go with, then it’s time to schedule your in-person consultation. Many companies and providers will then travel out to perform an evaluation of the problem, at which time they’ll be able to provide you with a quote for fixing things and getting your electrical issues resolved. 

WikiWiki is standing by and ready for your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After all…electrical emergencies aren’t always operating on your schedule, which means your electrician needs to be! We’re certified and insured to provide you with the highest-quality electrical work across Maui County, and all with our StraightFoward Pricing® guarantee: you’ll know the cost to fix your issue upfront, and never be surprised by anything on the bill. Don’t waste time waiting around for unprofessional service: go with a pro at WikiWiki Solar & Electric!

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