Who’s that knocking at your door? Know the pros!

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Points for Picking Providers and Preventing Rip Off!!

According to Service Canada – Bureau of Statistics, there are  9,900 electricians, 7,450 plumbers and 6,050 heating and air-conditioning service providers in British Columbia alone!  So, how do homeowners pick one, especially when faced with in an electrifying emergency?! How do they distinguish reputable professionals from rip off artists?

 

The change of seasons will often draw shady solicitors to the doorstep, offering a steal on their services.  Well, that’s exactly what they could be in the market for….stealing!

But don’t worry; there are good, even great folks among the flock.

 

Michelle Vea of locally based Nightingale Electrical Ltd. says, “It takes more than a uniform and a tool belt to enter a home and  earn a homeowner’s trust.” As a licensed and bonded company with over 30 years of experience and exemplary service, Nightingale Electric Ltd. offers the following tips on how to know the pros and prevent rip off at any time of year.

 

Know the Pros

  • Build relationships with service providers before you’re in crisis
  • Ask for proof of license and insurance, even if it’s not required in the market
  • Ask for proper identification upon arrival
  • Ask for references and call them, if time permits
  • Ask the business owner to highlight the company’s business practices
  • Always get a cost estimate in writing up front
  • Be suspicious of service providers who solicit business door-to-door because good companies don’t need to “cold call”

 

Sound like common sense?  Too often, people are so focused on getting the job done at a low price that they scrimp on quality, especially when they’re in crisis. Be thoughtful about your selection or you may regret it. Michelle Vea sums it up by saying, “We work hard to be the company we know you want us to be.”

 

For more information, contact Michelle Vea, Nightingale Electrical Ltd. at 604-275-1111.  Nightingale Electrical Ltd. offers a broad range of products and services in the Lower Mainland area and is dedicated to service excellence in the industry.

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