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What to Do to Prepare Your Home for an Electrical Contractor

Electrical inspection

If some parts of your electrical system, like the lights, breaker box, or outlets, need a repair or installation, you’ve probably scheduled an electrical contractor to come to your house. It’s important to ensure your home is ready for the contractor. When your home is prepared and ready to go, the electrical contractor can get to work right away.

Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for your upcoming electrical service:

  • Clear the Area – The best thing you can do to prepare for an electrical contractor is to move furniture, décor, and other belongings out of the way. If any obstacles are blocking your electrical panel or the area that needs servicing, move them out of the way and create a clear workspace.
  • Be Ready to Leave the House –There is a chance, depending on the type of work being done, that you may be without electricity for a few hours. If you have children or work from home, plan for leaving home and keeping yourself and your kids entertained elsewhere throughout the day.
  • Prepare Any Questions –Think ahead to anything you want to ask the contractor. It is common for homeowners to forget the questions they had and then regret not asking them later. Write down all your questions and be as prepared as possible.
  • Anticipate Questions from the Electrical Contractor – To make your appointment as smooth as possible, you should be prepared to answer any questions the contractor may have. These questions might include the following:
    1. What is the problem?
    2. How long ago did you notice the problem?
    3. Have you tried anything to solve the issue?