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Things to Consider Before Hiring an Electrician

When it comes to electrical repairs, hiring a professional will almost certainly be your best bet. Whether you’re looking for a minor electrical repair or looking to install whole home automation (and everything in between), it’s important to choose the right electrical contractor for the job.

Here are a few things to consider:

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Working with electricity is no joke! One misstep can lead to disastrous results, like getting shocked, electrocuting yourself or someone else, or setting a fire. Even if you make it through the project unharmed, you could inadvertently install faulty wiring, which is the leading cause of house fires in the U.S. This is not a job for a newbie, and it’s really not a DIY project! Certified electricians will already have the necessary equipment on-hand and will know how to use everything safely. They can ensure your project is up to code and won’t cause you problems down the road.

An electrical contractor is required to have adequate insurance, giving you peace of mind while your project is underway. A reliable contractor should be able to provide you a copy of their insurance policy, as well as show you their valid license.

At Ryan Electrical Solutions we are licensed, insured and our certified technicians undergo continuous training. We also hold a weekly safety meeting to ensure our team is always on top of the latest regulations and safety requirements.


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You’ll want an electrical contractor that has years of experience, preferably in the exact electrical service you are looking for. For example, if you’re thinking about installing a home standby generator, you  should find a contractor with that particular experience. You’ll also want to be sure your electrician stays on top of the ever-changing trends in technology.

The Ryan Electrical Solutions team makes it a priority to stay on top of the newest technologies. With an average tenure of over 10 years, we also bring the hands-on experience needed to get the job done right the first time!


It may seem like doing electrical work yourself is less expensive, but by the time you factor in the special tools you’ll need and any learning, you’ll barely break even. Not to mention if you make a mistake – it can result in shorting out your system or total electrical failure, both of which can be extremely costly to repair.

An electrical contractor should be able to provide you with an estimate prior to doing any work. If you are considering a project that involves electrical needs, give Ryan Electrical Solutions a call at 217.698.4877 to get a free quote.

Quality Work

Ryan Electrical Solutions OfficeWhile electrical work may appear to be straightforward, it’s much more complicated than it looks. If you want an installation or repair that not only works, but also looks nice (no wires hanging out or outlets placed in odd locations), it’s best to go with a reputable electrician in the industry. Be sure to check the company’s reviews on places like Google, Yelp, and Facebook to get a sense of the work they’ve done and how satisfied their clients were with the service and the results.

Another good indicator that you’re choosing a contractor who prides themselves on the quality of their work is the longevity of the company – if they’ve been around a long time, they must be doing something right!

Good Communication

When choosing an electrical contractor, you’ll want someone who values customer service. You should receive prompt replies to your calls and emails throughout the entire project. They should be present every step of the way, specifically:

  • Guiding you in choosing the right electrical solution for your needs.
  • Providing you a detailed estimate of the work they’ll be doing.
  • Being reachable by phone while they’re working on your project.
  • Giving you a contact person for after the work is complete in case any questions arise.


If you’re planning electrical installations or repairs for your home or office, Ryan Electrical Solutions can help! We offer indoor and outdoor electrical solutions and Audio/Visual/Data services for your home and business, as well as generator installation and maintenance. We’ve been serving customers in Springfield and the surrounding areas in Central Illinois for over 23 years and pride ourselves on high-quality work and great customer service. In fact, we are part of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association of Illinois, the Springfield Area Home Builders Association, and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Contact us today at (217) 698.4877 or online and let us know how we can help turn your electrical problems into solutions!

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