When you know you’ve got an electrician on the way, you need to take a few moments to be fully prepared for him. After all, these few moments of prep work can save your electrician quite a bit of time and effort — which, in turn, could save you quite a bit of money.
If you want to maximize the time you get with your electrician, you need to make his job as smooth as can be. And you can make his job smooth by following the following few steps:
Put Your Pets Somewhere out of the Way
You may love your pets’ affection and boundless energy and curiosity, but when they are just trying to fix your electrical problems, your electrician might not feel the same. That’s why it’s important to lock Fido and Fluffy up during the duration of your electrician’s visit, thus allowing your electrician to work quickly and unimpeded.
Keep Panels and Other Necessary Areas Accessible
To go another step further for expediting your electrician’s work, you should go ahead and clear out the areas in which he will work or might work. These areas should be pretty self-explanatory: the area containing the breaker box, of course, and any areas where you’re experiencing electrical troubles. Making a clear path for your electrician can greatly speed up the repair process, so the extra time you’ll spend will definitely be worth it.
Be Ready to Explain the Issue to Your Electrician
Take a moment to know exactly what you need to tell your electrician. When did the problem occur? Where did you notice it? To what degree does it seem to interfere with other parts of your electrical setup? Did you notice any burning smells? Being able to give answers to these kinds of questions will help your electrician determine the source of your electrical problems and, thus, get those problems resolved ASAP.