The coronavirus pandemic has forced us—and by “us” we mean the entire world—to push pause on everything that feels normal. While we know this won’t last forever, being in the thick of it is… tough.
And yet there are bright spots, aren’t there? We’ve already learned so much about our own resilience and about our community’s capacity for compassion. We’ve developed a deeper appreciation for our educators and healthcare providers. We’ve certainly come to see the value of everyday products like toilet paper and hand soap. And we’ve learned how valuable a sense of humor can be in times of crisis. (Oh, the memes!)
Obviously, so much has changed—at least temporarily. But so many other things are mostly the same. Our grass still needs to be mowed. Our home still collects dust. We still have to figure out what the heck to make for dinner. And, unfortunately, stuff still breaks or wears out. Which means some of you may find yourself needing to hire a Denver electrician during COVID-19.
In a season of social distancing orders, it’s natural to feel wary of inviting a stranger into your home. But if you have an electrical problem that can’t wait, follow these tips.
At this point, every home services contractor should be able to explain, in detail, what precautions they have in place to protect both their team and their customers. Specifically, ask:
This is an important question to ask before hiring an electrician any time, but it’s particularly critical now. If an unlicensed electrician botches your job (which is likely), you’ll have to bring in yet another person to undo the damage, the number of people you come into contact with.
We get that you may be experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic, so it’s tempting to save some money by hiring an less-expensive, unlicensed contractor. Please don’t. Hiring someone who doesn’t really know what they’re usually ends up costing more in the long run, and it can be dangerous.
An electrician with poor reviews before COVID-19 is unlikely to serve you well during a crisis. And unfortunately, some home services contractors look for any opportunity to take advantage of people.
So, do your due diligence by checking reviews on Google and Facebook—looking specifically for indications of integrity and honesty.
The truth is, home services companies have been hit hard by COVID-19. So, if you need an electrician, please consider hiring one that’s been good to our community as a way to thank them. Plus, if they’re a generous company, chances are good they’ll pass the previous three tests with flying colors.
If you do need us now, we’re here for you. We’ll get through this together—and we’ll be better on the other side.