*surgeassure™/ASCO® Main Zone products are recommended to be installed by a licensed electrical contractor. It is the responsibility of the Customer to obtain the services of a qualified, licensed electrical contractor to perform the installation. We maintain a database of electrical contractors and make this database available to those customers who need help locating a qualified, licensed contractor in their area. Customers are not required to use one of the electrical contractors listed in our database. We make every effort to identify qualified, licensed contractors throughout the USA but we do not guarantee to have contractors available in all areas. We do not guarantee the quality of work, or customer service, you will receive from the contractors listed on our site and will not be liable for any action, or inaction, on the part of a contractor referred through our website.
Although it’s tempting to hire the contractor who quotes the lowest price, there are other factors to consider. Following are some tips for hiring a qualified, experienced electrical contractor.
How long has the contractor been in business?
We recommend choosing contractors who have been in business 5 years or more.
Is the contractor licensed and registered with the state?
Hiring unlicensed contractors can be risky. Ask to see their license and be sure it is up-to-date. If you are still unsure, most states have a way to check license numbers.
Is the contractor insured?
Contractors should have personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage coverage. Avoid doing business with contractors who don’t carry the appropriate insurance as you could possibly be held liable for any injuries and damages that occur during the project.
Will the work being done require a permit?
To the best of our knowledge, installing surge protection does not require a permit in any state but other projects may. A competent contractor will get all the necessary permits before starting work on your project. Be suspicious if the contractor asks you to get the permit(s). It could mean that the contractor is not properly licensed or registered.
What will the total cost of the project be?
This may require an on-site inspection by the contractor but reputable contractors will give you an exact total before beginning any work. Beware of contractors who want to work by the hour and “see how it goes”.