A good electrical contractor knows you should ask these questions and should be willing to answer them.
Hiring an electrician should be simple. An electrician is an electrician, right? Google, find the closest electrical contractor and call them. Right?
Not really. You’ll need to carefully consider who to call, and what to ask them when you do.
The first consideration is what you need the electrician for.
Taking the above into consideration, prepare a list of questions, to ensure you get the right electrician for the job. Consider what the cost could be if you don’t prepare questions or opt only for the lowest quote. If asking these questions feels awkward at any point, fall back on “it’s for my insurance”. This is never a lie.
A good electrical contractor knows you should ask these questions. Most of the answers you need should be pre-prepared and supplied along with the contract, but if they are not – ask away. Better to be safe than sorry.