Everyone needs an electrician at some point in time, that's a given, but finding one who's reliable isn't. Reliability comes in many forms and your electrician should have all the bases covered. Of the qualities you will be looking for, it all boils down to their core values. An electrician with good core values will see to it that their service can meet your need for reliable service in every way.
A reliable electrician will treat you with honesty during every interaction you have with them. This is a core value that not all electricians have. The best way to check their ethical service practices is to call their past customers for references.
Any person can be honest but you also want an electrician who is experienced.
While there are some naturally talented electrical engineers out there, the experience they've gained performing all types of work matters. You can only gain experience by doing, not by being trained.
A residential electrician can have decades of experience but still not know what they're doing when it comes to commercial electrical work. Make sure your electrician has the specific experience for the job you need them to do.
If an electrician cares about you as their customer, they will provide you with a satisfaction guarantee. This covers you if they ever make a mistake or something goes wrong with a component they installed. A reliable electrician will always be there for you in the long run.
People with good core work values will strive to do things right. It's actually frustrating and bothersome to a reliable electrician when they feel that they left something undone so they fix it. To provide quality workmanship, skill will play a role too. That skill only comes with gaining knowledge over time.
This involves getting the training they need, fixing mistakes, and continuing to learn how to install new technologies and the electrical systems that power them. Can the electrician install an EV charging station, solar panels, or smart home systems for you? The more an electrician knows, the more likely they will be able to provide you with reliable service for all your needs.