March 28, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENEW YORK - A ready-to-mail consumer brochure, containing a 10-question checklist of likely customer needs, is available to electricians and electrical contractors from the Copper Development Association.
The cleverly folded, preprinted mailer is designed to attract the attention of homeowners and apartment dwellers. It bears the headline, "Do You Need An Electrician?" Inside is a checklist residents can use to evaluate the state of their home's electrical readiness, along with a second list of questions the homeowner can pose to a potential contractor. The questionnaire includes a convenient consumer-response section to be mailed back to the contractor.
Among the check-off items are typical household electrical situations that indicate a need for further professional investigation, such as "Do the lights dim when appliances turn on?" and "Have you ever upgraded your electrical service?" Questions to ask the electrician include "Will I have to apply for a permit?"and "Can you provide references from other homeowners?" A brief explanation accompanies each check box and question.
The colorful brochures may also be handed out at home shows and other venues. They have blank areas suitable for addresses or mailing labels and for the electrical contractor's return address. No envelope is necessary; however, if mailed, the contractor must supply postage. CDA offers the brochures free to professional contractors and organizations in quantities up to 200 or at a nominal cost for larger quantities.
For more information or to order copies of the brochure, contact Bill Black at 800-CDA-DATA (800-232-3282).