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The Benefits to Hiring a Licensed Electrician
To find professional tradesmen to do projects around your home or business, you're better off searching for one that is high quality over one that offers a good price deal. While you might be tempted to hire the cheapest bidder, there are true benefits to hiring licensed professionals, especially licensed electricians.
A licensed electrician is required to pull permits and is subject to inspection, thereby assuring you a quality job. When a permit is pulled, an inspector must be called upon to ensure the work meets the criteria of said permit.?? Many unlicensed professionals like to bypass this process stating that it???s unnecessary; however, this is an absolutely necessary process in order for you to be sure you have a quality job done according to applicable codes. Any time a contractor wants to bypass an inspection you should question this decision, as it may indicate shoddy or less-than-standard work.
A surety bond is also required by a licensed electrician. This bond assures the consumer that if a contractor starts a job and then refuses or is unable to finish, an amount around $5,000 will be made available to hire another licensed electrician to finish the job.??At best there are very few unlicensed electricians that carry a surety bond. You can depend on licensed professionals to have better protection in place for you, the consumer.
Though some municipalities may be less stringent on their standards, most will require a certain amount of experience before issuing a license.?? Also, a test is usually required before a license is issued.?? It is 8 hours long and covers many applicable areas of the electrical field.?? A potential licensee has to be well educated in their field in order to pass these types of tests.?? By hiring a licensed electrician, you can be assured that he or she has the experience and the necessary knowledge to complete your project according to applicable codes and with relevant expertise.
Because they have more invested in their craft, licensed electricians are more likely to deliver quality workmanship and a finished product that will be more durable and safe. The licensed professional will have a stronger sense of pride in protecting their professional reputation, as well.
Peace of Mind
When it comes to your home or business you can't be too particular about whom you hire to do jobs for you. You would do anything to protect your family, and your employees depend on you to keep the doors open and to provide a safe place to work.?? By hiring a licensed electrician, you have a much greater chance of hiring one who will take pride in the work they perform.