Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing an Electrical Contractor
As a homeowner, you know your home’s various systems, such as plumbing, heating, and cooling, as well as electrical systems, are all crucial. Home repairs and maintenance can quickly become pricey! So, some homeowners resort to hiring an unlicensed friend who knows how to install electrical wiring, to try and save some of their hard-earned money.
But hiring an unlicensed electrician can cost a lot more in the long run! Certified Electricians are licensed and have a better understanding of local electrical codes, which is important for your safety. Here’s why certified, licensed Electrical Contractors should be your first choice for the safety of your home and family – and for your wallet!
A Certified Electrical Contractor has passed an exam that proves their knowledge in wiring houses safely. The test covers various aspects of residential electricity, such as safety, installation, and troubleshooting. Certified Electricians are licensed to work in your area – unlicensed workers may not be covered by insurance in the event that a fire or electrical problem is caused on their watch!
They Have Experience:
A Certified Electrical Contractor team (like NEEC!) has many years of experience installing residential wiring systems. An experienced electrician is less likely to make mistakes, which can lead to dangerous and costly problems down the road. Certified Electricians are less likely to cut corners or do shoddy work that can lead to worse problems down the road if not found early!
A Certified Electrical Contractor is licensed in your state or province. This means that they have met all the requirements set by the governing body, including insurance and bonding. If an unlicensed worker damages your property or hurts someone, you may not be covered by insurance. Certified Electricians are also required to carry the proper documentation, which is good for homeowner records and in case of an emergency!
They’re Up on Code Changes:
Electrical Codes change from region to region, sometimes even from one neighborhood to another. An experienced Certified Electrician will know what local codes are currently in effect and how to safely work within them. An unlicensed electrician may not be up-to-date on the latest codes, which could lead to costly fines or even having your electrical system shut down!
Certified Electrical Contractors charge a fair price for their services. You may find that hiring an unlicensed electrician may cost you more money in the long run! Certified Electricians have invested a lot of time, effort and training into becoming licensed.
When it comes time to choose an electrical contractor for your home, make sure Certified, licensed, reputable Electrical Contractors are at the top of your list! New England Electrical Contracting would love to be your top choice. As highly experienced and licensed electricians, we can provide a quality service that meets or exceeds the expectations of our clients, save lots of money on costly repairs, and provide a safe environment for you and your family. Make the right choice. Contact us today!