The Art of Mastering Electricians

How to Find a Good Pro for Your Electrical Troubleshooting Needs If you’re looking for an electrician to troubleshoot a problem with your electrical system, it’s important to be as informed as possible so you can make a good choice. Hiring the wrong guys won’t only be more expensive (because you’ll need to hire and pay the right ones to redo the job); it can also put your premises at risk of fire. What Makes a Good Electrician> First, an electrician should be state-licensed to handle electrical projects, and adequate insurance for liability and workers’ compensation. On top of these, there are three other designations that can help you determine if an electrician is indeed qualified for the job want him to do.
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Master Electrician
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A master electrician is one who has passed a standardized test and worked on electrical jobs for a minimum of two years in their state. This pro also knows the National Electrical Code and his state’s degree of compliance to such. He can work on electrical design, installation and maintenance projects for business as well as residential clients. Journeyman Electrician Although state-licensed, a journeyman electrician has not yet passed the standard test that would make him a master electrician. Some states only allow journeyman electricians to work under the supervision of a master electrician. This electrician can install wiring and equipment but not design electrical systems. Local Electrician Local electricians have to secure a permit from the local building department before they can take on electrical work. Their work must also be scrutinized by an inspector. Electrical Specialization As most other tradesmen do, electricians have their own fields of specialization too. For example, some are more experienced with new construction installations than repair of existing systems. Find someone whose experience was spent mostly on projects tasks that are similar to what you need them to do now. Seeking Personal Referrals The best way to find a good electrician is to ask people for referrals, people you actually know and trust. This can simplify your task of verifying the electrician’s background, knowing that someone you trust has actually hired them and is even recommending them. Internet Research If you can’t get any prospects from people you know, or you just want to look for more prospects, do it online. Take a look at client reviews, but first make sure you’re reading from an independent and reputable consumer website instead of some marketing websites created to build or damage the reputation of certain electricians. Talking to References Finally, ask your prospects for a few client references and take time to call each of them. If they hesitate or refuses your request outright, scratch them off your list.