How to Pick the Right Electrical Troubleshooting Expert 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 off, an electrician must have a state license to do electrical work 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 is also an expert in the National Electrical Code and how compliant his state is to the same. He can work on electrical design, installation and maintenance projects for business as well as residential clients. Journeyman Electrician A journeyman electrician is one who already has a state license, but has yet to pass the standardized test to be 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 Before doing electrical work, local electricians must get a permit from the local building department. After the job is done, they need to have it reviewed by an inspector. Electrical Specialization Like most other tradesmen, electricians also have their areas of specialization. Some, for example, have more experience installing new electrical systems than repairing existing ones. It’s important to choose someone who has done a considerable number of projects in the past which are similar to the one you need them for. Asking for Personal Referrals Finding a good electrical can be as simple as asking people for referrals – friends, relatives, coworkers, neighbors, etc. 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. Online Research If you can’t get any prospects from people you know, or you just want to look for more prospects, do it online. Pay attention to reviews posted by actual clients, but make sure you’re on an independent consumer website instead of a marketing website operated by electricians themselves. Calling Client References Finally, ask each of your prospects for a few names and contact numbers of their past clients, and then call these people. If they refuse or even hesitate, you know they’re hiding something, so get them off your list.