When facing electrical projects at home, you might be confused about whether you need to hire a licensed or non-licensed electrician. It’s always better to hire an experienced and licensed electrician so that you can avoid potential dangers and electrical hazards in the future. While choosing a commercial electrician, ensure that you check their license.
The electrician license is offered based on the skill and knowledge of the electrician. Experienced and qualified electricians are offered recognized licenses to carry out electrical work. A certified electrician can work anywhere in the state, and a registered electrician is allowed to work in a particular region.
Make it a point to check what type of license your electrician holds before you hire them. It is illegal for an electrician to offer services outside of the scope of the license they hold.
Licensed electricians are legally qualified to work as commercial electricians. They have to pass licensing exams to become a certified and licensed electrician. A licensed electrician will have a clear idea about the permits required for different types of electrical work. They are insured under liability insurance, and this can help in case they cause damage to your property. They work based on the National Electrical Code norms and all the applicable National Electrical Installation Standards. They also offer a warranty for the work provided.
A non-licensed electrician is unspecialized in electrical work and will not have passed licensing exams. Professional agencies do not allow unlicensed electricians to work, as they do not carry liability insurance. Home insurance would not cover the damage due to work done by non-licensed electricians.
Hiring non-licensed electricians can cost you in materials and safety issues such as shorts, accidents, and even fire. A licensed and commercial electrician helps in keeping risks at bay and saves you money over the life of the project.
Troubleshooting electrical issues is not easy. You cannot expect a professional level of service from an unlicensed electrician. We recommend that you only consider a licensed electrician to troubleshoot issues accurately.