5 Reasons to Insist on Working with a Licensed Electrician
When you need electrical work done, it may be tempting to pay less and work with someone who claims to know what they are doing but are short of being a licensed electrician. The truth is that you may save a few dollars in the short run, but you could end up in a world of trouble for having done so. Keep reading to learn how and then contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 when you are ready to work with a licensed electrician.
- The Electrician You Work with Will Be State Certified
- A Licensed Electrician is More Likely to Provide Safe, High-Quality Work
- Your Insurance Company Will Require That You Work with a Licensed Electrician
- You Will Have a Hard Time with Future Inspections
- Working with a Professional Can Save You Time and Money
A licensed electrician will have a state license. Earning that license requires them to go through training and to pass several tests on safety codes. They are also required to complete a certain number of practice hours to get certified. Once the state certification is earned, the electrician must then complete ongoing training on a consistent basis. A non-certified mechanic may have studied safety codes at one point, but that does not mean they are up to date to today’s standards.
The process of becoming licensed requires that an electrician can demonstrate the quality of their work. They have an incentive to continue providing the same level of care or they could lose their licensing. This is not the case with a friend or unlicensed contractor, who may not have much to lose if the work they do ends up being poor quality or not safe.
It is very likely that your homeowners’ insurance policy requires that any electrical work that is done to your home must be done by a licensed electrician. If you decide to do it yourself or hire someone without the proper qualifications, your insurance company may not pay if a fire or other hazard occurs.
If you ever sell your home, you will need to have a home inspection done. When you do, the inspector is going to ensure that all electrical work is in line with California electrical codes. If you have done it yourself or trusted someone who is not up to date, then you could have serious issues when the inspection happens. It could even mean the sale falling through.
It may seem that it is more affordable to hire someone to handle the electrical work for you, but the truth is that it could cost you more in the long run. Poor electrical work can prevent you from enjoying your home and it can put both life and property at serious risk. Do not risk it. Contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 to learn more.