5 Reasons You Should Only Work with Certified Electricians
If you are in need of residential electrical work, you may be tempted to cut corners by choosing an electrician who is not certified. This is not a wise decision. Keep reading to learn five of the reasons this is not advised. When you are ready to talk about your electrical needs, contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 for help.
- Certified Electricians Have State Certification
- Licensed Electricians Provide Quality Work That is Safe
- It is Required by Your Insurance Company
- Unlicensed Electrical Work May Not Pass a Home Inspection
- You Are Likely to Save Money in the Long-Run by Working with a Licensed Electrician
In order for an electrician to learn a state license, they must get a specific amount of training, a specific number of hours of practice, and pass difficult tests on state electrical safety codes. This time and effort assures they are fully understanding of how to safely complete their job. It may be that an unlicensed electrician does not cost as much but they are not likely to have this training or education.
At the end of the day, this is the most important factor on this list: You get safe, quality work. Remember that no matter what electrician work you need, whether it’s adding low-voltage exterior lighting or updating a circuit breaker, having it done incorrectly could put your life at risk. This is not a time to cut corners.
The company that issued your homeowners insurance policy almost certainly made it a condition that any electrical work in the home was done by a licensed electrician. If you elect to do the work yourself, you could invalidate your policy. In the event the work resulted in a fire or other issue, it may not be covered by your policy.
If you sell your home, getting a home inspection will be part of it. When that is done, the inspector is going to be looking to assure that the electoral work is up to code. If they find that it is not, then you could end up having to pay to have the work redone – skip the middle cost and just get it done right the first time.
When you choose to work with a certified electrician, you will know you are working with someone who knows what they are doing. They are likely to have the insurance required to cover them in the event something went wrong. The work they do will also be covered by your own homeowners insurance policy. It is also much less likely that you will have to have it redone.
For these and other reasons, it simply makes sense to have the professionals handle your electrical work. To get started, contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 right away.