What To Know Before Hiring A West Palm Beach Electrician

Whether you need electrical work done on your home, office, or a new construction, it is important that you have the right electrician to do the job. Without the right electrician working on your property you run the risk of things not being done properly which can have serious consequences.

These may be as small as your home not being as efficiency as possible but they could become as serious as your commercial property not meeting rules and regulations or even putting your property at risk of electrical failure or even catching on fire.

Whether you are having faulty wires fixed, new electric work done on a new home being built, or simply want to have generators installed on your property, there are many West Palm Beach electricians to choose from. If you plan on hiring a West Palm Beach electrician, here are a few things that you need to know:

Types Of Electricians Qualifications

One of the best things about finding an electrician is that, unlike carpenters, plumbers or other services, electricians must have a state license before they can work on your property. But there are still multiple licenses to choose from:

  • Journeyman Electrician – A journeyman electrician is someone that has received a license from the state but either has not passed a specific test or does not have enough experience for higher qualification. Journey electricians are allowed to install wiring in your home or business but they are not allowed to design electrical systems.
  • Master Electricians – A master electrician is someone that has passed a very rigorous standardized test and has a minimum of 2 years of experience as a journeyman electrician. When hiring a master electrician you will be working with someone that knows the Electric Code on both a federal and state level.

While honesty is something you should expect from your electrician, the unfortunate truth is that some people claim to be certified when they are not. You may want to ask to see their state license to make sure they are a journeyman or master electrician.

Picking The Right West Palm Beach Electrician

While it may sound like you can just choose a master electrician and be okay, that is not always the case. In some instances, electricians will specialize in one type of work or another. Some electricians prefer to work only on commercial properties, others on new constructions and others on small residential work. Before you hire any electrician, make sure you hire a company that has electricians that have worked on your type of job before.

Experience is also something you should take into consideration. If you hire a journeyman electrician that is just starting out, they may not know exactly what needs to be done to do the job right the first time. It isn’t just how many years a company has been in business, either; your specific job should be taken into consideration. If you have electrical work that needs to be taken care of, talk to a local electrician service and see if they have done similar work on homes or commercial buildings in the past.

One final thing that you need to check is their insurance. If you are looking for an electrician to do some sort of remodel work for a residential property, having, at least, $500,000 in liability insurance is important. If an electrician tries to tell you that insurance is not important you may want to look for someone else.

If you are looking for a West Palm Beach electrician, consider Kasper Electric, Inc. With decades of experience working on residential, commercial, and new construction jobs we have the tools and qualified electricians to take care of any job, no matter the size. Give us a call at 561-845-1660 or click here to contact us online to discuss your project today.

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