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How to Pick the Right Electrical Troubleshooting Expert If you’re in search of an electrician to troubleshoot your defective electrical system, be as informed as possible in order to make a wise hiring decision 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, an electrician should be state-licensed to handle electrical projects, 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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A master electrician is someone who has passed rigorous tests and worked in the trade for no less than two years in their state. This professional has also mastered the National Electrical Code and the degree of compliance of his state to such code. He can design, install and maintain electrical projects for both business and residential clients. Journeyman Electrician A journeyman electrician is state-licensed, but to become a master electrician, he needs to pass the standardized test in order to earn the higher designation. In some states, journeyman electricians may only work with the guidance of a master electrician. This electrician may install wiring and equipment, but he may not design electrical systems. Local Electrician Local electricians have to secure a permit from the local building department before they can take on electrical work. 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. For instance, there are those who have more experience installing new systems than fixing existing ones. You have to find someone who has worked on many project before that are similar to what you want them to work on now. Getting 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 were unsuccessful trying to get some personal referrals, or if you think you need more choices, take your research online. Take a look at client reviews, but first make sure you’re reading from an independent and reputable consumer website instead of some marketing websites created to build or damage the reputation of certain electricians. Talking to References Lastly, ask your prospects for some client references, and do call these folks. If they hesitate or refuses your request outright, scratch them off your list.