As discussed in Part 1, verifying whether an electrician is licensed will help protect your home and family from improperly performed electrical work that might endanger your safety. Part 2 will discuss Ongoing Education and No Shortcuts.
Residential electrical systems can be very complex. To stay current with evolving technology, a licensed electrician must take mandatory classes to improve technical skills and keep pace with new technology to provide clients with the highest level of service possible. Ongoing education helps ensure a professional complies with best practices and the codes and guidelines established by regulators.
A licensed electrician holds a state-issued license to provide electrical services. To earn a license, candidates must complete a challenging battery of tests, training, and inspections.
Typically, licensed electricians are well-trained, knowledgeable, and reliable. Securing a license proves they are competent in their profession, helping ensure they will be trustworthy and responsible when serving their clients.
It’s human nature to take a shortcut wherever possible to make life easier. Unfortunately, taking a shortcut to electrical work is a very bad idea. Let’s discuss the reasons.
Poorly performed work can lead to a faulty electrical system. It can be very unstable in certain scenarios, leading to a deadly fire. A licensed electrician will make sure to inspect the wiring thoroughly. Once an electrical problem is discovered, licensed electricians will fix it using their training and tools, along with the replacement parts and wires needed.
To illustrate, a licensed electrician can diagnose a case of a blown fuse and make the needed repairs. If they find the fuse box defective, they will have the knowledge and skills to repair or replace it as the situation requires.
Moreover, licensed electricians are knowledgeable about the permits required for certain projects. When a permit is required to carry out a project, such as installing an emergency standby generator, they can help secure the paperwork required on time.
Electrical Services You Can Trust
Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:
- Standby Generator Installation
- Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
- Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
- Structured Cabling
- Circuit Breaker Replacement
Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.