Finding a reputable licensed electrician can be done in a few ways. Asking for the recommendations of friends is a great start. You can also talk to general contractors about professionals they liked working with. Local home builders associations and electrical supply companies can also provide referrals. There are also websites like Angi (formerly Angie’s List) that list the reviews of highly rated licensed electricians.
Part 2 will discuss four more top reasons for hiring a licensed electrician.
4) Savings of Time and Money
In most cases, hiring a licensed electrician will result in savings of time and money. Trying to do a project yourself as a non-professional will usually result in wasting both. Working with a professional helps ensure electrical work will be performed properly the very first time and up to code. You won’t have to worry about redoing a project that was done wrong initially.
5) Liability Insurance
If a licensed electrician gets injured while performing a project at your home, their general liability insurance will cover the accident. Accidental damage to your personal belongings will also be under the professional’s policy.
6) Surety Bond
Basically, a surety bond documents an agreement involving three parties. In the case of the licensed electrician, it is an agreement between the surety company, the obligee (typically the state government), and the electrician’s company. The surety bond will ensure the client is protected from any misconduct or fraud committed by an electrician.
Every state, including Maryland, has an electrical division that sets the rules and regulations governing licensed electricians. It is the responsibility of these electrical divisions to establish and enforce state-wide standards for every professional who performs electrical installations.
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- Standby Generator Installation
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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.