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“I’m a handy guy, I can fix my electrical repairs myself!” said many guys, in many cities. And it may be true. Many people have the knowledge and some ability to fix electrical problems themselves. But do they have a company behind them guaranteeing the work they do? No. If the repair on their own home fails, they spend time and money to do it again. And maybe again. And what if it fails? What if it starts a fire? There are many reasons to hire an electrician, in Myrtle Beach, SC, to do this work. There is too much at stake – namely your family’s safety.
Electricity is something we tend to take for granted until it’s not there anymore. Electrical contractors have the experience and the knowledge needed to make things right in your world again.
A home or business is a complicated being, especially in this day of Smart Homes, and the larger electrical load that must be available for us to operate all our entertainment choices, appliances, lighting selections, charging stations and gourmet kitchens. Experienced electricians have this knowledge, the equipment, and the ability to pull off anything you dream of – electrically.
A common job for electrical contractors is upgrading the electrical panel on older homes. Those homes have smaller electrical panels that are not able to handle to load we put on them today. If you look at an older home, you’ll notice that some walls in a room have no outlets. Today we need multiple outlets on every wall in a room. Sure, you can add outlets to a room, but an older electrical panel only has so much room before it must be replaced to handle the additional load.
Replacing an electrical panel is not a job for a weekend electrician, it requires – literally, according to most building codes – the work of an electrician. It is an intricate job and one that should not be taken lightly.
Building codes bring up another issue. They can be complicated, very complicated. If this is not something a person deals with on a daily basis, it could lead to trouble. Electrical contractors work within the building codes of the city, county, and state every day. They know exactly what they say and how to interpret them. They are in the know when the codes are updated or changed. In Myrtle Beach, SC you have electricians who know the building codes and work within their parameters daily.
Making electrical repairs on your own home is a tricky business because the consequences of doing just one little thing wrong can be disastrous. It only takes one spark to start a fire and you, as the homeowner, do not want to be responsible for that. Hiring professional electrical contractors is worth every penny because of their meticulous work resulting in safe and effective repairs on your electrical system.
Professional electrical contractors stand behind their work with guarantees, company warranties, standard of excellence policies and a desire to leave your home in the best possible condition after electrical work is done. In order to achieve this, they will –
- Hire only the best employees. They must have the experience, go through continuing education, be background tested and have all relevant licenses and certifications.
- Be on time. It may be a small thing, but time is valuable. If a client has to take off work to meet the electrician at their home and then wait for an hour for him to show up – that doesn’t make for a happy customer.
- Put their money where their mouth is. Or to put it more politely, if they tell you the repair will cost X amount of dollars, it will not cost a penny more, no matter how much it really cost. They will take the loss in order to make good their word.
- Professional electrical contractors in Myrtle Beach, SC will be fully licensed, insured and bonded. If something goes wrong, any damage done to your home is covered by their insurance. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s good to know all potential issues are covered – just in case.
An electrician goes through years of specialized schooling in order to open their own business. And it’s not like you can go to ‘electrician school’ for six months and open up shop.
There are two ways to receive training to become an electrician. One – you can earn a certificate through vocational school and then find an apprenticeship, or you can do training and apprenticeship at the same time in any one of three programs. (see below) It takes about 4 years.
After that, you can start working with a licensed, journeymen electrician under close supervision. When the journeymen electrician thinks you’re ready, you can take the test. This is a rigorous examination, testing your knowledge of electrical theory, the National Electrical Code and all the local electric and building codes. You’ll have to check with the state you live in for specific training requirements, as each state is different.
If you’re interested in becoming a licensed electrical contractor check into these organizations for more information –
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
- National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
- Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
The answer to the question is Yes, it is worth every dollar, every penny to hire a professional electrician who is meticulous about the work they do. It’s a rigorous job, and sometimes dirty and demanding as they crawl under houses and through dusty attics, but they are dedicated professionals who deliver every time.
If you live the Myrtle Beach, SC area, you can call Mister Sparky today for a free estimate, an inspection or questions about your electrical difficulties. He will have the answer to all your electrical problems. Call Mister Sparky today!