Hiring an insured electrician can be an exhaustive and expensive process, but finding the right electrician for the job can save you money and trouble in the long run. When choosing an electrician to work on your house, business, or production line, being licensed and insured should be a requirement.
You might be wondering why hiring an insured electrician is so important. Here are a few reasons:
First and foremost, your and the workers’ safety is of the utmost importance. A properly insured and licensed electrician is more likely to do the job correctly, reducing the risk of injury to you or anyone else. Death or injury by electric shock due to an improperly wired outlet or switch, or by unsafe work practices, is a very real danger. To avoid this sort of accident, you should hire a reputable, licensed, and insured electrician.
If an electrician has a good reputation and carries the appropriate licensing and insurance, he or she is much more likely to complete the job professionally and leave no loose ends, which means your home or business — and the people in it — are in good hands.
If an electrician is licensed and insured, they are more likely to have the right experience and know-how to fix all types of electrical issues. Think of it like a screening process or necessary resumé detail.
It’s not that someone can’t be a talented electrician without being licensed and insured, but having these qualifications in place provides an extra measure of credibility and security, which offers peace of mind for you.
If an accident happens, you want to be covered for any damages. In the worst possible scenario, if a terrible accident occurred at the hands of an uninsured electrician, you could be responsible for the damages to your home or business. This includes any damage or injury that the electrician suffers as well. Yes, you could be responsible for someone else’s mistake if the electrician is not properly insured.
A properly licensed and insured electrician is required to have a certain level of liability insurance coverage depending on the extent of the job. That way, if an accident does occur, both you and the electrician are covered.
Hiring a reputable electrician who is licensed and insured might cost more than a handyman you found on Craigslist, but in the end the extra expense is worth it. With a skilled and licensed contractor, chances are no accidents will occur and your project will be done quickly and without incident — but in the event that something does go wrong, you want to know that you and your family or employees are protected.
Our team at Electrical Elite is fully certified, licensed and insured, and we have the knowledge and experience to complete whatever your job requires. Get a quote or speak to a team member 24/7 at 647-993-5483.