Hiring A Licensed Electrician Benefits Homeowners

A licensed electrician must stay ahead of industry trends and ensure adherence to best practices and be a knowledgeable electrical service professional. An electrician is responsible for performing a variety of tasks on a daily basis – from helping wire a new home to installing commercial and industrial circuit boards.All-Current-Electric-licensed-electrician-residential-2018

Most of us probably can’t remember a time in our lives when a home with electricity was the exception rather than the norm. Fortunately, the days when people used kerosene lanterns or candlelight instead of light bulbs are long gone. Nowadays, we depend on electricity for using the internet, watching television, operating appliances and more. Without it, our lives would be much less convenient. We have come to rely on electricity so much so that when the power goes out and everything shuts down, it throws us into a panic. Having the ability to call a licensed electrician to restore power and gets things back on track is a huge benefit to homeowners.

Besides coming to the rescue during a power outage, a licensed electrician works on a variety of other jobs. Residential electricians install wiring and troubleshoot electrical problems in homes. Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both. Electricians specializing in construction primarily install wiring systems into factories, businesses, and new homes. Maintenance electricians fix and upgrade existing electrical systems and repair electrical equipment in residential settings. All electricians must follow State and local building codes and some states must adhere to the National Electrical Code when performing their work. 

Some of the skills a licensed electrician has are:

  • Use technical diagrams showing the location of circuits, outlets, load centers, panel boards, and more.

  • Install and connect wiring to circuit breakers, transformers, outlets, and other components and systems.

  • Use hand tools such as conduit benders, screwdrivers, pliers, knives, hacksaws, and wire strippers.

  • Use power tools such as drills and saws.

  • Use ammeters, ohmmeters, voltmeters, harmonics testers, and other equipment to test connections and ensure the compatibility and safety of components.

  • Repair or replace electric and electronic equipment when it breaks.

  • Replace circuit breakers, fuses, switches, electrical and electronic components, and wire.

Different Types Of Electrician Licensing
There are four different types of electrician licenses, depending on the set of skills and knowledge one has. Licenses can be either 
certified, meaning that they are able to work anywhere in the state where the license was obtained, or registered, meaning they are only allowed to work in the specific region they were registered in. They are:

  • Electrical Contractor (Certified or Registered)

  • Electrical Specialty Contractor (Certified or Registered)

  • Alarm Contractor I (Certified or Registered)

  • Alarm Contractor II (Certified or Registered)

It is important for homeowners to understand the type of license an electrician has and what it enables him to do. Doing work outside of the scope which the license stipulates is against the law. Hiring a licensed electrician ensures insurance will pay if something goes wrong.

Hiring the wrong electrician can lead to disaster. A licensed electrician who has received appropriate training and has skills and experience is always the better choice. Most electrical work requires a permit issued by the municipality where the work is being done. Having a permit ensures that liability insurance and homeowner’s insurance are more likely to pay out in the event that something goes wrong either on the job or after a job has been done.

The certified electricians at All Current Electric offer over twenty years of experience serving Kansas City and surrounding areas.  We are fully licensed and insured. Give us a call today at 913-825-3506, or visit us ONLINE