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What to Look for in an Electrician


While it may be tempting to do it yourself, get help from a friend or family member, or find a cheap option online, having your electrical work done by an electrician is crucial to the safety and success of your projects. But when you’re looking for an electrician to help you with your electrical work, what do you look for?

What is a Qualified Electrician?

A qualified electrician is someone “who has demonstrated skill and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved”–basically, a qualified electrician has trained for 4 to 5 years in their field to have the skills, safety practices, licensing, and equipment to safely complete the job.

Here’s why it’s important to have a qualified electrician do your electrical work:

Not only will a qualified electrician have years of training, they will also be trained and up to date on your state’s Code, and will be licensed, insured, and bonded to work in your state. These qualifications can give you peace of mind that your electrical work is in safe hands. 

Qualified electricians should be able to take pride in and stand behind their work–with them, you’ll find a paper trail behind all of their jobs, with the correct permits, warranties, and certifications. They’ll be reachable by multiple different methods, and will surely communicate clearly and efficiently. No ghosting here!

With their years of experience, these qualified electricians know how much better products from reputable retailers and distributors are over cheaper, counterfeit, or duped products, and will also be able to provide the most energy-efficient solutions. They’ll do safe work, protecting you, your family, and themselves. 

Trying to do it yourself or having a sketchy, unqualified electrician might save you a couple of bucks, but could cost you a fortune in the long run. From having to replace and redo work due to cheap materials and fixtures to having work done that is unsafe and not up to code, going the cheaper route with an unqualified electrician probably isn’t worth it. At Coffin Electric, our electricians are not only qualified, highly trained, experienced individuals, but are also friendly, helpful people, always willing to lend a hand!