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Electricians are professionals who handle a number of electrical jobs in residential, commercial and industrial settings. An electrician usually works in either a construction or a maintenance capacity, though many electricians specialize in both areas.

What Does an Electrician Do?

Electricians who specialize in new construction are responsible for installing or remodeling electrical systems in homes, commercial buildings and industrial warehouses. Electricians who focus on electrical maintenance are involved in repairing and maintaining existing electrical systems and equipment for either commercial or residential clients. All electricians must adhere to state, local and national building codes.

Electrician Jobs

Many jobs require professional help from a qualified electrician. Working with electricity can be very dangerous so you may want to hire an electrician to fix any faulty wiring or to make electrical modifications in your home. An experienced electrician can ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

When and How to Hire an Electrician

When you hire an electrician, make sure he is properly licensed, bonded and insured. Ask him for proof of state licensure. This certificate is issued to electricians who meet the required standards and competencies to work in a particular state.

You may prefer to hire a master electrician. Master electricians have passed a standardized test and must have at least five to seven years of working electrical experience, depending on the state. A master electrician can also design electrical systems, although some states may require an electrical engineer to review designs. Some states require journeymen to work under master electricians.

Asking friends for recommendations is another good way to ensure that you hire an electrician with a good reputation for timely, quality work. Alternatively, you may want to get multiple estimates and talk to more than one professional you are considering for your electrician jobs.

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