Wiring a New House: Which Electrician Should You Hire?
For many of us, wiring is a black and white proposition. When the light is up, it means the job was done well. The opposite is also true.
However, wiring transcends this. It is a complex network of its own that requires the right design and installation. Poorly-designed circuits damage electronic gear and appliance motors by delivering the wrong amperage. Partially overloaded circuits typically cause light flickering when an appliance is in use. In other instances, the circuits may break altogether as a result of overloaded. This leads to a host of issues including blowing of the fuse and total shut down of the entire circuit.
To avoid running into the problems in the future, hire the right electrician from the start. Wiring is just as important as building a house with the right materials and safety standards.
Here, we discuss which electrician is fit to handle the job of wiring a new house to perfection.
Before you consider other important facets of the hiring process, you need to know the right qualifications. Ideally, a master and a journeyman electrician are both qualified to do a full house wiring.
A master electrician comes with a 2-year experience after passing a standardized test. They are aware of Toronto and Canada Electrical Code for wiring. They can design, plan, install, and maintain an electrical system for your home.
A journeyman, on the other hand, doesn’t have a master’s license but is licensed by the Toronto government to carry out electrical work. In most cases, the journeyman electrician will work under a master electrician, particularly on big wiring projects.
Tips on Picking the Right Electrician
It is not enough to just pick a random master or journeyman electrician to wire your new house. There are all kinds of unscrupulous businessmen out there, all looking to take advantage of unsuspecting clients. Even the legitimate ones don’t all ensure effective work. When hiring one to do the wiring for your new house, follow the following two tips:
- Check Their Specialization
Electricians in Toronto tend to specialize these days. It gives allows them to be experts in one field. Some solely concentrate on commercial projects while others rely on service calls to fix faulty fixtures or dead outlets. Those who focus on wiring know how to snake wires through drywalls and basically design and install a new electrical system. For obvious reasons, you want to work with the latter category.
- Judge The Quality Of The Work
Although it takes an expert eye to point out an electrician’s mistakes, some things that are quite straightforward. As a rule of thumb, any electrical job that is a mess is perhaps not safe. Go over a site with many electrical wires and access whether the cable carrying all the wires neatly runs to the service panel or not. If the cables crisscross each other, the electrician may be unfit for the job.
These are two of the most important attributes to look out for in a wiring electrician. The other ones include current proof insurance, good customer service, cost, and professionalism. Do your due diligence and don’t settle until you find the best man for the job.