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Hiring an Electrician

Most electrical installation, maintenance, and repair service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific services or projects. The hourly rate breakdown for an Electrician ranges from $48 to $71 and there will usually be a minimum fee charged, which typically represents 1.5 - 2 hours of work. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Electrician. Electrical jobs are usually one of the most expensive because of the specialized trade and the safety risks involved with the projects.

Most people usually wonder if they really need to use a licensed electrician for the job. The answer to this question is usually YES. If you are dealing with any live wires, electrical circuits, fuses, outlets, or any other item that requires electrical power then you absolutely need a ltrained electrician. A professional electrician must be licensed to provide most electrical installation, maintenance, and repair Services. To check an electrician's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. In addition, all electricians are required to carry liability insurance for potential work related damages.

All electricians must undergo years of training, apprenticeships, and licensing to become a qualified electrician. IF hiring an electrician, always ask if they are licensed, insured, and request references. In addition, always get quotes from a handful of electricians to ensure you are getting the best price.

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