When we think of electricians we tend to associate them with one of two tasks, either of which are essential to everyday life. Electrical contractors are responsible for installing and repairing electrical systems for commercial and residential use. Electricians that work for commercial businesses are responsible for many different tasks performed by an electrician. Residential electricians tend to work primarily in residences. We spoke to Matt from Shuttle Electrics to get his insight on the common tasks performed by an electrician:
A big service provided by residential electrical contractors is the installation of new circuit breakers. These help prevent harmful electrical shocks in the home as well as in an office building. Some of these safety services that an electrician might perform include: Home modifications: It is important to change the wiring if you plan to add a room or space to your house. It is also important to install smoke detectors, thermostats and other safety devices. In order to make certain that your home is safe and your family is aware of what is going on, an electrician should be consulted.
Security measures: Many people install security equipment around their residence or business in an attempt to protect themselves and their families from intruders. Residential electricians can help you implement and maintain these security measures. Some examples of the type of measures that an electrician might help you to take include: Switches, lighting and alarms. Some electricians even offer 24 hour security monitoring.
Lighting: One of the most important tasks that an electrical contractor can help you with is the installation and maintenance of new lighting. Certain tasks are necessary throughout the day, such as installing ceiling fixtures, fixing light switches and relighting lights. Other tasks can be completed more frequently throughout the day. Some examples of these tasks include: Changing bulbs, testing the operation of heaters and fans.
Commercial: A commercial electrician is usually employed by a building or commercial company to provide a variety of electrical services to all of its employees, clients and customers. There are different types of electricians that a commercial electrical company may employ, such as: Light Installers, Medium Electricians, Heavy Electricians and Cable Workers. As an individual or business owner, you can be provided with a full range of services by a commercial electrician. Some examples of these services include: Installation and Maintenance of Light Fixtures, Installation and Repair of Electrical Components and Heating System.
These are just a few examples of work that an electrical contractor can provide. If you need any further assistance or information, contact your local division of licensing and certification. Your local licensing board can provide you with valuable information and insight into what an electrical contractor can do for you.