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Avoid Unlicensed Electricians

By Pingston Electric, LLC, Jan 10 2017 05:15PM

As a homeowner you’ve probably needed electrical work conducted at some point. If you’re like most people, you’ve considered the possibility of having a handyman or electrician’s helper conduct the work to save money even though they don’t have a license.


There are several ways that hiring an unlicensed electrician can hurt you as the consumer. But most importantly, it is dangerous. If they don’t hold a license, there is a reason for it. Either they were too lazy to put the effort into obtaining one, or they didn’t have the skills, education and experience required to be granted one.


It is easy for these unlicensed guys to quote the job at half of what licensed electricians are quoting, either because they aren’t pulling permits (because they can’t) or they don’t have general liability and workers compensation insurance.


Always ask for a copy of their license before you hire an electrician. If the electrician you are contemplating hiring does not carry general liability and workers compensation coverage, don’t hire them.


You can even look them up HERE to make sure that they are licensed in the State of Florida.


Your home or business is often one of the largest investments you make. Never place that investment in the hands of unlicensed contractors who are not properly trained and certified in their respective fields.


When you hire somebody who insists on a permit, you know you’re having the job done according to what standards demand for your own safety. You can be rest assured a licensed electrician in Florida such as Pingston Electric is going to do the job right the first time according to legal standards and your expectations.




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