Licensed Electrician

Why Hiring a Local Licensed Electrician for Your Building Services Can Save Your Property Money

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When it comes to maintaining your property, working with qualified professionals can help you to address issues in your building before they become large and expensive problems. However, the routine maintenance of your building, if not done right, can end up costing you significantly over the long-term.

How can you benefit and save money by hiring a licensed electrical contractor? Here are a few of the reasons that you need to hire a licensed electrical contractor.

Their Knowledge of the Applicable Building Code

The building code for commercial and residential properties continues to change over time as advances in technology and materials impact the construction industry. Electrical contractors have knowledge of the National Electrical Code® (NEC), which is the nationally recognized electrical safety standard. Using a licensed electrical contractor means they fully understand and comply with the NEC, making for safe installation and the reliability of the system overall. If that same contractor is regularly part of your maintenance routine, then they can let you know if part of your system is now out of date or what you need to update your electrical system after a major change in code.

At the same time, they can help you save money by identifying electrical issues before a building inspector identifies them. That saves you money in potential fines or additional expenses.

Warranty and Insurance for Their Work

When you have electrical work done by a non-licensed electrical contractor, then you are at risk if they did something wrong. In fact, you could be on the hook for damages related to their mistake, as well as the costs to repair it with a licensed professional.

On the other hand, when you work with a licensed electrical contractor, then you also benefit from their warranties and insurance. If a mistake is made, the work on your building is covered.

Getting a Contract and Written Estimate

No matter who you allow to work on your building, it is important to get a written estimate and a complete scope of work. When you work with a licensed electrical contractor, then they are going to be able to provide those items. It can help you to know exactly what you are paying for and the cost. Thus, you will be able to avoid surprises at the end of the project.

If your electrical contractor finds a bigger issue when they start their work, then they should have no problem providing an updated scope of work, allowing you to better manage your costs.

In your commercial property, recognize that faulty electrical components can lead to injury and even fatal fires. If you are doing your maintenance, then you may miss those faulty components because you don’t have the knowledge necessary. Preventing problems can ultimately save your property money. Our team can help you to design a maintenance schedule that works for your building and fits your budget.

Signal Alarms and Electric is an electrical contractor in Southern California providing full capacity electrical contracting services for new construction, renovations, tenant improvements, service upgrades, exterior, interior and landscape lighting, retrofits and service installations in the Southern California/Los Angeles County area.