Five reasons why a licensed electrical contractor saves you more than just money

 

Five reasons why a licensed electrical contractor saves you more than just money Posted in General News on April 05, 2016

We’ve all heard the story about the friend-of-a-friend who’s ‘good with tools’ and can do the job at half the price. However, he doesn’t have a licence and only takes cash.

So, with Summer now upon us, and with those electrical jobs needing completion at home and at work, here’s five reasons why a licensed electrical contractor will save you more than just money:

 

1.      Licensed contractors have met the examination requirements of the State/Territory that he/she is operating within – great piece of mind for you;

2.      In the event that you have a dispute with your contractor, you’ll have legal recourse if he/she is licenced –the non-licenced contractor will quickly disappear!;

3.      A licenced contractor must hold appropriate insurance(s) – this gives you further piece of mind;

4.      Your own home/business insurance may not cover you for damages caused by works undertaken on your property by a non-licensed electrician – this could be painful and expensive; and perhaps even more

5.      Critically – non-licenced electricians can put your life at risk.

 

Therefore, when you’re seeking quotes or starting a job, make sure to check that your electrician is licensed. State and Territory Departments make this information available.

 

Content courtesy of the NECA