Busted! Don’t Believe These Electrical Contractor Myths!
Does your newly constructed property require electrical solutions? Do you feel you can take care of all the electrical issues one by one, given the right tools and some time to fix those? Do you have a friend or a relative who you think can fix your electrical issues?
Attempting DIY electrical work to save money is always tempting, but electrical work should be left to a professional. Hiring professional electricians to do the job is the best way. The cost of hiring the services of electricians is always worth the expense.
While licensed electricians should be used for anything that involves electricity, many people still have false notions about their work or what they are capable of. So to help you steer clear of these misconceptions, Yeti Electrical Solutions has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about electrical contractors.
Myth 1: You don’t always need an electrician
Many individuals forego a call to their electrician, thinking they can perform basic electrical work on their own. Unfortunately, this often results in damage and injuries. Electrical work is both intricate and dangerous, requiring years of classroom education and hands-on training.
Professional electrical contractors know how to use the tools and techniques to complete electrical repairs and comply with safety regulations. Unless you have electrical training, it’s always best to contact a professional.
Myth 2: Unlicensed electrical contractors can work the same way as the licensed ones
While an unlicensed electrical contractor might save you money in upfront expenses, they may cost you more in the long run. Unlike licensed electrical workers, unlicensed contractors don’t have the same training or certifications.
In many cases, they may not carry insurance or worker’s compensation, which may leave you liable for the cost of any damages they incur or injuries they sustain while on your property. Additionally, hiring an unlicensed contractor can make it challenging to sell your home without proof that a professional completed the work.
Myth 3: Contractors are not trustworthy
Contractors have gotten a pretty bad reputation when it comes to asking a client to sign a contract to begin work on a project, usually because clients feel cornered about paying upfront for work that hasn’t started or because of sudden increases in the amount due for the job done.
Here’s the thing when it comes to contractors, it helps to get a few free quotes for your project(s) and then compare between two or more contractors. In addition to this, to boost your confidence in the contractor, you think you want to go with, take a look at their reviews, be it on Google, Yelp, or Homestars. Lastly, go with your gut! If you feel like they might be shady or don’t inspire confidence, it’s better to find another contractor.
If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to Yeti Electrical Solutions as the leading master electrician and electrical contractor in Brantford, Ontario.
We deal in new constructions, renovations, upgrades, security and landscape lighting, EV chargers, lighting systems, and other electrical services. We serve clients across GTA, Hamilton, Brantford, and the surrounding areas.