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4 Awesome Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Electricians

Facts about electricians1. A master electrician trains for nearly as long as a doctor.
Experience is absolutely vital when it comes to electricity. Working with electricity, there is no room for error, Individuals who have earned the title of Master Electrician have gone through a combination of classroom training and hands on experience for at least 8 years. Like doctors, Master Electricians must be prepared to correctly diagnose and then treat electrical issues.

2. Electricians have to be in good physical shape.
Everyone knows electricity is dangerous and because electrical wiring is placed safely in walls, underground and behind washers, dryers and refrigerators, very few of the locations are easy to reach. Electricians need to be able to withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures and perform their duties in uncomfortable positions with very few opportunities to sit or stand comfortably. Because electrical work can’t be left unfinished due to the danger it poses, electricians must usually work days, nights and weekends to ensure that a project is completed safely.

3. There are four major areas in which electricians may specialize in:
Residential (breakers, circuits, and other home electrical needs)
Commercial(office buildings, schools, restaurants, etc. that include heavy machinery, surveillance systems, and lighting that far exceed those used in residential structures)
Outside Lineman (professionals who bring the electricity from the power plant to the home or commercial building. Linemen work with transformers, substations and underground as well as pole to pole lines)
Industrial (processing plants, factories and manufacturing of all types requires heavy machinery, and the proper wiring to support it. Industrial electricians must be knowledgeable in generators, control systems and transformers

4. Electricians need to have solid thinking skills.
Every electrician must learn an extensive amount of information before undergoing testing required for becoming a Journeyman Electrician. That is only after they have worked and learned for a minimum of four years as an apprentice. Electricians must be proficient in math, reading blueprints and memorizing both local and federal electrical codes.

There are no shortcuts when it comes to handling and dealing with electricity, just as there are no shortcuts when it comes to becoming a true professional, licensed electrician like John's Electric.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Service was above and beyond excellent. Stuck with us and the power company until the true root of the problem was found. Worked around our schedule and budget restraints. Left things clean and was very respectful. Would definitely recommend him and use him again.


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Aubrey did a great job for us today. He is an asset to your company!

Jenny York Roberts


First, they were there within the hour of calling them. Secondly, I thought I had 2 bad florescent lights, but it turned out to be tripped GFI outlets. Instead of just going ahead and replacing the lights, the electrician found the tripped outlets and let me know that was all the problem was. He showed me where they were so, if I had a problem in the future I could look there first. I appreciate his honesty. It saved me a lot of money.

Jo A.


Very dependable, professional, friendly and just good at what he does. John wired an addition for us and repaired my breaker box. He is friendly and trust worthy. I had no problem leaving full access to our home while we were away. I highly recommend him and his phone number will remain in my contacts. Job well done! Thanks again.


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