You wouldn’t hire an unlicensed doctor and trust him with your health, and you wouldn’t hire an unlicensed tax preparer and trust her with your money - so why risk hiring an unlicensed or uninsured electrician and trust them with the safety of your home and family?
When you need to hire an electrical contractor for a project in your home, you might ask yourself if it really does matter whether or not your contractor is licensed, and you may be receiving what appears to be an economical offer to complete your electrical project from a contractor not playing by the rules. But, beware, the risk you are taking in hiring the unlicensed electrician could end up hurting you financially and putting your safety at risk in the long run.
Licensing and insurance requirements for contractors vary from state to state. Some states require a license and insurance, some don’t. The rules can get confusing for you as the homeowner, and for some contractors they get confusing too.
Contractors pay quite a hefty sum to be properly licensed and insured, which can make it difficult to compete with those who don’t - yet, homeowners pay the ultimate price for choosing a contractor that is not licensed or insured.
If an unlicensed or uninsured contractor is trying to pull a scam on a homeowner, he could charge less for the project on the front end, fall off a ladder on your property and hurt himself and legally sue your insurance on the back end. You will end up footing the bill for his medical costs and lost wages - and still have a project left undone.
Licensing proves that your electrician has the knowledge and knows his trade. The last thing you want to deal with is electrical mistakes in your home after choosing an unlicensed electrician. The damage could mean serious injury, fires or even death by electrocution for the electrician if it occurs during the job, or any time after he leaves, to precious members of your family.
John’s Electric is licensed, bonded and insured in the State of Alabama and we keep playing by the rules to keep your home and family safe. Contact us today for any of your electrical needs.