Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Licensed Electrical Subcontractor

July 28, 2015 by Valerie Griffiths

Hiring reliable, licensed subcontractors ensures you peace of mind and a job well done. You can count on them to bring your project up to code safely and efficiently.

Hiring a licensed professional from the start will save you time and aggravation. Let’s take a look at electrical subcontractors, our area of expertise, and the top three reasons to bring them onto your project:

  1. Cost. Think you’ll cut costs with an unlicensed electrician? Think again! Since they haven’t completed the training and licensing process they may not be up to speed on electrical codes, guidelines, and safety protocols.Licensed electricians are experts in keeping your home and family safe. Every state has its own electrical code and there’s also a National Electrical Code. Both are complicated, ever-evolving guidelines. Most licensed electricians must renew their license every two years so they’re up on the latest. (For more information on the qualifications of licensed electricians in Rhode Island, click here.) Your electrical subcontractor abides by all codes to ensure there are no snags in your project.Knowing the code, a licensed electrical subcontractor can quickly pinpoint potential issues, dangers, or setbacks as your project progresses. They are trained to operate with safety in mind, helping to mitigate risks onsite. Unlicensed electricians are not, so their work can inadvertently put your project (and clients) in danger. Oftentimes, a shoddy job from an unlicensed electrician needs to be corrected by a licensed professional in the end. This is an unnecessary stress and expense that can easily be avoided.
  2. Risk. If you choose to work with an unlicensed professional you assume all risk. If an unlicensed electrician is injured on your property or something gets damaged by accident it’s on you to pay all associated costs. The liability insurance of a licensed electrician will cover any unforeseen expenses from accidents.
  3. Efficiency. Licensed electricians work closely with the Building Code Commission so they can quickly secure any necessary permits. Unlicensed electricians aren’t qualified to secure them for you which can present a snag in project progress.

Use your licensed subcontractors’ training and expertise to your advantage on the job. Leave it to them to keep your project running smoothly, and your clients impressed and satisfied.