Their job is difficult, requires a lot of training and years of experience under a well honed professional. Electricians are required to hold certifications and licenses just to get a permit. We sometimes take their services for granted, not realizing the impact they have on modern life as we know it. It’s time we explored a bit more about these elusive professionals and what they do. After all, they tinker around with our wires and electrical equipment, it is only fair we become acquainted with their thought process, struggles, success and even failures.
A Dallas electrician typically offers a range of electrical services that improve our lives in many ways. Without their expertise we wouldn’t have comfortable lives. Few people, if any, have a proper understanding of these people, so here are 7 facts about electricians some of which are definitely going to surprise you.
It is easy for unlicensed people to work for you instead
Not every Dallas electrician is as educated as they claim to be. When asked to produce their license and certifications, they typically try to bail out of the situation. They will make as many excuses as possible just so they could wiggle their way out of it. But rule number one of hiring any professional electrician is that they must carry a proper license. After all, the work they tend to do is very dangerous and can be harmful not only to homeowners but also to them. If the electrician doesn’t want to show license to you, then politely refuse to accept their services.
Electricians are needed to keep checks and balances
Without a professional Dallas electrician properly auditing your house for problems, it will be very easy for electrical problems to manifest. It is important to remember, that it is costlier to repair a problem that has occurred than to prevent it. This isn’t to say about the fire hazard which is just waiting to happen in a house that has shoddy wirework. It has been estimated that over 50,000 homes experience fire due to electrical problems on an annual basis. The frequency of electrical evaluation should be kept at to at least twice in a year. This is especially true if your house is experiencing flickering lights, defective wiring, warm light fixtures and hot switches. These are symptoms that you have been missing out on crucial maintenance checks.
Every minor electrical problem can be a sign of something more serious, and it is easy to skip getting a maintenance check.
Electricians are in a dangerous line of work
Every day, Dallas electricians put their bodies on the line when they work on repairs or troubleshooting services. Even the most thoroughly honed professional is in a clear line of danger because of exposure to electricity. All it takes for disaster to come knocking on their door is for some minor slip up or error, which is after all a human condition. The more thoroughly trained the electrician, the less likely is the cause for error.
Finding reputable reviews of electricians
Because of increased accessibility from the internet, it has become increasingly easy to provide fake reviews on websites. All one needs to do is create 10 fake accounts and forge 10 entirely different reviews. This throws the entire reviewing system into doubt, but there is a way to work around this bottleneck. New accounts which are barely one minute old will obviously have no history or circle of friends. But accounts which are old and more genuine will have plenty of history to add authenticity. The sad thing is that in order to keep up, even legitimate services sometimes skew reviews to favor their business. What a prospective client should do is find at least three genuine reviews and authenticate them through proper checks and balances. This includes the age of the account, history, circle of friends and the language used in the review.
The words used in the language should be coherent, make sense, not too generic, and directed toward the particular service being used. If the review reads like this, “Best service ever. Best price ever. My problem went away in a jiffy!”, then it probably is fake. Real reviews contain fewer adjectives and talk more sense.
Local and federal electric codes
Every place has its own electric codes which are to be followed at all times. A single mishap in understanding subtle differences could be the difference a botched up job and a good one. Dallas electricians will likely know the Dallas Electric Code by heart and will try to keep up with any changes, improvements and amendments.
Electricians are mostly in good shape
No we’re not strictly talking muscles here. By good shape, it means that the electrician has access to good health care and maintains their body weight within a certain parameter. Dallas electricians sometimes crawl in hard to reach cramped places or climb up tall buildings. This requires a certain degree of fitness.
An electrician’s critical solving skills are above par
The entry requirements for Dallas electricians are more stringent and subject to several regulations. Keeping up with those regulations and putting up with the technical education required to pass examinations hones their critical thinking skills. To be successful in the business, a Dallas electrician must have a solid background in science and should be able to read and analyze blue prints and technical schematic layouts. After all, all the information related to the intricate circuitry is often contained within those blue prints. These pages are cluttered with quirky mathematical symbols and numbers, and require the aid of a trained mind to decrypt the information contained within.
At Electric Pros, we have the most seasoned electricians available to take care of all your electrical concerns. Our electricians are licensed, certified, thoroughly trained and equipped with all the tools to give them the edge. Give us a call today to book a free audit and get one of our experts to check your house!