Determine whether you need a professional electrical contractor by evaluating the need for having your electric systems properly installed by a licensed electrician with insurance and an outstanding reputation in the community.
Whether brand new or relatively new, if you buy a home which is completely built you probably don't need to hire an electrician to move in although you may need a few customization made to allow for the needs of your family. If you buy a house as the contractor is finishing it with time to allow for your input on final details, he probably already has an electrician lined up for the job. If you build a house yourself, or hire a contractor to build your plans on your lot, you'll have more input toward the project and may decide to hire your own electrical contractor rather than using the one recommended by the general building contractor.
To the layman, the job of the licensed electrician seems like medieval wizardry. You tend to check an electrician’s credentials and then trust him to do the job according to the best current standards defined through the local building code. With larger jobs and new construction, you know the work is okay because code inspectors, appraisers, and your private inspector provide redundant checks to make sure no problems exist in the work.
Depending on the aptitude, knowledge, and experience of the homeowner, some electrical work can be conducted as a do it yourself project. It’s important to make sure you don’t get in over your head as an improper electric job can be a nuisance at best or a safety issue at worse, and it nearly always costs more to fix a botched job than to hire a professional to conduct it properly in the first place.
When it comes to your home, it is natural to want the best. You want the best lawn and the best furniture. If you have an electrical problem following a severe storm, you want the best electrician. At years of experience in the industry, our team at Harrison Electric offers the best services in an around Minneapolis and Plymouth, so we want to help you avoid making mistakes when it comes to choosing an electrical professional.