The Code

Electrical code requirements are important! They keep you safe, and keep your home following provincial regulations. That’s one of the many reasons why it is important to hire a licensed electrician. A person who does not have a license (including someone who works in the construction industry) is not educated on the frequent code changes and cannot ensure that your home is up to current safety standards. A licensed electrician can also help you deal with permit regulations and applications.

Electricians Are Highly Trained

In Quebec, an electrician must have a DEC and 8000 hours of apprenticeship. That’s a lot of time learning how to install electricity safely. The reason it takes so long to get certified is because there is a lot to know about the job. This is why when homeowners who have no training attempt to do their own electrical work, they generally are unsuccessful and end up paying more in the long run to have a licensed electrician fix their work.

Not All Electricians Are Created Equal

Like a good hairdresser or a good doctor, you should hold on to a good electrician when you find one. A good way to find a good electrician is by asking your friends or neighbors, seeking an electrician with experience, and asking your electrician for references.

You will be able to tell when you have a good electrician because they will be honest with you about how much everything will cost and what corners not to cut. You want your electrician to see the long picture, not just save you money on the one visit. Your electrician should also be fully up to date on current codes and regulations.

At Gavin Electric, we are proud of the work we do and the skills of our profession. Give us a call if you would like to discuss any of your electrical needs.