Generator Service: The Electrician vs. The Handyman

Some electrical installation and repair work can be done by someone with a basic understanding of how circuits work. While hazards exist with electrical work of any kind, things like replacing a broken light switch or adding a dimmer are within the capabilities of anyone who can understand and follow relatively simple instructions.

But more complex work such as adding circuits or replacing a breaker box is best left to the pros. Even minor missteps can lead to fires, and serious injury. This is just as important when working on auxiliary equipment like generators.

Whether a standalone unit or one that’s hardwired into a structure’s electrical system to provide automatic standby power, generators produce substantial amounts of current that, if improperly configured, can cause serious injury and damage.

That’s why it’s important to call a pro when installing or servicing a generator.

A License is More Than a Piece of Paper

Licensed electricians have an in-depth knowledge of electrical circuits and components plus the experience to install and maintain them properly. They have to complete four levels of apprenticeship that includes 6,000 hours of supervised training over several years before they are certified as journeyman electricians and allowed to work on their own.

The training doesn’t end there, either. Licensed electricians are required to undergo continuous education and testing to maintain their skills and knowledge of the latest advancements in technology.

Certification is Standard Nationwide

Unlike building codes that can vary from place to place, licensed electricians are a Red Seal accredited trade that must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC). By imposing strict, uniform standards nationwide, the NEC ensures that all licensed electrical work conforms to industry-approved best practices for quality and safety.

Using Licensed Electricians Brings Peace of Mind

Licensed electrical contractors are insured for the work they do and also carry Workers Compensation insurance to protect customers against claims for on-the-job injuries. Unlicensed workers may not stand behind their work and can sue customers for injuries suffered at work.

Allstar is Ready to Help

Working safely on complex equipment like generators requires a knowledge of electrical circuitry and codes, so don’t risk injury, shock, fire hazards, or expensive repairs by having work done by unqualified persons. If you have any problems or concerns about your electrical service, the pros at Allstar Electrical Services are ready to solve them for you. We offer homeowners, builders, and businesses reliable, professional electrical work that is safe and up to code.

Whatever your electrical needs may be, call Allstar Electrical at (303) 399-7420!