Residential Electrical FAQs


Do I need A Licensed Electrician in Illinois?


Why Do You Need a Licensed Electrician in Illinois? There are several reasons why you need a licensed electrician in Illinois which are obvious and others which may not be readily apparent, but are just as important. For example, a few of the reasons why you need a licensed electrician in Illinois include the following.

1. A licensed electrician will be insured and bonded. Insured means that the electrician is insured against potential injury he may experience on your property (i.e. he has worker's compensation insurance) and that the electrician is also insured against damage that he may cause to your home through the electrical work performed. Bonded means that the electrician has a surety bond, which is a special kind of insurance policy that protects you if the electrician doesn't do his job. 

2. Having a licensed, insured and bonded electrician protects you from potentially being sued by an individual who is working on your home, and protects you from any financial loss that might be caused by this individual. An unlicensed person doing electrical work will likely be neither insured nor bonded in most cases, since he is not in compliance with the requirement for licensing.

3. A licensed electrician can ensure code compliance in Illinois -On certain types of installation and work that is performed on your home, the code requirements stipulate that a licensed electrician should perform the installation. Even when code does not require that the electrical work be performed by a licensed electrician, there are still provisions of both national and local electrical codes that need to be complied with. A licensed electrician will be in the best position to ensure that you comply with these legal requirements.

4. A licensed electrician will help keep your family safe. Having electrical work that is done by an unlicensed individual can be a recipe for disaster. Many things can go wrong with electrical wiring, ranging from shorts or overloaded circuits to more serious problems that can cause a fire in your home. You definitely do not want to take any risks with the safety of your family. As such, contacting only a licensed electrician is the safest choice.




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