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Why one should only hire a licensed electrician contractor. (Photo Credits)
When a property owner is tight on construction, repairs, or remodeling budget, one may get encouraged to hire electricians who would not charge much, or worse those that are unlicensed.
But there are a lot of risks that come with hiring an unlicensed electrician. And while there are varying rules that govern each state, one thing is certain – it is not safe to hire one.
Service Ratings Website Angie’s List poured out its thoughts on the subject matter. Builders and Contractors
“Once contractors think they’ve got the rules figured out for where they work, another unhappy epiphany dawns: not everyone — homeowners or contractors — knows the rules. And not everyone plays by the rules. Contractors pay a tidy sum to play by the rules in some states, which makes it hard for them to compete against those who don’t. Homeowners can pay the price when they fail to distinguish between the two.” Check out the rest of the material here.
PR Newswire for instance published the press release issued by the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) which emphasized the risks of hiring unlicensed electricians in remodeling jobs. Electricians
“Homeowners often are unaware of the consequences of hiring unlicensed contractors and assume homeowners’ policies cover unlicensed contractors, which is not the case. Besides the obvious lack of professional ethics and not abiding by California’s legal standards, unlicensed contractors often generate inferior work products and services and subject homeowners to financial exposure if an injury occurs.”
Take a look at the whole article here.
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The Better Business Bureau meantime published in its official website the risks of hiring an unlicensed contractor.
Apart from having no injury protection, the BBB said that unlicensed contractors may also ruin the value of a certain property in view of its unlicensed work.
“Many home projects require permits to complete the work, but unlicensed contractors may not always apply and obtain the proper paperwork for projects. This could be very detrimental to the homeowner. When selling a home, specific facts must be disclosed to the buyers. Unpermitted work, especially if it’s not to code, could impact the value of the property and failing to disclose information could lead to liability of the seller.”
Read the whole post here.
Hiring an unlicensed electrician may afford a property owner some form of savings, but in the long run the savings will not be worth the many issues that may soon arise.
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