Frequently Asked Questions about Electrical Contractors
What do electrical contractors do?
An electrical contractor can be an individual or a business firm that does work related to electrical systems. This includes but is not limited to design, maintenance and installation. There are three main types of electrical contractors. Outside electrical contractors, also known as line contractors work with the distribution lines. An inside electrical contractor does electrical work inside a property, such as outdoor lighting. An integrated building systems or Voice/Data/Video electrical contractor work with wireless networks, telecommunications and more.
What is an electrical contractor's license?
Most states require everyone to obtain a license if they are supplying electrical services. This license makes it possible for the contractor to receive permits as needed and bid on projects. These licenses can be given to an individual or a business entity. These licenses are usually renewed every year. If they aren’t renewed, the license becomes inactive.
What is the difference between an electrician and electrical contractor?
There is a difference between an electrician and electrical contractor. An electrician is a worker who specializes and is qualified to do tasks related to electrical systems. They have completed an apprenticeship and courses. An electrical contractor is the person or company that hires electricians. They must study longer and pass more exams than an electrician. Most of the time, both are licensed and insured. But an electrical contractor will always only employee licensed electricians.