Importance of Using a Licensed Electrician – Don’t Take Shortcuts in Home Improvements

Home improvement projects can seem like a great time to pull out the how to handbook or to search the internet for Home Improvements 101. There are a great many ways that you can save money by doing home improvements. You may be able to patch holes, replace flooring, hang wallpaper, paint, and replace the cabinets and many other projects that will save mega money. One area that you should avoid trying to save money is by doing your own electrical work.

In New Jersey the owner or lease holder of the building or home is required by law to secure permits and to hire a licensed New Jersey electrician to do all electrical work. The hired electrical contractor usually will apply for these permits for you. The township or county will then come and check the work being done. The NJ electrician will work with the township to ensure that all codes are adhered to. Upon completion the work will receive approval from the township. If you are caught doing work without a permit a fine will be issued. The work will often be required to be removed and redone by a professional licensed NJ electrician.

The weight of having to tear out the work done and the expense of the fine are done as a means to hinder people from doing their own home improvement electrical work. Electrical work must be done correctly. Faulty wiring can result in smoking wires and short outs in appliances or light fixtures. The worse thing that can happen with incorrect wiring is a fire. Fires that are caused by incorrect wiring are labeled as such by the fire department and are then investigated by the township.

Electrical contractors are licensed through the state which they live in. NJ Electrician must complete the following criteria. They must be 21 years of age. They must have completed high school or have their GED. They must also have one of the following criteria met: They must have five years of experience in electrical wiring or heat or power installation. They must completed a four year apprenticeship approved through the Board and one year experience approved by the Board. They must have completed 8,

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