So you have a list of electricians and have settled on two viable technicians who to you, have equal qualifications, reputation, and prices. But the only issue is one of them is an unlicensed electrician, which may not seem like a big issue. However, not having a license is a red flag for various dangers associated with working such an electrician. Licensure for working as an electrical technician is only obtained after undergoing the required training for the profession. Below are some of the dangers of not using a licensed electrician.
• Risk Of Property Damage
Electrical issues significantly increase the possibility of property damage. An electrical spark can be all it takes to start an unexpected fire that reduces an entire building to ashes. Such an outcome increases profoundly when an unlicensed electrician claims to have fixed the electrical faults. The job may not be to the required standards owing to the electrician’s lack of adequate professional training.
• Risk Of Injuries Or Death
As per the law, it is important for property owners to ensure that they adhere to existing building codes which include the proper installation of electrical wiring, power supply and distribution system and electric fittings. If any of these are not up to code, they place the lives of the people occupying the building at risk; a faulty electrical wiring or fittings can shock a person to death or cause severe injuries.
• No license? No insurance!
Fires caused by faulty wiring and electrical installations are an avoidable thing that is possible by taking proper precautions. If a fire was to occur in your home and the insurer finds out that is was caused by faulty electrical installations or wiring done by an unlicensed electrician, you may lose out on your compensation. The result of such an outcome will mean that you will have lost your property along with an opportunity to get back on your feet, financially.
The installation of electrical wiring and fittings should always be done after obtaining a permit for such work. If you venture into doing the job without the required permit and have the work handled by an unlicensed electrician, your insurance company may cancel your coverage and deny the claims. Licensed electricians know the value of working with proper permits since they also can be put to blame and arrested for not adhering to their professional work ethics and placing lives at risk.