An Electrician provides many services specializing in the installation, repair, maintenance, audit, and operation of electrical systems, such as circuit boards, wiring, and lighted sign installation and repair. This profession is extremely varied. When a structure or building is erected, an electrician is an important member of the building team. They provide bobcat and backhoe service, trenching, do installation of conduit in the walls and run the wiring, install the panel, and if built-in HVAC systems are being installed, they will also install the electrical wiring for these systems. As the structure is finished, the electrician will install electrical sockets and fixtures and electrical equipment.
The electrician may do electrical installation, electrical repair, and maintain complex electrical equipment, since they are familiar with the workings of various tools and equipment. Repair and maintenance services offered by electricians range from troubleshooting faulty electrical appliances to replacing aged wiring. Many professional electricians work as freelance contractors.
Residential Electrical Service
Most homes are connected to a commercial power source, which allows inhabitants to use different kinds of electric appliances and devices such as heaters, lights, televisions, and computers. An electrician will run wires through the home’s walls, install outlets, connect to the external power source, upgrade electric panels and wiring to the outside pole, do wiring repair, and conduct energy audits. Certified electricians understand the different sizes of wires needed for different applications since different devices and appliances use different wire sizes for proper operation. Using the wrong wire could result in malfunctioning appliances, overloaded circuits, or even cause a fire.
A licensed electrician be able to offer solutions for any type of residential electrical service. They will be able to handle any electrical problem that could possibly pop up in a residential property. In the modern DIY era, many homeowners are tempted to save some money by doing electrical projects themselves. However, unless one is simply swapping a light bulb or plugging in a surge protector, hiring a licensed electrician is in one’s best interest. Some of the services offered by residential electricians include:
• Electrical maintenance and repairs
• Electrical rewiring
• Electric Service upgrades
• Wiring for remodeling and new construction
• Appliance hookups
• Outlet testing and repairs
Commercial Electrical Service
A professional commercial electrician is a necessity for any business. Commercial electrical service requires greater experience and knowledge than typical residential electrical services. Additionally, the quality of work performed may have a direct impact on not only the overall function of the business, but also the aesthetics of the business location, impacting potential profits.
Commercial electricians must possess the latest technology, tools, and information to guarantee success and safety. They must also understand the organization’s specialized electrical needs, as well as obtain the proper inspections, permits, and approvals needed by the industry or business. Some of the services offered by commercial electricians include:
• New construction
• Commercial electrical safety and security
• Lighting Installation
• Energy and Safety Audits
• Diagnosis and repairs
• System maintenance
Industrial Electric service
The work of an industrial electrican involves installing, testing, maintaining, and repairing electrical equipment. Most industrial electricians are employed by large companies, though some work on an independent contract basis. They are in relatively high demand because industrial equipment is now more common. The requirements of specialized industries are varied and wide. Whether a business specializes in manufacturing, horticulture, or mining, it needs the services of a skilled industrial electrician. Some of the services offered by industrial electricians include:
• Installations and project management
• Scheduled and preventative electrical maintenance
• Automation and control
• Troubleshooting and emergency service
• Power factor correction, and more
The work performed by electricians is vital to the upkeep of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. They also provide valuable advice on different issues that affect a property’s safety and electricity, such as a fire hazard. Aspiring electricians serve a professional apprenticeship going to trade school where they will learn about how to handle electricity and install electrical components. They then apply for a license to operate in specific cities.