How do you find the right person to call when you need repairs, home improvement, or renovation? What should you do if you don’t know when to call an electrician? It all depends on the type of work that you have done and what it involves.
What is a general contractor?
A general contractor is someone hired to manage or oversee a project. This is usually related to construction or renovations. General contractors can have different licenses and specialties. They can also have sub-contractors, who work under them. The general contractor usually has a contract in place with the client that outlines the expectations for the project and directs responsibility for its outcome.
Although a general contractor is not usually a Myrtle Beach electrician, some general contractors are licensed electricians. Even though they may not be electricians, some general contractors might be authorized to perform minor electrical work on a project.
What is an electrician?
An electrician is a specialist contractor. An electrician is someone who specializes in the maintenance and installation of electrical equipment. Different levels of expertise are available for electricians. A few electricians are only qualified to do small jobs like changing light fixtures or outlets and installing switches. Other licensed electricians can handle almost any job related to the electrical system in your home or business.
There are many levels of licensure for electricians. They range from Trainee to Master Electrician. An Electrical Contractor license is required for all electrical contractors who work in your home.
How can I tell which one I require?
A general contractor is needed to help you complete a project that involves the destruction or construction of a portion of your home. A general contractor is someone who has the necessary knowledge to construct a home. They also likely have some knowledge in electrical repair and plumbing so that they can make minor repairs or changes. The general contractor will refer an electrician to help with electrical work that is required during the project. The electrician is usually only called for emergency work.
An electrician is the best choice if your project involves only wiring or other electrical problems. When you explain the project to them, or when they come out for estimates or to do the work, he or she will let you know if you require the expertise of other professionals.
Hire only reputable contractors, with good references and who are licensed and insured. These guidelines will keep you, your house, and the contractor safe in case of an accident. All contractors, including electricians and general contractors, must be licensed and insured in their state.
Call MB Electrician Pros when you need an electrician in Myrtle Beach. We have relationships with general contractors throughout the Grand Strand.
MB Electrician Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577