The majority of electricians begin to learn their trade in the residential area. The reason is because residential wiring is the easiest work to get into and it is the most common type of electrical work available. Our industry has numerous handymen and apprentices working without the proper credentials because this kind of work isn’t very technically difficult.
A competent residential electrical contractor will have a minimum of ten years experience. A quality electrical contractor would need this much experience not only for Electrical Codes knowledge but also to have considerable knowledge about house construction. The experienced and properly licensed contractor will have done the majority of these kinds of jobs numerous times and these kinds of jobs will no longer present any kind of technical challenge to them.
Selecting a residential electrician based on how much they charge per hour is a particularly bad decision that happens all the time. The novice electrician or handyman will often take 2 or 3 times longer to complete work, and if the work is not completed properly or to code, correcting the work can become extremely expensive.