What Makes a Good Commercial Electrician?

Posted in: Electrical Tips for Business

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If you are hiring an electrical services contractor it can sometimes get confusing deciding which type of electrician you really need. In fact there are many different types of electricians who specialise in different aspects of their trade so as important to know what you are looking for before making a decision.

Oddly enough there are some electricians who have spent a long time working in construction and who specialise in commercial work. After having been out of the mainstream for a long time you might be surprised to hear that some electricians have difficulty re-adapting.

Without exaggerating the situation, it is important to choose an electrician who is competent and has plenty of experience in the type of work you need to have performed. Although someone with commercial experience may eventually be able to adapt to general household work, the time taken to complete the tasks may not be to your liking and the price may also be considerably higher because of this.

On the other hand, if the work you need to have done involves installations and laying of cables, then a commercial electrician could be just what you need and could have fact save you time and money.

So what things should you be looking for when it comes to choosing a commercial electrician? Here is a brief description of the tasks commonly undertaken in this field to give you an idea.

  • A commercial electrician will be adaptable and creative enough to come up with solutions on the spot. Frequently on a commercial site the builder will have no idea how wires are going to be installed into a wall, they simply want an electrical outlet in a specific spot. The electrician needs to be inventive enough to work out a solution quickly and then get the job done as soon as possible.
  • Basic electrical skills are insufficient, experience and creativity are the main factors when it comes to assessing how good a commercial electrician really is.
  • They also need many other skills such as the capacity to work with a broad range of customers including builders, other commercial contractors and building owners. They need to be able to communicate effectively and describe the job in clear detail without being too technical so that everyone understands easily.
  • Above all, a good commercial electrician will always be professionally presented, be clean and efficient in the workplace, and focus on the task at hand without being distracted by the myriad of other tasks being performed around him.
  • Sometimes, when specialty work has to be performed, the process can be an exciting one for the electrician and a good commercial electrician will convey the sense of excitement to the customer so as to engender a sense of trust. This is definitely a situation where the means justify the end.

Although this list is not meant to be an exhaustive one, it gives you a good idea of what a good commercial electrician is like and the skills they need to get the job done.