Handyman vs. Electrician – What You Should Know

electrician in Palm BeachWhen looking for small repairs in your home, your first thought may be to call a handyman. However, if you are looking to have electrical work done in your home or business, a handyman is almost assuredly not the way to go! While a handyman can help with general repair work around the home, only a certified electrician is a true expert in electrical work. Even seemingly minor repair to your wiring, electrical, panel, or electrical system in general really ought to be handled by a licensed professional.

But What’s the Difference?

A handyman is defined as an individual who is skilled in a wide range of general repairs, usually around the house. Handymen don’t necessarily have to hold any true form of certification. While some handymen may be skilled in electrical work, it is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with your home’s electrical system.

A qualified and licensed electrician can work both in the home and in a commercial environment. They are trained in the legalities, proper electrical tool use, the way electrical systems work in the home and in the latest safety standards. These specializations make electricians far and away the better choice.

The Price Factor

It may surprise you to find out that the average handyman actually will cost you more than a certified professional electrician to have your electrical work done correctly. When you think about it though, it makes sense — after all, getting the job done right if far more difficult for the handyman than it is for the electrician! Plus, you’ll need to consider the following:

  • Insurance– If the handyman who works on your home isn’t properly insured, you will be liable for all damages to your home — not to mention the medical bills if your handyman isn’t safe! All Reliable Electrical Services technicians are fully insured, so you can have true peace of mind during the repairs.
  • Labor- Your typical handyman charges by the hour. Certified electricians, on the other hand, know exactly what it takes to get a job done and how to do in the safest and most efficient way possible. This can save you big time in the long run, and you’ll save a ton on labor fees by paying the flat-rate charged by Reliable Electrical Services instead!

In the end, certifications matter. To maintain a safe household that is up to code, please utilize a certified electrician the next time you need electrical work done in your home or business. Contact us today to learn more about how Reliable Electrical Services can help in your home or business!

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