If you’re building a new house, getting the wiring installed correctly is essential to its long-term health and to ensuring proper operation—so it’s important to hire the best electrician for the job. Enlisting a quality electrical construction service will ensure that everything is installed properly and safely so that your home will run smoothly for many years.
What to Look for in a New Construction Electrician
A new construction electrician is a certified electrician who has taken courses and training on new building codes and new technology as it relates to circuits and wiring. Setting up your circuits correctly for the first time is much more complicated than simply adding a new receptacle or circuit. It’s important no one circuit carries too much of the home’s electrical load.
An experienced new construction electrician will consider all sources of major energy usage, such as the location of your refrigerator and washing machine, to ensure circuits are well spaced out and installed in the best locations.
To make sure that you get the right electrician for your new construction project, look for the following:
- Licensing. At a minimum, you want the electrician you hire to be properly certified to complete the work. A certified electrician has completed specialized training, an apprenticeship under a licensed electrician, and has passed the state licensing exam. A master electrician has additional experience and training and has also passed an additional licensing test. While a master designation isn’t necessary for new construction projects, you’ll likely have a master electrician supervising the team.
- Warranty. Many electricians offer a warranty on the labor and parts used in wiring your new house.
- References. Don’t be afraid to ask a prospective electrician or electrical contractor for the contact information of a couple of satisfied new construction customers and be sure to call them. The best electricians will be happy to share this information and will have other reviews you can browse on the Internet.
Need a New Construction Electrician in MD, VA or DC? Call Kolb Electric!
At Kolb Electric, we know how important it is that your home be wired correctly from the very beginning. That’s why we hire only the most skilled licensed electricians to work on our clients’ homes. Whether you’re a builder or contractor looking for an electrical partner in the DC area or a homeowner handling the project themselves, we can help with any new home wiring project, no matter how complex.
To learn more about hiring a new construction electrician for your Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, DC project, call us at 877 287-1179. We’ve been helping Mid-Atlantic builders and homeowners with their electrical needs since 1925.