Should I leave my electrical to my general contractor?
Are you looking to finish your basement or renovate your kitchen or bathroom? Building a detached garage or addition to your home? Is your general contractor telling you that he has ‘his own electrician’ and that he will include the electrical in the quote? Not all but most general contractors are looking for cheap and not necessarily quality electricians. When it comes to Electrical, quality should be your first priority to ensure the safety of your family and home. Here are a few other things to consider:
What to ask your general contractor for when it comes to the electrical work.
If your general contractor is going to include the electrical work in their proposal, protect yourself! Make sure they know you require the electrical permit details and a certificate of inspection when work is complete. If he tells you that you don’t need a permit, do not hire him!
Do I need an electrical permit?
Any new wiring or mechanical alterations to the panel in a home requires an electrical permit. That’s right, even if it is only to install one new light or receptacle location. Don’t be alarmed, electrical permits are not like building permits. Electrical Contractors (ECRA) are registered with the Electrical Safety Authority (E.S.A.), and can pull a permit up to 48 hours after starting the work. A permit only requires a simple phone call from Pro Trade Electric. It is that easy.
By asking for a permit to be taken out, you can be sure that the electrical work is done legally and up to code by a certified electrician. That means that your home, and your family is safe. A permit and certificate, is your peace of mind.
Give us a call today for a free quote to upgrade the wiring in your new electrical renovation or addition!
Kawartha & Harcourt
Pro Trade Electric specializes in residential services. Whether you need a small wiring fix, whole home generator or the installation of a state-of-the-art smart home, we get the job done right! All Pro Trade Electricians are expertly trained, licensed, insured, and local. You can expect a Master Electrician on every house call.
We provide a thorough consultation to explain your available options. With that information, you can choose the scope of work that’s right for your home or business and for your budget. No hidden fees and you will Know The Price before we start the work.
We are here for all your emergency services. A Master Electrician is on standby and we stock spare parts for most jobs.
We feel you should be rewarded for referring us to your friends and family. So simply ask your friend or family member to mention you by name and we will give them 5% off any work. As a thank you, we will send you a $25 gift card if they proceed with the work.
We strive to save you both time and money by combining experience, high quality parts and equipment, and exceptional service. We will stick with the job until you are 100% satisfied.