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14-06-2017
The Difference Between Residential Electricians in Toronto and Commercial Electricians in Toronto

 It is very common to have those looking for electrical installations or repairs torn between hiring a commercial or a residential electrician. Did you know that there is a difference between the kind of work each electrician produces? In case you never did, this article will help you decide whether you need to hire a residential or commercial electrician.

When following the licensing mandate protocol, residential electricians are primarily tasked with ground work and lower level tasks in residential (non-commercial properties), which have lower energy consumption needs. The Canadian licensing requirements authorize a residential electrician in Toronto to install, maintain, and service all electric and electrical resources in the area of their jurisdiction. On the other hand, commercial electricians are mandated with handling more complex projects in commercial properties. This simple distinction should help you classify your electrical service/contract, and aid you in hiring the right electrician.

While not all electrical and electrician services categorize under this definition, residential electrician Toronto companies are also tasked with handling some commercial electrician projects.

These normally constitute non-technical works that general electricians can undertake. To ensure that you hire the right electrician for the job, be sure to check their area of specialization. This helps you define the nature of work they can assist you with.

Both commercial and residential electrician Toronto specialists have some overlapping responsibilities, such as general electrical servicing, installations and maintenance. Therefore, you should select the right professional to produce the work you need. This ensures that you get the best value for your money, while allowing the workers to deliver their professional mandate effectively. You should consider the following factors before hiring the right electrician for you:

  •         Type, class and validity of license held
  •         Past experience and projects undertaken
  •      A Professional’s portfolio of past experiences and projects
  •       Reputation among the previous clients served

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