Do you know your way around wires and think you can do some of the electrical work in your apartment? Well, it’s good to have a basic know-how of changing wires and electrical installing. However, this doesn’t imply that you should be doing electrical work in your apartment by yourself. Not only is electrical work complex and nerve-wracking, but also dangerous.
Electrical failures at homes lead to some shocking stats of causing fires and deaths. More than 500 people die every year due to electrical failures and malfunctioning. Electrical work for your NYC apartment calls for a professional to work accordingly with the electrical codes and appropriate safety standards.
Don’t mistake your neighborhood’s local electrician as an electrical contractor. A local electrician is less credible, uncertified, and less experienced to complete the electrical work in your apartment.
Here are the following reasons that explain the need for a contractor for electrical work in your NYC apartment:
An electrical contractor has the registration and licensing for performing complex electrical work. Unregistered/non-licensed contractor or electrician cannot offer their services in NYC, as per the law. Certified contractors come under Restricted Electric Contractors (REC). A restricted electric worker adheres to a high standard of quality and safety. Unregistered contractors and workers don’t have a permit for performing electrical work.
Electrical work can be difficult, especially in confined spaces. Many cases of shower upgrades resulted in electric disasters. Rewiring older shower models for newer ones may seem easy and intriguing. However, they pose a significant electrical hazard. Your bathroom showers tend to pull more electricity than the wires can manage.
Therefore, don’t take the DIY route when it comes to performing electrical work in a bathroom. Only a certified or registered contract can perform electrical work in high-risk places.
New York City’s electrical codes are up-to-date, with the most recent update in 2011. However, there is a chance your apartment might not comply with the city’s electrical codes. You need to upgrade your electric codes before hiring an electrician for performing electrical work in your apartments. Registered contractors are well aware of the recent electric codes. They update your apartment’s electric code to ensure compliance. Unregistered electric workers may not be aware of the electric codes, so their work can be damaging to your apartment’s electric load.
If you hire a layman or unregistered electrician, your electric work is not secure. Non-registered electric workers do not have any insurance. They will not bear responsibility for any damage caused to your property during the job. You need to hire an REC to protect or recover your property in case of any accidental damage. Top NYC electrical contractors provide their customers with insurance coverage.
Without a proper contractor, electrical work in your apartment is hazardous and illegal. At Brener Construction, we are certified professionals, offering hassle-free and hazard-free electric solutions. Contact us for safe and insured electrical work for your NYC apartment.
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