Electrical Contractors in Victoria BC and Southern Vancouver Island
Most people don’t realize it, but an electrician is not the same as an electrical contractor. In Victoria, as is true in many places throughout the nation, an electrical contractor is a step above an electrician (who, when it comes to electrical work, is a step above a handyman). Only after first becoming an electrician, and then spending a number of hours working under a master electrician, are you able to take your master’s exam to qualify as an electrical contractor.
An electrical contractor has had not only the benefit of trade-specific education, but also more hands-on experience and the ability to learn the nuances of the trade through the master electrician acting as their mentor. Someone who has achieved this level of expertise can not only perform the usual tasks associated with being an electrician, but can also work side by side with other contractors on large building projects, and can run their own business.
Both professionals are skilled at installing or repairing wiring, or installing and repairing lights and appliances. One difference between the two is that electricians are only allowed to work for the public under the supervision of an electrical contractor. Another difference is that, while both require licensing, only electrical contractors can attain the insurance required to safely run a business.
So, if you only needed to have some faulty wiring repaired, or a ceiling fan installed, you would hire an electrician. If your task involved wiring an entire house, or even designing a lighting system for your house, and it required a greater amount of man-hours, you would hire an electrical contractor. In Victoria, and across Canada, electrical contractors don’t just hold greater status than electricians- they hold greater knowledge and experience.
Quality, professionalism, safety and client satisfaction are what makes Citadel Electrical Systems one of Victoria's most recommended Electrical contractors. Their team prides itself on providing the best electrical and solar service for an affordable price to the Southern Vancouver Island communities, including Greater Victoria area. Call today for a free no obligation quote!