Residential Electrical FAQs


Do I need A Licensed Electrician in Illinois?


Why Do You Need a Licensed Electrician in Illinois? There are several reasons why you need a licensed electrician in Illinois which are obvious and others which may not be readily apparent, but are just as important. For example, a few of the reasons why you need a licensed electrician in Illinois include the following.

1. A licensed electrician will be insured and bonded. Insured means that the electrician is insured against potential injury he may experience on your property (i.e. he has worker's compensation insurance) and that the electrician is also insured against damage that he may cause to your home through the electrical work performed. Bonded means that the electrician has a surety bond, which is a special kind of insurance policy that protects you if the electrician doesn't do his job. 

2. Having a licensed, insured and bonded electrician protects you from potentially being sued by an individual who is working on your home, and protects you from any financial loss that might be caused by this individual. An unlicensed person doing electrical work will likely be neither insured nor bonded in most cases, since he is not in compliance with the requirement for licensing.

3. A licensed electrician can ensure code compliance in Illinois -On certain types of installation and work that is performed on your home, the code requirements stipulate that a licensed electrician should perform the installation. Even when code does not require that the electrical work be performed by a licensed electrician, there are still provisions of both national and local electrical codes that need to be complied with. A licensed electrician will be in the best position to ensure that you comply with these legal requirements.

4. A licensed electrician will help keep your family safe. Having electrical work that is done by an unlicensed individual can be a recipe for disaster. Many things can go wrong with electrical wiring, ranging from shorts or overloaded circuits to more serious problems that can cause a fire in your home. You definitely do not want to take any risks with the safety of your family. As such, contacting only a licensed electrician is the safest choice.


What is included in the FREE Electrical Inspection?


Blumhardt Residential Electric provides one free Electrical Home Safety Inspection with any paid service call or electrical service. During this inspection our technician will thoroughly inspect the electrical system in your home, checking for things such as proper grounding of your system, and also insuring that your homes electrical system is current and up to date with the safety requirements that current electrical codes require. Upon completion of the inspection, our technician will provide a detailed written report. This report will list any electrical issues that the technician found and also recommendations of any electrical issues that should be brought up to current code requirement.


What is included with the $125 Service Call Fee?


The service call fee includes diagnostic and repair work up to one hour.(parts and materials not included).


Additional time will be billed at $20 per additional 15 minutes. Most simple service calls are completed within the first hour.



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