The electric industry has grown and developed so much over the years. It is broad and electricians continue to carve several sub-niches within it. The electric industry is responsible for the generation, distribution, transmission, and sale of power to the public. It is divided into various sub-units that ensure the electric industry remains efficient.
Electricians generally perform the same task and have the same knowledge but their career allows them to choose specific areas to work. The commercial electric industry is one of such areas. Others are residential and industrial electric industry.
Residential electric industry
The electricians under this area are called residential electricians. They provide all electrical services needed with a residential or home setting. For example, panel upgrades, house rewiring, light fixture installation, and more are the kind of electric tasks a residential electrician would handle. They also need to be skilled in troubleshooting.
Industrial electric industry
Industrial electricians focus on the industrial setting. This includes all kinds of companies from manufacturing to packaging and much more. An industrial electrician must complete their apprenticeship and obtain a license. The electrical services they would provide include maintenance, installation, design of electrical systems, and so on. The specifics of these services will vary depending on the employer and type of company. Industrial electricians have to run tests, evaluations, inspections, repair and cleaning on all electrical systems in the company. They must ensure power is supplied efficiently for the company to work.
Commercial electric industry
Commercial electricians are the most common of these three areas. They are electricians that work in environments accessible to the masses. These include places like retail stores, restaurants, banks, offices, and shops. They require a license and suitable experience to work professionally on commercial electrical systems. Commercial electricians work with blueprints of a building. They use standard tools and power tools to ensure everything electrical within a commercial building is in excellent working condition. The commercial electrical industry is a thriving electrical industry with a high number of qualified electricians. Commercial buildings increase by the day and depend heavily on electrical systems. Hence, repairs and installations are always a large part of the industry.
A commercial electrician is expected to:
- Know about the business or industry and their specific electrical needs.
- Obtain the proper permits required to work in commercial settings
- Provide clear explanations and up-front pricing of the work to be carried out.
- Be knowledgeable about the latest electrical information, tools, and everything needed to ensure a safe electrical system each time.
Captain Electric, LLC
Captain Electric, LLC is a company dedicated to providing professional electrical services. Our electricians are skilled and experience in all areas of the electric industry. We can attend to your residential and commercial electrical needs. We know how important a safe and efficient electrical system is to a commercial building and our professional electrical technicians work to provide this. We ensure a smooth working relationship by giving you clear explanations and great estimates of costs, the timeframe to work, and function of your electrical components.