An electrician’s job is the help bridge the gap between a homeowner or business owner and electricity. Homes and businesses would be in the dark without them. Some electricians are able to work in both commercial and residential settings, but others are really specialized in one or the other.
How can you tell if you need a commercial electrician or a residential electrician? Most of the time, the type of building you are in will indicate which type of electrician you need. If you are in a home or office setting, a residential electrician can usually get the job done for you. If you are in a large commercial building, such as a retail store or a restaurant, you’ll likely need a commercial electrician.
A commercial electrician is necessary when the voltage of a job is higher. Commercial electricians need to be well equipped to handle higher voltage jobs than residential electricians. When wiring a home, it takes minimal voltage, also known as single-phase power or 240 volts. Commercial electrician can work with voltage up to 440 volts.
Regardless of whether an electrician calls themselves commercial or residential, it’s important to find the right electrician for the job that needs to be done. By researching your electrician thoroughly before starting the job, you are ensuring that you get exactly what you’re looking for. Check online reviews and ratings to make sure the electrician can pass the test. Also be sure to ask for any licenses or insurance proof before letting the electrician on site. A professional electrician, commercial or residential, should be able to display this information for you.
Captain Electric, LLC provides homeowners and businesses throughout Wasatch Front Area with expert electrical services. Over the years, we’ve built a company of highly experienced, certified electricians to serve your electrical needs.