This article I will explain what a commercial electrician is and the difference between residential electrician and a commercial electrician. I will also explain the difference between an industrial electrician and a commercial electrician on Long Island.
I will mention some of the requirements to become an industrial electrician. Briefly touch upon some of the differences between wiring for commercial and industrial purposes as opposed to residential wiring.
I will explain the differences between industrial and commercial electricians on Long Island, and I will include the questions that I feel you should ask an electrician before you hire him or her..
I will provide an index so you can quickly go to the article section that interests you the most. Without further ado, let’s begin this article.
A licensed commercial electrician goes through special training and is focused on the wiring challenges that are presented in electrical systems in commercial buildings. Some commercial buildings use three-phase electric as opposed to residential buildings which are primarily one phase.
I will discuss this in detail later. Commercial electricians primarily work on much larger wiring systems such as those you would find in commercial buildings, shopping malls and large apartment high-rise dwellings.
An Industrial electrician differs from a commercial electrician in that they normally work in manufacturing plants and large infrastructure providers. They are often dealing with expensive complex electrical systems and industrial machinery. Have extensive training dealing with high voltage machinery and supply lines.
To become a licensed industrial electrician requires a minimum of four years of extra training and apprenticeship is required to become a licensed journeyman industrial electrician.
The training will include approximately 150 hours of classroom instruction. Proof of at least 2000 hours of on the job training per year. Upon completion of both these requirements, you must pass a state examination before you can earn your license.
A commercial electrician on Long Island is responsible for wiring and connecting equipment to the electrical service. An industrial electrician will be expected to make some repairs and maintenance of not only the electrical components but also the heavy-duty industrial machinery.
Heavy gauge wiring and conduit required for heavy-duty machinery. Commercial and industrial electrician very familiar with three phase electric services that deliver high-voltage to industrial equipment,
Electricians that work primarily on residences are more familiar with running wire through attics and crawl spaces, will only deal with single
The number one cause of house fires on Long Island usually have something to do with electrical work. This makes it the number one priority for a homeowner to ensure that you hire a licensed and insured electrician.
Most electricians located on Long Island are licensed and insured for doing residential and commercial work. Before you hire a commercial electrician or a residential electrician it is your responsibility to ensure they have a current license.
Although commercial electricians on Long Island are also licensed to do residential work. It won’t hurt to simply ask what their preferences are. Some work is easier than others, rewiring a kitchen remodeling may require heavy gauge wiring behind walls that are not easily accessible. As opposed to new construction where drywall has not been installed yet.
An experienced electrician will evaluate a job and give you an accurate: price quote.
Don’t be shy about asking difficult questions. Find out what kind of training he or she has, how much experience at the kind of work that you’re going to be asking him or her to do. It is your responsibility to hire the best residential or commercial l electrician you can find.
Get references, at the very least go online and check out their reviews. If they have none,that I might be fair to assume they don’t have the experience they claim to have. Or could just be that they are not asking their clients for reviews.
Word-of-mouth is still the best reference for any industry. Talk to your friends and neighbors and see if they have any recommendations.
A written estimate for the work that you’re hiring an electrician to do.
A detailed list of the work will cover both you and the electrician when it comes to add-ons or unexpected problems.
If a permit is required for the particular job you’re hiring an electrician for, it’s up to you to find out if a permit is required. In most cases, an electrician will obtain the permit since they will be familiar with the terminology required. The permit also ensures you that the work will be inspected by the permit issuing town or county.
Both the commercial and the residential electrician that is licensed and insured are responsible for guaranteeing their work. However the appliances and lighting fixtures that they connect may not be.
Unless you make it clear from the beginning who is responsible. Having purchased an appliance or equipment, you should be prepared to deal with any problems that may arise. However they purchase the equipment or appliances then they should have to deal with any problem that arises. This should be clearly stated in the work agreement.
Ascertain when the work will begin and when it will be completed. Dates should be clearly stated in your work agreement or contract.