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How can you tell if your electrician is licensed?

There’s an old saying that goes, “A good man is hard to find.” Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be the case when you’re selecting a Dallas Electrician to perform electrical repair. By selecting a licensed electrician, you can be assured that you’re going to receive competent, safe, superior service. So how can you find out if the electrician you’re considering is licensed?

Anyone who performs electrical work in Texas must be licensed, whether it’s general electric repair or specialty electric jobs. There are various types of electrician’s licenses, including:

  • Master Electrician
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Residential Wireman (only for wiring a home)
  • Residential Appliance Installer
  • Electrical Apprentice (Must be accompanied by a Journeyman and the Journeyman must work for a Master Electrician).

There are also different licenses for businesses, which require the inclusion of various levels of electricians, as well as liability insurance. When an electrical business is licensed, they will display their license number on vehicles and websites. This is perhaps the best way to find out whether the electrician you want to hire is licensed or not. Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to look up a specific company and find their license number. Your electrician should have his business’ license number displayed on his vehicle as well. Be sure to look for a Texas Electrical Contractor License (TECL) number on the work truck or car. For example, our TECL number is listed right on our homepage and on all of our vehicles, so everyone who visits will know we’re a licensed, insured electrician Dallas residents can depend on.

Hiring a licensed electrician means that your home will be as safe as possible. All licensed electricians are required to attend continuing education courses, so they have the most up-to-date information to service their clients. So, the next time you need a Texas electrician, do a Google search or visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to find a properly licensed electrician who will do the job right.

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