How do you find a good Commercial Electrician?
First of all, let’s define what “good” is in this field: a good electrician, always, is reputable, skilled, licenced and insured. Therefore, checking credentials is the first and most important step you need to take to not find yourself in trouble later. And then, more specifically, a good electrician is the reputable one that is also specialised in the job you need to get done – in this particular case, for Commercial work. To clarify, the difference between a Commercial Electrician and a “regular” one, is the distinct set of skills he has developed working in the Commercial field over the years, which is more complex and specialised compared to the general household electrical work. And this is exactly the tricky part of why it is absolutely not the same: the size of the work in high-rise buildings, such as Commercial developments, requires the Commercial Electrician to be constantly challenged with tasks that are much greater than a general household wiring.
In Commercial applications, indeed, very unusual situations are likely to emerge, which even the best General Electrician could not handle without the inventiveness, the experience (and sometimes even the cold blood!) of a specialized one. A good one, however, has got that something extra: many years of dense, on the field experience in large size Commercial projects. And these are a few reasons why this extra bit make all the difference:
Commercial Electricians Deal With The Unpredictable
Commercial Electricians need to adapt quickly to the change of plans. Literally. It is very common, in fact, that architects and developers modify the blueprints of the building at the very last minute, but an experienced Commercial Electrician is always able to fastly and effectively restructure the areas where the electrical fittings need to be situated.
Experienced Electricians Are As Cool As A Cucumber
One quality that a good Commercial Electrician must include in his repertoire is maintaining a calm, but strong, focus – no matter how challenging the requests he is asked to meet on each project. For a variety of commercial reasons which dictate how things need to be displayed and organised in the building, it is crucial he maintains collection even in front of a demanding customer, focusing on providing valuable solutions. And a supportive attitude.
Good Electricians Are A Jack Of All Trades
In a Commercial environment, there is often a crossover of professionals belonging to different trades, who still need to cooperate in a timely manner. A skilled Commercial Electrician needs therefore not only to communicate clearly and accurately, but also understanding the jargon and the fundamentals of the other trades involved – in order to cohabit the workplace safely and efficiently.
Trust Electricians That Have Years Of Skill
Commercial jobs almost always happen in a public environment, where people other than the tradesman have access to – such as proprietors, investors, customers and so on. A Commercial Electrician knows that very well, and he therefore takes extra care on his presentation. He understands that while he is working, he is also reflecting the image of the business that has hired him – and so his conduct must adhere to the standards.
Experience is Gold
The years of work an Electrician carries on his shoulder (and on his mind) are not just a number. They incorporate the great variety of situations, tasks, lessons learnt, specifics, structures and workflow that he had experienced and then integrated in his practice – saving time and avoiding errors. For a business this is actually the most valuable aspect, as it directly translates with costs reduction (and peace of mind).
Good Commercial Electricians Are Versatile
Versatility is the daily bread of a good Commercial Electrician. Since he is swinging between high-rise buildings, restaurants, offices and construction sites, not only he is skilled enough to be easily adaptable to changes, but also he is well aware of the specifics of each environment – as well as he recognises fields of coexistence in between. A great Commercial Electrician, indeed, uses his wide experience not only to complete the job, but to actively improve every site he works on. Although every job is unique, there are patterns throughout the years that a trained eye can identify and therefore be prepared, inventive and resourceful.