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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Electrician Instead of a Handyman

Sep 7, 2017 | Maintenance

No matter the scale or scope of your home improvement project, it is important to hire a professional who can help ensure that the job is done safely and properly the first time around. At Expert Electric, we understand how important your home is to you. That is why we want you to fully understand the importance of hiring a licensed electrician instead of a handyman, when it comes to working on your home’s electrical system.

Find out what the 5 most commonly asked electrical questions are.

Licensed Electrician Vs. Handyman

While both licensed electricians and handymen can offer a great deal of help when it comes to renovating your home, it is important to know the difference between the two and what jobs they are best suited for.

Licensed Electrician

A licensed electrician is a trained professional who can complete complex and otherwise dangerous electrical projects, meeting both building and electrical codes. While hiring a licensed electrician might cost more than hiring a handyman, licensed electricians offer a level of efficiency and professionalism that will help complete your project much faster than any other solution. Licensed electricians are also bonded and insured, which means that you can rest assured, knowing that your property and safety are completely protected during the duration of your project.

What should you look for when choosing an electrician for your project?


A handyman is an affordable solution to DIY labour, but should only be relied upon for minor renovations and repair services, such as replacing an outlet or upgrading a lighting system. Since hiring a handyman is a personal service, most handymen will not have any permitting or formal training, which means that all accidents or damage caused during your home improvement will be your responsibility.

The Value of Hiring a Licensed Electrician From Expert Electric

Hiring a qualified and licensed electrician from Expert Electric will give you peace of mind that your home improvement project will be completed on time and will live up to your standards. All of the work done on your home will be in accordance with local electric codes and will carry a guarantee on all labour and parts. When it comes to making appropriate and effective choices for the installation and repair of electrical systems, our licensed electricians can advise you on all viable solutions for your home.

Expert Electric was awarded as one of the top 3 electricians in Vancouver.

If you are interested in learning more about the importance of hiring a licensed electrician instead of a handyman or if you are interested in one of our residential or commercial services, please contact Expert Electric at 604-681-8338.