When you need an electrician, the search can be overwhelming. It is important to perform your due diligence and focus on the details but not everyone understands what details are important. Electricity can be dangerous so it is important that you hire an electrician that is qualified to do the work safely so they protect your home and business. You are also opening your doors and allowing this person to enter your home or business, meaning you need to hire an electrician you can trust.
Transworld Electric understands your need to have a safe, reliable, and trustworthy electrician to hire. We have shared five facts about our electricians to help make the decision process easier and help you know what to look for when hiring an electrician near you.
Five Facts about the electricians at Transworld Electric.
Transworld Electric electricians are professionals.
Electricians are the only trade considered professionals and Transworld Electric treats their employees as such. Every electrician has a company uniform and arrives in a company vehicle. We provide all of our electricians with business cards so they can properly introduce themselves to our customers. All electricians have to pass a strict drug test and are background checked so you can trust them in your home and business. All of our electricians are committed to delivering Transworld excellence in their work and are reminded daily of our mission statement and core values which are list below for you to review.
Our mission is to provide the best possible electrical service to our customers and we have strict quality and safety controls to make sure you are getting the best.
Transworld Electric electricians are licensed:
All Transworld Electric electricians are licensed electricians. This means they have successfully completed a four-year electrician apprenticeship program that includes rigorous testing and on the job training. Hiring a licensed electrician will ensure that your job is completed in accordance with the National Electric Code and that the electrician understands all the necessary building permits, codes and various rules, regulations, and other acts of compliance required in your city, town, and state. Hiring a highly trained licensed electrician can allow you to be confident that they will be able to diagnose your electrical issue and find the correct solutions for them.
It is important to ask if the electrician is licensed when hiring an electrician near you in South Carolina. The state of South Carolina requires that only the owner of the electrical contracting company needs to be a licensed electrician and all the employees can work under that licensed. Transworld Electric goes beyond that regulation and requires that all of our electricians have their Journeyman or Master Electrician License. This means that we have NO laborers or helpers working for us. If you are looking to hire a licensed electrician near you, Transworld Electric has an unlimited electrical license in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Transworld Electric does offer an Electrician Apprenticeship program in Charleston, South Carolina. You can submit an application on our website HERE.
Transworld Electric electricians are bonded & insured
We all know how dangerous it can be when working with electricity. Although injuries are rare, it is important to avoid any personal liability. When hiring an electrician to work on your electrical system it is crucial that they are not only insured but also have sufficient insurance coverage. The electrical contractor should carry enough insurance so that you are protected against a significant loss and worker’s compensation insurance.
Many smaller electrical contractors or handyman don’t carry sufficient insurance and this could leave you liable for any damages that could occur in your home due to or during electrical work.
Electricians charge Time & Material
Transworld Electric charges for time and material not upfront (flat rate) pricing. Studies have shown that flat-rate pricing is intentionally designed to dramatically increase both the customer’s cost and the contractor’s profit. Many times a contractor will charge various fees such as a ‘show up fee’, ‘diagnostic fee’, or ‘travel fee’ averaging $100-$125 and only then will they inform the customer of the flat rate cost of the job. The customer is now leveraged and invested in this company and will lose that initial cost of fees if they decide to contact another contractor. Also, many flat rate service companies pay their technicians on commission, which can cause controversy when diagnosis problems.
Electricians work in a 2-man crew
Our licensed electricians typically run as a two-man crew. This is for the safety of our electricians and the safety of the customer. All of our electricians are CPR and First Aid certified and prepared to assist if an emergency arises.
OSHA Paragraphs 1910.269(l)(1)(i) and (ii) establish certain types of work where at least two employees must be present. OSHA determined that there was a need, with some types of work, for having an extra employee present. The preamble to the final standard presented OSHA’s rationale: in the event of an electric shock incident, the two-person requirement provides, “the immediate availability of a person trained in CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation].” The Agency also noted that an additional worker, “should be able to point out poor work practices to their fellow employees.”
Transworld Electric has been a local electrical contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina since 1987. Our licensed electricians are available to serve Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, and the surrounding areas. Our electricians are specialized in a broad range of electrical services that are offered both locally and throughout the entire state of South Carolina. Whether you are looking for a residential, commercial, or industrial electrician near you, Transworld electric has trained and licensed electricians ready to help. You can trust that our electricians will deliver Transworld excellent quality service to all of our customers on every job, no matter the size.
By Brad Wilson|2019-08-22T12:00:16+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Company News|Comments Off on Five facts about Transworld Electric electricians