Irving, TX (PressExposure) April 11, 2011 -- According to Martin Beck, owner of Beck Electric in San Diego, CA. using an unlicensed San Diego electrician could cost you more than just money. A legitimate reputable licensed electrical contractor can save you time and money in the long run as well as guard against other potential hazards.
Risk #1: Unlicensed contractors don't have "proof" of specialty in which they are claiming expertise. Think you are getting a "better deal" by getting an "unlicensed" contractor? Think again. You could end up having to hire a licensed San Diego electrician to correct their work and paying for the job twice. That is no deal.
Risk #2: San Diego Electricians that are not licensed usually do not have bonding and workers compensation. How does this affect you? If an unlicensed electrician or one of his worker is injured working on your property and doesn't have insurance, then you may be responsible for injuries and rehabilitation through your homeowner's insurance policy. In California, if an electrician has employees, worker's compensation insurance coverage is required by law.
Risk #3: Make sure your San Diego Electrician is carrying liability insurance. If an electrician damages your property and doesn't carry general liability insurance, you or your insurance policy could end up paying for damages.
Electricians in San Diego must tell you whether or not they carry general liability insurance. If uninsured, they should be able to explain how they would cover losses that would ordinarily be covered by insurance.
"A responsible and informed consumer can work more effectively with reputable San Diego electricians and can avoid being victimized by unscrupulous or unlicensed electrical contractors" asserts Martin Beck, owner of San Diego electrician company Beck Electric.
Beck goes on to say, "Remember the old adage, If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is".
Martin Beck maintains a C-10 Specialty Class for Electrical. California Contractor State License # 791193 & 858052. His San Diego Electricians company, Beck Electric is BBB Accredited business.
All of his experiences and the opportunities of performing electrical work in Europe and in the United States, working at the highest level of professionalism and working with the best electricians of the industry, has been the foundation of making San Diego Beck Electric & Data Services to an established and trusted San Diego electrician firm today.