Electrician vs. Handyman

Homeowners often have a seemingly endless list of home improvement jobs around the house that need to be done. It is no doubt tempting to have a friend or neighbor fix your problem, or even call a handyman for a quick and seemingly inexpensive fix. But what may seem like an easy, cheap solution can often be a dangerous, and often more costly alternative to finding a well-trained, professional electrician. For example, it is easy to go to your local home improvement store to purchase a new outlet to place a bad one. You may even have an outlet checker that you can use to test the outlets, but even with replacement of the outlet, you could have an open neutral line somewhere and when that open line makes contact…it generates heat…and heat could lead to fire!

A Union trained electrician can effectively troubleshoot problems, knows in advance the issues for a project, and knows the electrical codes of a community. He or she is able to alert you to any potential dangers you may have lurking in your home. BRE Electricians are trained and experienced in all things electrical, from start to finish.

Professionally licensed electricians, particularly members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26, must participate in a minimum five-year training apprenticeship, including 800 hours of instruction and 8,000 subsequent hours of on-the-job training. Unlike handymen or non-union electricians, IBEW electricians continue to learn while they work. The training never ends. IBEW electricians hold some of the most technical jobs in America, and the Local 26 provides the highest quality technical training to its members.

Since professional Local 26 electricians are required to have such extensive training and undergo regular drug testing, along with being guaranteed benefits, you are getting the best bang for your buck. When you allow someone into your home you want someone you can trust who will complete the job efficiently, completely, and most importantly, safely.

Bear Rock Electric, Inc. hires only electricians in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26.