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19526 Electrical Articles

Shortage of Electricians May Cause Homeowners to Wait for Service

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Steve Kopta (right), a journeyman electrician at Northwest Electric and Solar in Seattle, works with apprentice Shane Ewers to install wiring in a new home. (Photo by Mike Penney)

As Baby Boomers retire, electrical industry experts warn that a lack of apprentice electricians entering the field may result in long wait times for consumers.

Is your electrician qualified?

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Before hiring an electrician, verify the company's trade license and staff training. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)
Before hiring an electrician, verify the company's trade license and staff training. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)

In addition to checking out an electrical company's trade license, experts advise homeowners to verify that the person doing your job received proper training.

5 Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician

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Jordan Giles, an electrician apprentice for Northwest Electric and Solar in Seattle, works to install wiring in a customer's home. (Photo by Mike Penney)
Jordan Giles, an electrician apprentice for Northwest Electric and Solar in Seattle, works to install wiring in a customer's home. (Photo by Mike Penney)

Most electricians learn on the job as apprentices under supervision. Learn what questions to ask an electrician before allowing them to work on your home.

#AskAngie: How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?

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Be careful when having electrical work done. Make sure you hire a top-rated local electrician. (Photo courtesy of Joe D. of Chicago)
Be careful when having electrical work done. Make sure you hire a top-rated local electrician. (Photo courtesy of Joe D. of Chicago)

The price of rewiring a home will depend on the size and age of the house, the ease with which an electrician can access the old wiring and other factors.

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24/7 HANDYMEN.COM

907 Moss St
Reading, PA

A Tech Services LLC

PO Box 1113
Dingmans Ferry, PA

A&J HVACR

Interchange rd
Lehighton, PA

A&S INSTALLATION

805 EAST KEATS ST
Allentown, PA

A2Z Inspection Services

PMB#283 221 Skyline Dr, Ste 208
East Stroudsburg, PA

AACE Security

24 Hickory Hills Dr
Bath, PA

Absolute Electrical Solutions LLC

3218 South 2nd street
Whitehall, PA

Agosto Plumbing and Remodeling

1197 Germans Rd
Lehighton, PA

Aicher Design & Construction

2666 John Street
Easton, PA

AJ sons electric

6217 Hickory Rd
Slatington, PA

AJ Window and Door Solutions Inc

151 Main St
Shoemakersville, PA

AL DAUGHTRY ELECTRIC

7 SUNSET LN
Hamburg, PA

ALAN WEISBERG

702 Lincoln Dr
Brookhaven, PA

Alick Smith General Contractor Inc

220 E Lawn Rd
Nazareth, PA

AMEY'S GARAGE

4228 LEHIGH DR
Cherryville, PA

AMEY'S GARAGE INC.

4228 LEHIGH DR.
Cherryville, PA

Armani Engr Corp

185 Unionville rd
Jim Thorpe, PA

ARTISTIC VIDEO & SOUND INC

344 S 3RD ST
Coopersburg, PA

Asti Electric, Inc

1275 Glenlivet Dt
Allentown, PA

B. Miller Mechanical & Contracting

430 Franklin St
West Reading, PA