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37742 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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A & W Electric

5901 Maloneyville Road
Corryton, TN

A1Roofman

PO Box 66
Ellijay, GA

Ace Electric Service Co LLC

7634B Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, TN

All Done Handyman & Remodeling

1144 cherry blossom ln.
Talbott, tn

Allied Contractors

155 limbo dr
Hillsboro, TN

ALWAYS HANDY

PO BOX 7244
Maryville, TN

AVS Design Concepts Inc

18 Emory Pl
Knoxville, TN

B & M ELECTRIC

415 DOGWOOD VALLY RD
Kingston, TN

Barnes Electric

408 Cook Rd
Portland, TN

Bizzy B Plumbing & Home Improvement

5845 Tallassee Rd.
Tallassee, TN

BLUE SPRINGS TIRE & REPAIR

7155 BLUE SPRINGS PKWY
Mosheim, TN

Bridge Water Construction

31 Hackett Hollow Lane
Pleasant Shade, TN

CAM Electric

5988 Stanley Chapel Church Rd
Union City, TN

Campbell's Painting & More

2826 Rambling Rd
Maryville, TN

Central Vacuum Stores Inc

11236 47th St N
Clearwater, FL

Cobb Home Innovations-Home Theater-Smart Home Tech

5734 Jim Cummings Hwy
Woodbury, TN

Complete Appliance Protection Inc

1532 NE 96th St
Liberty, MO

Covenant Heating & Cooling LLC

176 Molly Walton Dr
Hendersonville, TN

D&R Siding & Restoration

2320 Hwy 41a S
Shelbyville, TN
37742 Zip Codes