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52655 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 to Z Electric, LLC

PO Box 363
Dexter, IA

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN

Applegate Electric, LLC

22087 390th St
Oakland, IA

AUDIO INSTALLS

301 LEFFLER ST
West Burlington, IA

Buresh Home Solutions

9379 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA

Central Vacuum Stores Inc

11236 47th St N
Clearwater, FL

Clarinda Heating and Cooling

720 S 12th St
Clarinda, IA

COBO INTERNATIONAL

304 W DIVISION ST
West Burlington, IA

Craighton Electrical

311 N Washington Ave
Mason City, IA

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

Edz Electric

2925 Shiras Ave
Dubuque, IA

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls
Sterling, VA

Frank Millard & Company Inc

107 Valley St
Burlington, IA

Frisbie Construction, LLC

PO Box 242
Washington, IA

G Brown Electric

815 N 6th St
Burlington, IA

Good To Go Auto Repair

2905 Brady St
Davenport, IA

GRAYCO SERVICE CO

2700 W MOUNT PLEASANT ST
West Burlington, IA

IA Electric

PO BOX 694
Sheffield, IA

Kenco Construction LLC

16303 Bluegrass RD
Ottumwa, IA
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