FAQs About Electricians


Electricians are skilled professionals specializing in installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems in residential and commercial facilities. Understanding their role and asking the right questions will help you choose the right electrician for your project or repair. Here are some frequently asked questions about electricians, their jobs, and how to find a trustworthy one:

What Education Is Required To Be an Electrician?

Individuals need a high school diploma or GED equivalent to enter a trade school and apprenticeship program. To complete an apprenticeship, a certain number of classroom and on-the-job hours are required. The entire process usually takes around four or five years and ends with passing an exam (in some states) and obtaining a license.

Do Electricians Need a License? 

States require professional electricians to have a license. This certifies the electrician is allowed to perform electrical work in that state and that they have the knowledge to do it safely. Electricians can also work to become a licensed master electrician, who oversees journeymen and trainees. Loveland Home Solutions is licensed, bonded, and insured, and all our employees are drug and background-checked.

What Is a Journeyman Electrician? 

A journeyman electrician has completed an apprenticeship and training. They work independently on projects assigned to them and report to a master electrician. Work can be in residential, commercial, or government facilities and consists of installations and inspections. Journeymen also help oversee the work and training of an apprentice.

What Is a Master Electrician? 

Master electricians are the highest level of electricians, and require additional training and licensure. They must have experience as a journeyman electrician, but the number of experience hours varies by state. Masters can plan and manage projects and start their own businesses.

When Should I Call an Electrician? 

Improper handling of electrical problems may result in loss of power, broken equipment, or electrical fire. Attempting a major repair or installation on your own might cause damage to the home and might not be up to code. Find a qualified electrician if you notice any of the following:

  • The circuit breaker keeps tripping
  • An appliance or breaker is sparking
  • Lights are constantly flickering
  • A light switch stops working
  • You hear the sound of electrical buzzing

How Should I Choose an Electrician? 

Hiring an electrician isn’t just for emergency repairs. They are available to upgrade lighting, rewire switches, and for full-scale remodels. Look for a company that employs trained, licensed electricians who are insured and have references for their work. Loveland Home Solutions has a 100-percent guarantee policy, which means we stand behind our work and the results we provide.

Electrical Services From Loveland Home Solutions 

Electricians are qualified to perform several types of jobs for indoor and outdoor electrical work. Asking the right questions about qualifications and investigating an electrical company helps make sure you find a contractor that does the job right. Loveland Home Solutions takes extra measures to meet expectations, such as wearing protective shoe covers and covering work areas. Learn more about our services and request an appointment today.