What is the Difference Between Residential and Commercial Electricians?

October 4, 2023

Who do you call when you have a major or maybe even minor electrical issue? Finding a licensed and local electrician may be a challenge as not all electricians do the same type of work. Electricians can specialize in either residential or commercial work. Sometimes they can even be experienced in both areas of electrical work.

Residential Electricians

Residential and Commercial Electricians

Residential electricians service homes where people live. A residential electrician mainly focuses on the ins and outs of the electrical in people’s homes, whether in condos, townhouses, or detached homes. These types of electricians focus on the electrical requirements for households, making sure that the electrical is up to code and safe for families.

Commercial Electricians

Commercial electricians service businesses and places of commerce. These types of electricians specialize in workplaces, warehouses, farms, retail businesses, and any building where people are not living. Commercial electricians may also work on newly constructed homes which include condos, townhouses, and high-rises.

Can a residential electrician perform commercial electrical work and vice versa?

Yes, both residential and commercial electricians can work in either type of job.

Since the range of work is so broad, many electricians and electrical companies may choose to specialize in only either residential or commercial work. Residential service work requires a white glove touch as the electricians are working around homeowners beloved possessions. Whereas in commercial buildings, the walls and ceilings may be open or unfinished for the electrician to install the initial wiring.

At Blue Crest Electric we specialize in both residential and commercial services. Our electricians are trained, qualified, licensed, bonded, and certified for work in all electrical fields. They can do work such as installing a living room ceiling fan or rewiring and maintaining a barn. No job is too minor. Even if it is just changing a light bulb or an outlet, Blue Crest electricians are able to help you with your electrical needs and projects.

Feel free to contact us through any of the phone numbers on our contact page.

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