The term ‘electrician’ is very broad and refers to engineers of all specialisms. Here are some of the most common electrician types, to help you decide which type of service you require.
- Domestic Electrician - A domestic electrician carries out electrical works in a residential setting. It is their job to ensure all of the wiring and connections are functioning correctly and safely. You may hire a domestic electrician for things such as a power cut (not related to the national grid), faulty electrics or for rewiring. Domestic electricians are also used for building or renovating homes. For example, installing new power sockets or connecting an extension building to the mains.
- Commercial Electrician - A commercial electrician is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical buildings within a commercial setting. For example, in shops, office buildings or restaurants. Many of the aspects of their job are similar to a domestic engineer, but the work tends to be on a larger scale. They also work on electrical units and other equipment not typically found within a residential setting.
- Installation Electrician - Installation electricians work to install electrical units. Usually, they work where no electrical connection currently exists. For example, the installation of new switchboards fuses or laying cabling.
- Maintenance Electrician - Maintenance electricians are responsible for finding and diagnosing faults within electrical systems. For example, the cause of a power outage or to fix faulty wiring. They also develop preventative measures to avoid future problems with your electrics.