How You Can Be Held Liable If You Use Unlicensed Electrical Services

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If you see a contractor offering electrical services for a price much lower than market value, you may think hiring them is a way to save money on your home or business projects. However, if the company or technician is not licensed, you will be liable for any accidents, missteps or injuries caused by faulty work. A fully licensed company like Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air in Montgomery and Auburn will provide protection against these unforeseen costs.


If an unlicensed service provider makes a mistake or causes further damage to your electrical system, you will be responsible for covering the cost of repairs, even though the technician is at fault. If the project was a major one in a commercial setting, the price of fixing a mistake can cost far more than hiring a credentialed company from the start. Without official credentials, a technician could be claiming to have more expertise or experience than they have. It’s a good idea to stick with licensed companies in Montgomery or Auburn, AL, with a documented and proven track record of excellent work.


Like all licensed companies, our technicians at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air receive specialized training regarding safety and best practices in electrical services. You are taking chances with safety by cutting corners with unlicensed services. The worst-case scenario is that you, your family, or someone at your business could become injured as a result. If this occurs, you will be responsible for the injury, a financial and emotional weight that hardly seems worth the initial savings.

Electrical Services Insurance

If an unlicensed worker is injured while working on your property, you may be liable for their injuries through your insurance. Licensed companies and technicians have their own insurance that will cover any injuries that occur on the job.

Electrical Services From Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air

When you consider the potential safety hazards and hidden costs of hiring an unlicensed electrician, the cost savings is not worth the risk. Contact a trusted, licensed, and insured company like Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air for your commercial and residential electrical needs.