Electrical Contractors in Ventura California

 

Looking for electrical contractors here in Ventura?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  Finding the right company or tradesman to take care of your electrical needs is very important stuff.  Alfter all, without electricity how will you work your blender to make your smoothie in the morning before you run along the beach???

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Brenda just loves her smoothies and running shortly after drinking them.

Especially here in Ventura where that salt air can corrode circuitry and cause just all kinds of havoc.  There’s also great contractors for hire in Ojai too by the way.  You don’t need to be near the beach to have some circuit breaker thing happen and mess up your whole world.

Just look at that rust! It’s crazy!  That’s the type of thing that people deal with near the California coast.  It’s totally worth it though.  A small price to pay and we can always call one of the many Electrical companies in Ventura Co.  to help us get back to good.

 

badly carroded wire
The beach air totally harshes the mellow on this battery.

 

I don’t know about you but I didn’t know much about electrical contractors or any type of contractor in that case.  So I sat down, did some research and here’s what I learned.

So what do these professionals do?  Well…these professionals specialize in the maintenance, installation, design, of electrical systems.  It’s a 130 Billion dollar industry here in the united states. Needless to say, it’s important.

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Many electricians and contractors like to wear blue and women just love it!

Electrical contractors are not the same as electricians.

And electrician is an individual tradesman.  An electrical contractor is a person or company that hires electricians.  So if you’re looking to get big jobs done you might want to call a contractor and not an electrician.  Unless the electrician has a lot of friends here in Ventura.

If you have a small residential job like a blown breaker you would call an electrician.  Electricians are usually nice, clean cut men in their 30’s to 50’s that wear a lot of blue clothes and have nice pecks.  That’s not always the case however. I once saw a hot looking female electrician and it was so cool!

See that!  She’s not your average electrician!

A lot of electricians in Ventura are surfer dudes.

Many of the men and women that work in this trade here in Ventura are also surfers.  But don’t let that bother you. Even though most electricians are clean cut guys in blue t-shirts with nice pecks, it doesn’t mean that they don’t like to go and catch some waves!!!!!  some of then even go out past the break and chief a fatty.  But that doesn’t mean that they don’t help many residents with their electrical emergencies.

An electrical contractor is different from an electrician.

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Electrical contractors are called when someone wants these holes in their house so they can make smoothies.

 

Make sure they have a California contractor’s license.

So even though a lot of these men and women are totally awesome people and they are all humans in this world that are full of love and joy, they should still be licensed before you have them work on your home or construction project.  The most common electrician license is the C-10 electrical contractor’s license.

In order to aquire this license you must pass the CSLB state exam for a specialty C-10 Electrical license to operate your own Electrical Construction business.

One of the reasons it’s good to get someone licensed is becuase they study all the areas that you would want someone working on your home to study.  This includes…

  • System Evaluation & Design
  • Rough Wiring
  • Finish Wiring & Trim
  • Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Safety
contractor's license sample
This is how it looks. some contractors roll it up like a cigar and store it in their boot.

 

You find someone with this license, you can be sure they know their stuff.  Feel free to get them on your job and you might even want to offer them some tea.  They love tea!!! Many times these men are lonely and it’s polite to offer to help them find a date.  I found a date for our electrician. He dated my sister for a few months and then dumped her for a younger Mexican girl.  My sister was devastated but I didn’t really care.

Insurances: Electrical contractors all need to have insurance so they, and you, are protected just in case they mess everything up.

Some contractors have been known to drink very heavy and then fight with their wives before coming to your home to wire things up.  This sets the stage for terrible accidents.  Many people have stories about contractors in Ventura falling off ladders into people and then getting mad about it and starting a fist fight.

The 3 different types of electrician.

Electricians come in three sizes: Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master Electrician.  the people who own contracting businesses are usually Master electricians and they will hire journeyman or apprentices to do all the work. Then the master will come in and check it all out and see if there are any mistakes that could possibly kill someone.  If there is a chance that someone may be killed the master electrician will usually say something or fix the problem himself.

I hope that help you in your search for electrical contractors in Ventura county.  I hope you find the right one to help you and I hope that you actually make a friend out of the deal. After all, we could all use a good friend that can work on our house for us in exchange for food and laundry done.  Right?!

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