5 Things Lazy Electricians Do To Cut Corners


Tiredness. Laziness. Carelessness. These are all qualities you DON’T want to see in any service technician, especially one dealing with potentially dangerous components of your home. When it comes to the staff at GEN3 Electric, you can rest assured you’ll never have to experience any of the mishaps below. With that said, we wanted to point out some of the things bad electricians do to save time, at your expense:

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  1. No License & No Insurance: one of the first things to ask when looking for an electrician is if they are licensed and insured. If they’re not, run the other way. It’s important to make sure both of these things are current and not just that they have them in their possession.

  2. Messy Wiring: electrical wires and cables should run in a neat and orderly way from the service panel to the end point. If you see cables or wires that are jumbled, tangled or drooping, it means the electrician didn’t do his or her job correctly.

  3. Crooked Cover Plates & Outlets: outlets, switches and cover plates should all be square and plumb to the wall and lie flat against the face. If they’re not, it means the electrician didn’t take their time in setting the utility box properly.

  4. Jagged Cuts: some electrical projects will require the electrician to make cuts into wood or drywall. All cuts and holes should be straight and neat.

  5. Failure To Clean Up: ever have a service technician leave your home or apartment a mess? There’s nothing worse than having to break out the broom or the vacuum to clean up after a sloppy electrician. This is simply a display of carelessness and lack of value to your property.
When you choose GEN3 Electric for any electrical service or repair, you can rest assured knowing that we’ll do the job correctly, the first time. On top of that, it’s our goal to leave your home cleaner than how we found it. Give us a call today at 215-512-4102 to learn more about our services.

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.