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Atlanta Georgia electricians for new construction, renovations, and remodeling projects. TFW Electric 678-357-3374. Gwinnett County GA and the surounding area.  We typically work within a 60 mile radius of Atlanta.  We are competitive, friendly, and pasionate about the work we perform. 

An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. "Electrician" and "electrical contractor" are related terms.

An electrician is an individual tradesperson. An electrical contractor is a business that employs electricians to design, install, and maintain electrical systems. In most of the United States, separate licensing requirements exist for electricians and electrical contractors. Electricians are typically not allowed to perform work for the public unless under the employment of an electrical contractor.

In the United States, electricians are sometimes referred to as Inside Wiremen as opposed to Outside Linemen, who work on electric utility company distribution systems at higher voltages. Electrical contracting is divided into four areas: commercial, residential, light industrial, and industrial wiring. Service electricians have considerable skills troubleshooting wiring problems, wiring, and making repairs. Construction electricians focus on the actual wiring of buildings and may have few skills troubleshooting wiring problems.

In the USA, licensing requirements for construction work are controlled by local building officials. Typically, certain types of electrical work are only permitted to be performed by a Journeyman or Master electrician. The requirements for becoming a journeyman or master electrician, and the types of work they are permitted to do, vary between individual states; however, there are often interstate reciprocity agreements. Not all states offer a statewide journeyman or master electrician license, and the license may be limited to the county or city level. Before electricians are allowed to work without supervision, they are usually required to serve an apprenticeship lasting from 3 to 5 years under the general supervision of a Master Electrician and usually the direct supervision of a Journeyman Electrician. Schooling in electrical theory and electrical building codes are required to complete the apprenticeship program.

Many apprenticeship programs provide a salary to the apprentice during training. A Journeyman electrician is a well rounded craftsman who has met the experience requirements for on the job training (usually 2000 hrs) and classroom hours (about 144 hrs.), and have passed a licensing exam for their jurisdiction, be it state, county or city. They are trained in all phases of electrical construction installation in various building styles (residential, commercial, industrial) and maintenance of equipment after installation. A Journeyman is usually permitted to perform all types of electrical work except the design of electrical systems, although in some jurisdictions a Journeyman may design systems within certain limits. By contrast, a residential electrician is only permitted to work on residential projects with limitations (for example under 4 stories), and apprenticeship is typically four to five years.

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TFW Electrical Services

  • Facility Maintenance and Property Management Electrical Services
  • New Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring
  • Existing Construction Rewiring and Remodeling
  • Outdoor Lighting, Security, & Landscape
  • Custom Surge Protection Systems
  • Control Wiring Data, Phone, and Video Cabling
  • Emergency Electrical Services
  • LED Lighting Services
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