With energy use doubling every 20 years in the US, it’s important to keep your electricity up-to-date and functioning properly. Doing so can make your home more energy-efficient and save you money. You’re probably spending more time at home now, too, which means that you’re relying even more on electricity. That also means you should hire a licensed electrician to complete any electrical projects, rather than attempt to do them yourself. Here’s why.
The best reason to hire an experienced electrician is to ensure safety. If you or a friend try to do electrical work, you run the risk of someone getting seriously injured from an electrical shock. You could also potentially damage your home by causing a fire.
Rather than waste a weekend on an electrical project, hire an electrician. Someone who makes a living as an electrician can complete your project faster because they’re more experienced. If you attempt it, the electrical project will probably take you much longer.
Hiring a professional can save you money because your electrical work will be done correctly. You won’t need extra parts or have to replace the damaged drywall. Improper fixes can also lead to higher electric bills. An electrician will even be more likely to come up with a cost-efficient solution to an electrical problem. It will also cost you even more if your DIY fix doesn’t work and you have to hire a professional anyway.
Let’s face it—licensed electricians are more qualified than you to work on an electrical project. They’ve had education, testing, training, and experience. They’re also up-to-date on codes and violations, which you may not know about.
Hiring a licensed electrician means that they are liable for the work they do. Any electrical project they tackle is backed by liability insurance. That means that if anything goes wrong, insurance will take care of it.
While you may be tempted to do your electrical work, there are numerous problems that you could be faced with. Rather than risk safety, waste time, spend extra money, or be left with fixes that don’t work, hire a licensed electrician from the get-go. Your home and family will be happier and safer as a result.