It may be tempting to handle small electrical repairs around your house on your own, but no matter how much of a handyman you are, these jobs should always be left to professional electricians. Many times, these jobs seem like they will be easy, when, in fact, they are quite complicated. You must also remember that there are specific materials, building codes, and safety precautions that must be followed, and experienced technicians know how to follow necessary procedures. In worst-case scenarios, DIY electrical work can lead to a house fire. Consider these reasons why you should always hire a professional electrician.
- Insurance claims. If you take on an electrical project yourself and don’t have the proper permits and inspections, your insurance company may be able to deny your claim if your home suffers damages as a result of your work.
- When you have electrical work done on your house, you must have it inspected by a licensed inspector to ensure that it is up to code and safe. If you fail to get the inspection, you could receive stiff fines.
- Safety concerns. Electricity is a very dangerous thing to work with, and it should only be done by a licensed professional. Electricians receive hundreds of hours of instruction, as well as on-the-job training as an apprentice before they receive their license. This ensures that they follow all safety protocols, as well as gaining expertise in their field.
- Risk of death. Getting shocked is bad enough, but working with electricity in your home can result in electrocution due to the high voltages. Even if the project is completed without incident, DIY electrical work can lead to house fires that could result in the death of the occupants.
If you have electrical work that needs to be done around your house, trust the skilled professionals at Nipper Electric. You can call us at (757) 842-1710 or visit our website for more information.