5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Electrical Work
January 03, 2022
DIY is a great way to learn new skills, but not all skills are DIY friendly. Just like you wouldn’t DIY a legal contract or a medical exam, you also shouldn’t DIY your electrical work. Here’s 5 reasons why electrical work should be left to the professionals.
It’s Not Worth the Risk
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 24,200 residential building electrical malfunction fires and 225 deaths from those fires in 2019. If you don’t know all the safety requirements or possible hazards that could cause electrical fires while wiring your home, you are putting yourself and your home at risk.
Naked wires and faulty wiring can lead to short circuiting and that short circuiting is what leads to house fires. Rather than gamble on whether your DIY electrical work has been completed correctly, just hire a professional so you can rest easy knowing the job has been done correctly!
Your Insurance Company Likely Won’t Cover Damage Costs
It would be traumatic enough to lose your home to an electrical fire, but the bad news doesn’t stop there. Your insurance company likely won’t cover the damage costs if the electrical work that caused the fire wasn’t done to code by a certified electrical contractor. It’s not worth saving a few bucks with a DIY electrical project if it could cost you hundreds of thousands in the long run!
Selling Your House Will Become Difficult and Costly
When you go to sell your house, the inspection could bring up any illegal electrical repairs that don’t meet the standards of your state’s electrical code. This will not only make selling your home harder, but you could be hit with some hefty bills to fix the problem.
It’s More of a Headache Than It’s Worth
DIY electrical work isn’t as easy as just connecting a few wires together. It takes a trained eye to understand an electrical setup, and this is one of the reasons electrical contractors need to hold certain certifications, licenses, and insurance.
Without this training and experience, you may make a mistake or two that could make the problem worse and cost you more time and money in the long run.
Hiring An Electrician Is Affordable and Easy
With the high risk of DIY electrical work and the ease of hiring an electrician, there is no good excuse for attempting an electrical project on your own!
Empowered Global has certified electrical contractors in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero that would be happy to help you with all your electrical needs from panel changes and remodels to landscape and LED lighting! Schedule your appointment online or by giving us a call at (239) 330-4520 today.