Do You Have to be an Electrician to do Electrical Work?
June 19, 2023
When can you do electrical work on your own and when is it time to hire an electrician? Read on to learn more about the different types of electrical work, what you can do yourself, and what work you should leave to the pros:
What is considered electrical work?
In general, electrical work is any type of work that requires connecting or disconnecting electrical wires or equipment. This includes jobs that involve installing new electrical equipment/wires, replacing old electrical equipment/wires, and even just testing anything electrical to ensure its functioning correctly.
Are electricians required for all electrical work?
Not all work technically requires an electrician, however, it’s almost always advised to leave any project that involves electricity to the pros. One misstep can lead to electrocution, electrical fires, and other dangerous situations.
Do electricians have to be licensed and certified to do electrical work?
Yes, in the state of Florida electricians must be certified. It’s important to check your electrician’s credentials before hiring them. To pull building permits, electricians must be certified by the state. Additionally, hiring certified electricians ensures your electrician meets state standards. These certification standards include passing exams and having on-the-job experience.
What are some examples of DIY electrical work?
It doesn’t require a professional to put in a lightbulb! However, you may wonder what other electrical-related tasks can be considered DIY. Unfortunately, most electrical jobs aren’t as simple as changing your lightbulb. For example, installing a light switch may seem simple but there are risks involved in even simple tasks like this. That’s because electrical wires are often “hot” (meaning they can electrocute you) and incorrect installation can lead to sparks, fires, and blown breakers.
Where can you hire an electrician for electrical work?
Empowered Global connects homeowners with the best electricians in the Bonita Springs area. The electricians at Empowered Global are trained, professional, and dedicated. For more information on hiring an electrician and for a quote on your electrical project, call us to schedule an appointment with Empowered Global.