Electricity is dangerous and unless you are trained in electrical systems, we’d be wary to suggest that you tackle any electrical problem on your own. Sure, you should always know where to find your electrical panel and be able to recognize when something isn’t right. However, attempting to fix it yourself because it seems relatively straightforward is a mistake you don’t want to make.
Electrical components can be uncertain, and you’ll need to know how to protect yourself and your systems or else your DIY, self-repair attempt may result in injury and cause more expensive issues within your electrical system. We can’t stress enough, the importance of having a professional and licensed electrician carry out your electrical repairs. Here’s why.
You should always approach electricity with caution.
If your home is older than 20 years, there’s a chance your electrical wiring is more vulnerable than a newer home. Either way, electrical wiring can be complicated unless you’re experienced with the ins and outs. Outdated wiring poses fire threats and is one of the biggest causes of residential fires. If your wiring is outdated but running newer appliances, there is a greater pressure load which weakens the circuit. One wrong step and you’re looking at trouble.
If you’re not sure the state of your electrical wiring, get in touch with a professional like those at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric to conduct an electrical safety inspection. It will give you the peace-of-mind that your family is not at risk for injury or loss due to electrical fires. Damaged and exposed wires should also always be avoided.
Electricians that are licensed and therefore skilled in their trade know what to look out for in cases where something may be dangerous or faulty. They will also be able to safely protect your wiring and prevent any future mishaps with bare, exposed wires.
With higher training, experience, and regulated services, they are far more likely to offer quality work that will keep your home’s electrical system running efficiently and safely. Building codes will be adhered to and they will be guided by housing regulations. DIY electrical work may end up costing you more than calling an electrician, while you waste time and money trying to figure out what a problem is. Experienced electricians have most likely tended to a problem like yours before and know how to sort it out quickly and for the best cost.
Should something go wrong while carrying out your own electrical repairs, your insurance company may not cover you if they consider the damage as negligence.
When it comes to your appliances, warranties are only applicable if repair work is carried out by a licensed electrician. Carrying out your own repairs may lead to these warranties being voided because manufacturers can tell when something has been tampered with. Other warranties include work carried out by your electrician. Licensed and certified electrician work carries warranties that you can benefit from further down the line which can save you money and headaches.
Aside from these reasons, carrying out your own electrical repairs improperly can be dangerous for your home and its inhabitants. Where at first it may seem like you’ve successfully corrected some faulty wiring or installed a new power outlet, it can lead to dangerous situations like electrical fires, shocks, or electrocution. Taking chances to save money will ultimately cost you in the future. Leave your electrical repairs to the professionals and give Art Plumbing, AC & Electric a call at 1-800-475-1504. Art can fix it!
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