It’s tempting to tackle your own electrical projects, and certainly, there are a few simple ones that many handy homeowners are comfortable with. There are plenty of tutorial videos out there for many home repair projects. Electrical pushes into the area where it might be a good idea to think about some of the reasons you would want to hire a professional electrician. Here are a few of them:
This is probably the most important reason to use an electrician. Poorly done work leading to a house fire may not be covered by insurance if it was done by an unlicensed ‘electrician’. There are many safety regulations that electricians must follow that will ensure you are keeping your family safe. Utilizing a professional electrician for your work will give peace of mind that the work is done safely.
Getting it Right
Take the guesswork out of your project. By hiring a professional electrician, you ensure both the known and unknown can be properly handled. At Patriot Pros, we have licensed, bonded, and insured electricians that have passed a background check. By choosing a pro, you will know it’s done right.
Part of getting it right is knowledge. Learning how to be an electrical hobbyist on the fly can be dangerous, time-consuming, and frustrating. Even if you are armed with a hefty knowledge about electrical, that 10% you don’t know could end up costing you big. There is a reason there is a licensing process, and safety concerns, and building codes change frequently.
Hiring a professional can seem expensive on the surface. You can control your costs in a few ways. First, by choosing a company like Patriot Pros, you will receive upfront pricing before any work is begun. Second, you may end up saving money on tools, supplies, and multiple trips to supply stores. Time spent is also a cost to you and your family.
The Fun Factor
There may be some enjoyment in tackling certain DIY projects. Some people enjoy painting and the instant gratification that comes from that. On the flip side, many people don’t enjoy crawling around in an attic to run wire, or digging trenches to run power out to an RV pad. This will have a different perspective for everyone.
Permits and Inspection
Certain electrical work requires permitting and inspections to be done, especially as a homeowner and you are doing it the right way. This can be a frustrating process for homeowners, easily eliminated by hiring a professional electrician. If there is anything that doesn’t pass it’s the electrician’s job to fix it, not yours.
If you decide to tackle a project that turns out to be more than you can handle, you can always reach out to a professional when you need help.