Let’s talk about why you should always hire a licensed electrician. Even if you consider yourself to be pretty handy around the ol’ homestead, it’s not always the wisest course of action to DIY everything.
But let’s say you’ve DIY-ed a few electrical fixes.
You feel like you have the training and experience to diagnose electrical issues and correct electrical problems.
Things rarely break around your house because you’re conscientious enough to maintain your appliances and fixtures.
Maybe your home or office is a relatively new construction with few if any problems.
Plus, you think the DIY lifestyle can save you time and money on what would normally be a professional electrician’s work, which may or may not be more expensive. (Forget electric shock; what about sticker shock?)
With these things in mind, it may seem like calling a professional is at the very bottom of your to-do list.
But hold on a second. Let’s take a moment to think about this some more. Why hire a licensed and insured electrician?
The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Electrician
Electrical work is not a DIY job. When it comes to electrical repairs and installations, you should always hire a licensed, professional electrician.
While doing it yourself might seem like an attractive option because it can save you money, the risks are too great.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of hiring a professional electrician and why DIY electrical work is never recommended.
The Dangers of DIY Electrical Work
When attempting DIY electrical work, even the most experienced homeowner puts themselves in danger of shocks, fires, and injury from faulty wiring. Working with electricity requires knowledge, skill, and experience that only comes through proper training and education. Without these qualifications, DIYers are more likely to make mistakes that could cause serious harm or damage to their property.
In addition to safety risks, there are also legal implications when you do your own electrical work without a license or permit. In some areas, local codes require any sort of wiring job to be done by a qualified electrician who holds the necessary credentials and qualifications to perform the job safely and legally. Not adhering to these regulations can result in fines or other penalties — none of which are worth the risk.
The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Electrician
Hiring an electrician has its advantages: not only will they get the job done quickly and safely — ensuring that all wiring is up-to-date and up-to-code — but they will also provide valuable advice about how best to upgrade your home’s electrical system for maximum efficiency.
- help you decide which fixtures or appliances need replacing or repair
- offer suggestions on how best to reduce energy costs
- provide tips on how best to protect your home against potential fire hazards due to outdated wiring systems
- identify any potentially hazardous situations before they become serious problems.
Hiring an experienced electrician rather than attempting DIY electrical work is always the safest option when it comes time for repairs or installations around your home or business. With so many advantages associated with hiring a professional electrician, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t trust one for all your electrical needs.
More Reasons to Hire Licensed, Professional Electricians
And yet …
If your home or business is in good working condition, you may still be wondering: Why hire a licensed electrician? Well, as pleased as we are to hear that all is well at your property, we want you to be aware of the wide variety of services we offer, and the knowledge and expertise that goes into every job we perform.
Our team of experts is ready and able to assist with any home or business repair or installation, big or small. We want nothing more than to be of assistance when it comes to electrical work that needs to be done in or around your property.
Commercial and Industrial Installation
If you own or manage your own business, having an electrician you can trust is essential.
Perhaps you run a climate-controlled storage facility that relies on electricity to preserve the possessions of hundreds of people on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
Maybe you’re designing a parking lot and need to decide how many street lights to purchase and where to place them.
Regardless of the details and/or the scope of the project, Prairie Electric can help with any and all commercial and industrial electrical installations.
Are you building your own home from the ground up or completing a remodeling project? Our team is more than qualified to help you develop your space.
Our 3-D light-modeling crew is experienced at helping homeowners, architects, and business owners alike decide what type of lighting best serves their spaces and where that lighting should go.
In addition, our employees are trustworthy and always have your best interests at heart. Our home wiring or rewiring projects are some of the best-rated industry-wide, and we are happy to bring these services to you.
It happens — even to the most conscientious DIYers. Faulty wiring can cause electrical fires. Storms can knock trees onto power lines.
If and when these things happen in your home or neighborhood, don’t stress. Contact Prairie Electric so we can make things right. Our efficient and affordable service is all you need to troubleshoot an emergency.
Electricians do more than just fix your circuit breaker when it’s on the fritz. For all your residential, commercial, industrial, and emergency electrical needs, Prairie Electric is here for you. We love the work we do — and you will, too!