There are a great many homeowners who enjoy becoming involved with do-it-yourself projects around the house, because it gives them a sense of pride, and because it can be gratifying to enhance your living area by your own efforts. However, there can be a big difference among these do-it-yourself projects, some of which are more suitable for relatively unskilled workers, and some of them require a great deal more knowledge and experience.
For instance, it doesn’t take much real knowledge or experience to paint the walls of your bedroom or to stain the back yard deck, but when you’re talking about installing electrical circuitry, that calls for some genuine expertise and some knowledge about safety and how electricity works. Here are some reasons why you should always hire a licensed electrician to do any major electrical work around your home.
Inspections and Insurance
If you ever intend to resell your home, it will require an inspection before the new owners can take occupancy. One of the things an inspector will look closely at is how electrical work was done, and whether it has been done according to accepted standards. When you’re purchasing homeowners’ insurance, that will also require that any electrical work be to be done by a competent and licensed electrician. You will always have clear and compelling documentation that electrical work was carried out by a qualified electrician when you keep the paperwork provided by a licensed electrician.
Standards of Quality
Any do-it-yourselfer may or may not do a decent job of installing electrical circuitry or performing some other kind of electrical work. That means there’s at least a chance that the work could be sub-standard, and possibly even dangerous. When electrical work is done by a licensed professional, you’ll know that it meets specific standards of quality, because the electrician has been trained to observe those standards on every job undertaken. You can have peace of mind that the job was done right and that it’s safe for occupants.
Electrical professionals who obtain their license to operate in any given state must be certified by that state. The certification guarantees that an electrician has fulfilled a required number of training hours, that they understand state codes and regulations, and that they are aware of all safety requirements on the job. There are requirements beyond the state certification necessary for an electrical professional, but state certification alone guarantees a certain level of expertise and training.
Because of our total confidence in the work we do, we can offer a guarantee on all work we do on your behalf. If anything ever does go wrong with work done by one of our trained professionals, we will be glad to correct the issue at no charge to you whatsoever. If you ever have any questions about our work, we’ll be happy to explain everything, and we’ll make a point of always being available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us whenever you have any electrical work in mind, so our highly skilled professionals can do the job right the first time.