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DIY Electrical Work: Worth the Risk?

Thinking about taking on some DIY electrical projects? With all of the available information and tips on the internet today, DIY projects are very tempting to try and save a little money. However, when it comes to electrical work, contacting your local electrician to get the job done is always the best choice. Electricians are professionals who have been trained and licensed for their practice. Read on to find out more on the dangers of DIY electrical work.

The Dangers of DIY Electrical

There are several reasons to not take on DIY electrical projects:

  1. Safety! When you do not know what you are doing, you can easily electrocute yourself.
  2. You could potentially cause significant damage to your home by means of electric fires.
  3. You may think you will be saving money, however, DIY can end up costing more. As a result of not knowing exactly what you are doing, you can cause more damage to your home’s wiring. Thus, you may end up calling a professional to fix the damage you have caused after everything is said and done.
  4. Some electrical projects require a permit or specific compliance regulations. A professional electrician will be able to tell you if the work requires a permit, how to apply for one, and any regulations that apply to your project.
  5. Many home insurance policies do not allow you to take on electrical work on your own. So, if there is an accident that is due to electrical issues, then your insurance could be void.
  6. Using a professional electrician could help with the future sale of your house! If potential buyers wish to see renovation documents, you can provide receipts for the electrical work.
  7. You should also consider that DIY projects can take much longer. You have to learn as you go, while a professional can quickly come in and complete the job.

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling Service

Play it safe and save the DIY projects for something other than electrical work. If you are looking for an electrician in Frederick County, MD, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. Our team of 16 electricians are all licensed, professional and uniformed. Contact us today for a consultation about all of your residential electrical needs.

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