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These days, more and more homeowners are making home repair jobs, DIY projects. You can go online to find a video to fix just about anything, but it doesn’t mean that you should. There are plenty of jobs that make great DIY projects such as staining the deck or painting the house. However, there are other jobs, such as electrical jobs that are far too dangerous for the typical homeowner. Simple tasks like replacing the switch plates are simple enough for the average homeowner to handle, but a licensed electrician should only handle most other jobs. There are several reasons why all of the electrical work in your Wilmington, NC home, should only be performed by a professional.
#1 Safety Reasons
If you have no experience or knowledge of electrical systems, making electrical repairs on your own can be very dangerous. Trying to make the repairs on your own could result in you being electrocuted. If the jolt is powerful enough, being electrocuted could be deadly. A licensed electrician has the training necessary to get the job done safely. Also, if you make just one minor mistake while making the necessary repair, you could cause an electrical fire that can completely consume your home. If you want the job done safely, you should hire a licensed professional. Working with a licensed professional is the only way to be sure that you and your home will be safe.
#2 Protection From Liability
If you attempt to make your electrical repairs yourself and something happens, you will have no protection against liability. If you get electrocuted, you could end up in the hospital and with long term problems. If you don’t have adequate medical insurance, this type of injury can leave you broke. If you make a mistake and there is an electrical fire in your home, there is a good chance that your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it. Most companies require all electrical work to be handled by a licensed professional. If you don’t have proof that a licensed and insured electrician made the repairs, you will have to pay for the repairs out of pocket. If the fire did considerable damage, you would need to spend your life savings to cover the costs. The best way to be protected is to have a licensed professional handle all electrical repairs in your Wilmington, NC home.
#3 New Codes and Technologies
For safety reasons, building and safety codes are changing all the time. When the building and safety codes do change, the information is sent directly to your local electrician. This is important so that any work can be done according to the building and safety code. Also, new technology is always being introduced. Even if you knew something about electrical repair once, what you know could be obsolete thanks to the introduction of new technology. A licensed professional takes regular classes and training sessions to bring them up to date with the latest technology. This is essential for an electrician so that they can stay at the top in their field. Because you probably don’t have the knowledge necessary to make the repairs safely and correctly, you should hire a licensed electrician.
#4 Service Guarantee and Accountability
If you attempt electrical repairs on your own, but you don’t get it right the first time, you will need to go back and try again to fix the issue. If you hire a professional to handle the job and the job isn’t done right, there will be guarantees in place. If the problem starts again right away or within the guarantee period, the professional will come back to your home to make the necessary repairs. Best of all, the work will be done at no cost to you. The smartest way to get your electrical repairs done is to hire an electrician who is licensed and insured.
#5 Makes Selling Your Home Easier
Building a home is incredibly expensive. Because of this, you might be tempted to save money by hiring an electrician who isn’t licensed and insured. Sure, this will cut back on the initial cost, but it can cause significant issues in the future. The same is true if you had your home rewired. In order to install an electrical system or to rewire the house, a permit is necessary, and only a licensed professional can get a permit. When it comes time to sell your home, you are going to need to prove that a permit was pulled prior to the work being done. This document will need to be part of your real estate disclosure. If you cannot provide this document, it will make selling your home for the asking price difficult. Most homebuyers would refuse to pay the asking price if a licensed professional did not perform the electrical work.
If you need to have any electrical work in your home done, you should call Mister Sparky of Wilmington. We have been proudly serving customers in the Wilmington area for many years. Each professional on staff is licensed and insured, so you can be sure that they will get the job done right the first time. They are also very professional and will be extremely respectful when they are in your home. Also, each electrician is required to take regular training courses when technology changes. Because of this, you can be sure that your home will be equipped with the most up-to-date technology. Finally, by hiring a licensed professional with Mister Sparky, you won’t be putting yourself, your family, or your home at risk. If you need any electrical work done in your home, no matter how small, it is best to call Mister Sparky. We understand that electrical emergencies can occur at any time, so we offer emergency services. If you are having an electrical issue at any time of the day or night, give us a call.