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For homeowners, electrical problems are an inevitable nuisance. Often, people want to try a DIY fix for these issues when they crop up, thinking it’s an easy way to save a few bucks. But there are many reasons why DIY electrical work is not a good idea. In many locations, it is not even legal without a proper permit.
To keep yourself safe to ensure stable electrical service to your home, it is always a better idea to work with an electrical services company instead. This article will discuss the many reasons why professional assistance is always superior to attempts at DIY repair.
Professional Services Are Quicker and Better
For most people, electrical services are a necessity. Our homes, appliances, and even sometimes heaters are powered by electricity. For that reason, delay is unacceptable when fixing a faulty part or solving an electrical problem. Thankfully, electrical services companies are quick and efficient. Licensed electricians bring experience to all problems and are able to quickly assess the situation and implement the appropriate fix. With the right electrical professional, most fixes can be done within a day or two, returning your electrical system to its normal working order.
Professionals Are Legally Licensed
Some jurisdictions require licensing for certain electrical repair projects. To be safe, you should always work with a licensed electrician to make sure your repair work complies with local code. For example, Mister Sparky of Wilmington, NC, has a full staff of professional electricians who are trained in the local regulations governing electrical repair projects. Working with an electrical company is the best way to ensure compliance with all local laws and regulations.
Professional Work Is Safe and Effective
Many home electrical repair projects pose dangers to the inexperienced. Wires and electrical outlets could cause risk of injury or electrocution during the repair process for those without proper training. Beyond that, improper electrical work could lead to fire hazard or risk of injury to residents within a home. It is always better to consult with a professional electrical services company. DIY projects are simply too risky with health and safety on the line. Thankfully, professional electrical work by a high quality electrical services company is generally very safe and effective.
The Convenience Factor
Professional electrical services provide tremendous convenience. At Mister Sparky of Wilmington, NC, we center our customers at every step of the way to ensure the process is seamless and effort-free for them. When you make a phone call and schedule a repair, your work is done. We will bring the tools, assess the situation, and make the needed repairs. Our local experts understand the local codes and electrical grid and can offer a top-notch customer experience, every time. Mister Sparky also offers emergency repair, meaning you can get the service you need when you need it. This is a tremendous advantage to working with an established electrical services company.
Professional Service Strengthens the Value of Your Home
Professionally managed electrical systems in your home not only benefit you directly. They can also increase the value of your home and pay off financially if you try to sell your house.
We all know that homes are more than just a dwelling. For homeowners, a house is an investment– most likely their most important one. You shouldn’t take shortcuts with your biggest investment. The value of this investment is largely based on what buyers value it at.
Buyers like to know that your home’s electricity is in perfect working order and they will not need to do any serious structural repairs. DIY repairs that lead to wonky and inefficient electrical work can drag down the desirability and value of your home. A professionally repaired system, however, is a definite selling point for anyone interested in your house. Working with a professional electrical services company is the best way to safeguard the value of your house and property.
Implications for Insurance
If any electrical issues require an insurance claim, it is always better to report that your repair work has been done by a professional company. Because DIY electrical work is often shoddily done, it may cause problems down the road with insurance companies. Insurance companies often refuse to cover damages caused by negligent repair work performed by an inexperienced individual.
If you perform DIY electrical work improperly and it causes any issues, home insurance companies will likely deny your claim. Repairs on improper work only cost more money, and will usually require a professional to undo the initial bad work. As always, it is a good principle to remember that when work is done right the first time, it ends up costing less than having to perform multiple rounds of repair, especially if the improper work causes other issues that are not insured. Diligence and quality should always be priority.
Professional Work Is Better for Inspections
Electrical inspectors know what good electrical work looks like. DIY repair work will usually be caught during an inspection and could lead to your home not passing an one. If you are selling a home, a buyer’s inspector will absolutely flag any electrical work that looks unusual or not up to code. This can cause stress and could even require expensive additional repair work to undo the improper repairs. Not only can that take up a lot of time and possibly delay a home sale, it can also cost a lot of money or reduce the price of your property. It is always better to keep your electrical system well-maintained and professionally serviced.
The electricity in your home is so important. To make sure your home’s electrical is in proper working order, is safe for you and your family, and can drive up the value of your home, always work with a professional company to get the job done right. Mister Sparky of Wilmington boasts years of experience and skills repairing electrical issues. Give us a call today for a consultation on how we can help you with your electrical services needs.