Why Electrical Repairs Should Never Be a DIY Project

March 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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More and more homeowners are becoming interested in do-it-yourself home repairs and improvements, and it’s easy to understand why. DIY projects can be a fun and fulfilling way to improve your property while saving money on labor costs. However, there are some projects that no homeowners should attempt to perform on their own, and electrical repairs are at the top of that list.

Any electrical problems in your home can feel very urgent, and it’s understandable to want to have the problems solved as quickly as possible. However, it’s extremely important that any complicated electrical repairs are left to a professional to handle. The Sunrise electricians at Sherman Electric, Inc. have extensive experience and professional training, so we’ll always be able to provide you with quality repairs as safely as possible.

Why Not Do It Yourself?

Electrical repairs are extremely dangerous. Attempting to perform any repairs on your own without professional experience poses the threat of serious damage to your Sunrise property, and many electrical repairs require that you have a permit.

Any wiring job needs to up to local codes and standards that only a professional will have knowledge of. Wiring codes may not seem terribly important to you now, but they can become a major hurdle if you ever plan on selling your home.

What Electrical Repairs Can I Perform On My Own?

The only electrical repairs that you should ever attempt to take care of on your own are the absolute most basic. Anything that’s more complicated than changing a light switch should be left to a professional.

Still, even when you’re attempting simple electrical tasks on your own, you should make sure that you know what you’re doing and that all of the power is turned off before you begin any work.

Attempting any electrical repairs without professional assistance can result in serious harm to you, your Sunrise property, or another member of your household. It’s very easy to make a detrimental mistake when you’re working with electricity. Our electricians will always make sure that your entire electrical system is completely safe both during and after repairs.

What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Electrical wiring is extremely difficult and dangerous to work with without proper training and experience. One wrong move could result in electrocution.

Even you’re able to get the repairs done without any accidents, any small mistakes that you make could have dire consequences for your Sunrise home’s electrical system. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lists faulty electrical wiring as the leading cause of house fires in the US.

If you're looking for an electrician in Sunrise, call Sherman Electric, Inc. at 954-942-9770, or fill out our online request form.