Why DIY Electrical Solutions Should Be Avoided
DIY or do-it-yourself home improvement projects are a great way to raise your property’s value and save money in the process. However, as the DIY craze catches on and with more information about different technical jobs readily available on the internet, many believe almost any home improvement project can be completed swiftly and economically as a DIY project. People even try DIY electrical work during a full basement renovation or a new home’s electrical wiring.
In reality, if you’re considering complicated electrical solutions on your own, you have a lot to consider before applying for the necessary electrical permits and getting started. To give you an idea of how bad things could get, the experts at CURRENTLY ELECTRIC CO. have covered the consequences of doing electrical work on your own and without proper training or complete knowledge of the job.
1. Risk of personal injury or death
When attempting DIY electrical solutions, we generally increase the risk of injury due to either an electric shock or an electrical fire. A minor electric shock is not severe. However, sustained exposure to electric currents above a certain level leads to deep burns, internal injuries and even death. Electrical fires can also be caused by simple mistakes like faulty wiring or improper installation and cannot be put out with water without risking electrocution.
2. Increased costs to repair property damage, pay fines, and settle hospital bills
The cost to repair fire damage done to your property and replace faulty electrical wiring and installations is way higher than hiring a professional in the first place. Additionally, depending on your province and local regulations, you may be required to pay hefty fines for your mistake. Not to mention the medical fees and expenses you will incur should you be injured and need an extended hospital stay.
Do things right - Hire a professional
When you consider that all our gadgets and appliances run on electricity and pretty much all electrical solutions are rather complex. Unless you have a background in electrical engineering or sufficient experience with electrical construction projects, most electrical tasks are best left to the professionals.
Hiring a professional electrical contractor to take care of your electrical work regardless of the project’s scale is a good idea. It comes along with advantages that you as a business or homeowner simply cannot afford to miss.
An experienced electrical contractor knows all the state laws and regulations and can offer you peace of mind because they are used to dealing with old and new challenges concerning electrical connectivity and appliances. The services of an electrical contractor also ensure the correct installation of electrical products so that they can last for the long-term.
Another benefit of not attempting DIY electrical solutions and going with a professional is most competent electrical contractors come with an insurance cover that protects you from accidents and the financial burden they bring.
When choosing an electrical technician or contractor, it is also essential to consider their fees and charges. Generally, rates for an electrical contractor will be between $75 to $100 per hour but vary from state to state and based on the task at hand.
If you are concerned about affording the fees of a professional electrician, remember that the cost of a perfect electrical job done by a professional is much lower than the charges, fines and expense associated with electrical disasters,
You should also shop around for a few quotes as you are sure to find an electrical contractor that does not overly affect your budget but still promises the same benefits of safety and time and money savings.
For the best residential, commercial and industrial electrical contracting company in Oshawa, reach out to CURRENTLY ELECTRIC CO. We offer a wide range of electrical services, including any type of renovation, indoor and outdoor lighting, residential electrical panel upgrades and new construction. We serve clients across Oshawa, Durham, Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Woodbridge, North York, East York, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Arora, Newmarket, Bradford, Courtice, Whitby, Ajax, Bowmanville, Clarington, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Pickering and the surrounding areas.