Chances are, as the average homeowner, you’re not an expert on all things electrical such as electrical panels, wires and outlets. Despite the availability of hundreds of DIY videos on YouTube, it really isn’t advisable to attempt electrical repairs or installations by yourself. You might even be thinking that you have a friend who is reasonably competent, or you’ve heard of someone who could do the job for much less than an electrician would, but think again. Let’s cut to the chase – you should always hire a professional residential electrician for electrical work in your home.

Reason #1: Risk

Trying to do electrical repairs yourself can turn out to be extremely costly. Put simply, it could cost you your life. You could research ways to prevent electric shock, but ultimately it doesn’t take much to kill you. If the work is done incorrectly it could result in safety hazards such as a fire or electrical shortening.

For your own safety and that of your family and your home, electrical work must be approached by a residential electrician who boasts the necessary expertise, training and equipment.

Reason #2: Expense

Hire a residential electrician to get the job done right the first time. The truth is most homeowners who attempt DIY electrical work end up having to call in a professional to fix the mess later on. At this point, the problem could be much more complex and costly than it would have been if you had called in an expert at the start. Even if you use an unlicensed electrician who possesses the right qualifications, you could very possibly face having to pay for the same job twice.

Reason #3: Time

Once your valuable time has been spent, there is no way of getting your time back. Trying to do electrical work yourself could take you much longer than expected and when you have to employ someone to redo the work anyway, you could have spent that time doing more valuable things. Save yourself the wasted time and get a licensed residential electrician in first time round.

Reason #4: Skill

It takes a huge amount of time, training and experience to become a certified electrician and there’s simply no substitute for the quality of work that a licensed professional will deliver. Skill and experience are essential to an electrical job done perfectly.

From troubleshooting seemingly small issues and getting to the source of the problem, to completing compliant installations safely, the expertise you get when you use a residential electrician is incomparable.

Reason #5: Peace Of Mind

The last thing you want is to be lying awake at night wondering whether that rush job by the resident Mr. Fixit actually fixed anything or only added to your problem. Did he take safety precautions? Did he connect the wires properly? How would you know before you actually smelt smoke in your home?

Professional electrical work comes with a guarantee, which is crucial when you’re constructing a new home, adding a room or installing new fittings.

So put safety above convenience, long-term savings above short term patches and call in an expert residential electrician from Sons of Electric.