September 18, 2017
While taking a DIY approach to many projects at home can save you money and give you a hands-on approach to fixing your problems, you shouldn’t try to take on everything by yourself. If you’re thinking about starting on a DIY electrical project, there are more risks involved than you’d run into in a traditional DIY project.
Because electricity is such a dangerous thing to play with, a DIY electrical project could go wrong in several different ways. If you don’t have a good working knowledge of electrical tools and terminology, then you could inadvertently cause a lot of damage without even thinking about it.
Lack of Knowledge and Skills
The main danger in trying to do your own electrical work is that some of the biggest problems you could run into aren’t apparent ones. For instance, if you install the wrong amperage of breaker on a circuit that doesn’t match up, it could lead to problems later on. Working with a professional electrician means having someone on your side who knows what small details to look out for to ensure lasting success.
Risk of Injury & Death
Because electricity is so volatile and dangerous, it’s critical to know exactly what you’re doing when you’re working with it. It’s all too easy to run into a situation where you can end up seriously hurt if you aren’t being careful. All it takes is forgetting to turn off power or interacting with the wrong cable carelessly. Risks of coming into contact with electricity include both electrocution and death. When you hire a professional electrician, they’re trained to follow a very specific set of guidelines to ensure their safety as well as the safety of your home.
Another risk of DIY electrical work is that of losing power. This can happen as a result of a variety of different situations. It might only be forgetting to combine a connection during your project or accidentally removing wiring from something else without knowing it. Professional electricians are trained to be mindful of their surroundings and make sure everything works when they’re done. That means that you don’t have to worry about your electrical system being messed up afterward.
Insurance Won’t Cover DIY Electrical Problems
If your work is not done to code by a certified electrician and you run into an electrical fire, your insurance won’t cover you. That doubles down the level of risk in DIY by a lot. When you get your electrical work done with a professional, if anything happens, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you’re covered. Why worry about the threat of accident the whole time you work?
Choose CMC Electrical for Your Electrical Work
While taking on a project yourself can be tempting, it shouldn’t come at great risk of injury. When you choose CMC Electric for your next project, we’ll make sure it gets done right the first time, no matter what it is. Our team of experts are fast, dependable, and friendly. If you need service, don’t risk doing the hard work yourself. Request service now and see the CMC difference.