With the internet being an expansion of do-it-yourself knowledge, more and more people are beginning to take on tasks that they would have traditionally hired professionals to complete. Simple tutorials and video instructions paired with frugal attitudes make do-it-yourself projects increasingly appealing; however, at what cost? Artisan Electric urges you to think before you try any electrical tasks, no matter how small.
Think Twice Before You Do-Do-It Yourself For Electrical Work
First off, do-it-yourselfers should check their homeowners’ insurance policy before taking on any electrical tasks. Some policies do not cover damages caused by work that was not done by a licensed professional. This can be a costly mistake, since faulty wiring can lead to frying and melting of wires and appliances. A licensed electrician is trained for thousands of hours on how to properly wire various household appliances and electrical sources. They know how to recognize when a minor issue is present, and they are able to fix that issue before it gets to be dangerous.
In fact, each year there are thousands of electrical fires caused by faulty electrical wiring. A previous study done by The US Fire Administration estimated that faulty electric wiring leads to 50,400 electrical fires annually. On average, these fires result in 440 deaths, 1,400 injuries and over $500 million dollars of damage. Keep these numbers in mind before attempting any electrical project and remember that licensed electricians follow codes and guidelines set by the National Fire Protection Agency, making their electrical work generally safer than non-professionals’ work.
Even though many people try to take on electrical projects to save money, the do-it-yourself tasks can end up more costly in the end. Simple tasks can end up costing large sums, if it is not performed correctly. If you have any questions, contact your local licensed electrician, such as Artisan Electric. Continue to check our blog for more electrical and electricity-based posts.