- Lisa Guzman Czerniec
Why it's Important to Hire the Right Electrician (Even for "Small" Jobs)
The internet makes researching just about anything possible, inspiring many homeowners to attempt fixing home issues as if they’re simple DIY projects. Maybe you need a light fixture installed or have an outlet on the fritz and find an article online providing step-by-step instructions. Or, maybe you have a family member or friends who are handy and confident enough to give it a try. Often, people want to feel more responsible and capable of taking care of their own home, so they see it as an opportunity to learn. Not to mention, they see it as a way to save time and money, though many homeowners end up doing the opposite when they try to take electrical work into their own hands and find that it would have been cheaper to enlist a professional from the start. Electrical work is dangerous, a fact a lot of people don’t take seriously. An error can result in costly damage or harm to yourself or others, making it essential to hire a reputable, licensed electrician to handle your electrical needs. It’s important not just to hire any electrician, but to hire the right electrician from the beginning.
Here’s why: It’s Safer It doesn’t matter how much someone has read about or watched someone do electrical work, and it also doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with a “small” job. There’s no such thing as a small job when it comes to working with electricity because a little can be just as dangerous as a lot. The electrician you hire needs to be fully trained and have legitimate experience doing all kinds of electrical work to ensure your job is done safely. An ill-equipped person can hurt themselves or others, causing serious or even fatal harm, as well as do damage to your home. Your house has a great deal of energy running through it, and issues like faulty wiring can quickly start a fire. Hiring a certified professional gives you peace of mind knowing that the job will be taken care of safely for both your family and your home.
It Guarantees Accuracy Who doesn’t want to save money and time on home repairs? No one wants to shell out money for added expenses or fit a technician appointment into their busy schedule. However, there’s a big difference between taking it upon yourself to patch a hole in the wall and tampering with your electrical system. In actuality, most people who attempt this work on their own end up costing themselves more time and money because they got halfway through or even finished only to realize they caused a mess. If the work you or an unqualified person does isn’t done correctly, you rack up more time and money hiring a professional to come undo what you did and then do it properly.
It Keeps Things Up to Code Whether you’re making changes to an existing home or needing work on a new construction, hiring a professional electrician guarantees the electrical work will be done up to code. There are strict codes for electrical wiring and installation at the local, state, and federal levels that a professional will be aware of and comply with. Professionals are also able to pull proper permits and design your electrical wiring and installation around your needs.
Electrical work isn’t a DIY job. It’s a critical aspect of your home that requires serious attention and skill, so it’s necessary to handle an experienced, expertly trained technician. If you’re in need of electrical work in the Austin area, ATX Electrical Service is fully licensed, and insured. Our ATX electricians are all fully trained and experienced in a range of electrical work and can handle your electrical needs quickly and efficiently. Contact us by calling (512) 739-9213 for fast, friendly, and qualified work.