There are a lot of household duties, especially during such trying times, that we try to do ourselves in order to save the expense associated with hiring a professional. Many times, this can be efficient and beneficial to your budget. However, when it comes to an electrician, here are some reasons why it is best to hire a licensed electrician:
If you try to complete a job yourself, or even hire an electrician who does not have a license, you will be responsible for the insurance costs and the damage in the event that something goes wrong. If you hire a licensed electrician, however, liability is on their shoulders and they have full responsibility of protecting you and your home.
- High level of experience
When you hire a licensed electrician, you know you are hiring a knowledgeable and experienced professional to get the job done, because in order to receive such a license, they must go through extensive training. This is something that is not guaranteed if you do the job yourself or hire an unlicensed person.
- Safety Codes
Similarly, in order to receive the license, electricians must promise to follow the associated safety codes. Again, this is not a guarantee if you hire someone else. The safety of you and your home is top priority to licensed electricians. Additionally, licensed electricians are required to update their education frequently, so they are constantly in the know of the latest regulations and techniques.
- Required when you sell your home
Wiring your home requires a permit that is only attainable through a licensed electrician. Therefore, if you plan to sell your home, the value might decrease significantly when you report that your home was not wired by an electrician. This is just one of many reasons why it is best to establish a relationship with a licensed professional from the very beginning of your homeowning journey.
Fortunately, I am a licensed electrician. Call today to get started with the decision that will be safer, cheaper and smarter for you and your family in the long run.