We know DIY projects are all the rage these days. Home improvement projects have become hobbies many people enjoy. Still, even with all the DIY Youtube research and Google searching, there are some jobs even the most skilled DIY-ers should leave to the pros, especially electrical work! If you ever consider DIY when dealing with electric work, you will have to think about certain concerns as the safety risks you expose yourself to may be dire. This is why we at Vancouver Island Hughes Home Inspection Services have written down a few pointers that emphasize why you shouldn’t DIY electrical work.
It is a safety hazard
We’ll start with the most obvious reason. Electricity can be dangerous! It’s easy to take something we use daily for granted and not realize how hazardous it can be. Electrical shock can cause major injury or even death. Some issues could lead to a fire. Even the most minor electrical jobs can result in a major disaster if you aren’t specially trained to work on wiring or electrical systems.
You can void your homeowner’s insurance
DIY electrical repairs that are not permitted and up to code can void your homeowner’s insurance. That will leave you liable for any damage that results from faulty materials, structural changes or low-quality jobs. You could also jeopardize your ability to sell your home and lose hundreds of dollars in violation fees.
Do things right – Hire a professional
DIY or Do-It-Yourself projects can be a great way to improve the value of your home and save money at the same time, but where electrical work is concerned, DIY is one phrase that should never be considered. One of the biggest dangers of DIY Electrical work is simply the fact that electricity can be deadly when not handled properly. Leave the electrical work to the professionals. We ensure that we complete the job more quickly, safely, and efficiently than the average homeowner. We have the training, experience, and tools to get the job done right.
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