While it’s tempting to fix that loose socket yourself, stop and think twice before you do. Tackling electrical repairs in your Charlotte, NC, home puts you at risk of electrical shocks and other problems. Here’s why it’s so important to leave electrical repair work to the professionals.
DIY electrical repairs are just as dangerous, if not more so, than DIY HVAC repairs. A single misplaced wire or failure to follow safety precautions is all it takes to suffer from serious injuries or a fatal electrocution. Injuries range from mild singes to severe burns that take months to recover from.
Each change to the electrical system in your home needs inspecting by a licensed professional. Failure to do so may have legal implications later on, like when you want to sell the property.
Damaged or improperly installed wiring is a leading cause of house fires in the United States. Your repair might come back to haunt you months later without warning. Performing your own electrical repairs puts your entire household at risk.
Doing something that decreases the relative safety in your home often raises your home insurance. In addition, any claims made because of faulty DIY wiring projects likely won’t get covered. All told, it’s just not worth the risk, both physical and legal.
Even if you have some general knowledge and know how to safely do the repairs, you’re not free from risk. Especially in attics, hidden wires may prove fatal to you. Since you don’t know they’re there, it’s nearly impossible to avoid them.
Tackling an electrical repair yourself is never safe. Contact an expert instead and know the job gets done right. Give Bradham Brothers, Inc. a call to schedule an electrical repair service.
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