Do You Have Electrical Work That Needs to be Done at Your Home or Business?
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Your neighbors have upped the ante in their efforts to sell their house. Their decision to reword the description of their home also includes the fact that it also has a bidet and a greenhouse that is heated year round. And while you know that their clever approach to detail will likely help generate some extra attention, you also know that the real attraction for your neighbor’s home is their well maintained yard, their immediate response to anything that needs to be fixed, and the three car garage. In fact, your neighbors seem to always know exactly when to call an electrician, plumber, or other professional. The have the informed knack of understanding what problems they can solve on their own, and what situations are better addressed by a licensed professional.
Knowing when to call an electrician, or any technician for that matter, is the key to responsible home ownership.
There Are Many Reasons to Use a Professional Electrician
Whether you are a business or home owner, understanding your limitations is essential to properly maintaining your property. While it may always be tempting to try to fix things yourself if it means that you can save a little money, knowing when to call an electrician can be the difference between a safe and successful electrical project and a project that can cause expensive problems or even damage to your property.
If not addressed correctly, electrical repairs can lead to major, and life threatening, electrical problems. Consider some of these frightening statistics about the damage that can occur when electrical work is left to unlicensed amateurs:
- Old electrical wiring does not last forever. In fact, expert electricians recommend getting a home inspection for homes 10 years and older anytime new appliances, or major renovations, are added.
- 583,500 electricians currently work in the U.S.
- Most home wiring is either 12-gauge or 14-gauge. An experienced electrician can help understand the kind of wiring that is used and what the best corrections are remodeling needs are.
- $1.5 billion in property damage every year is caused by electrical fires.
- Even when you are not in the process of a remodeling project, the ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) recommends scheduling an electrical inspection to diagnose potential hazards if a home is 40 years old or older.
- 48% of the 2007 to 2011 reported non-confined U.S. home structure fires involved electrical malfunction or failure had some type of electrical distribution or lighting equipment as equipment involved in ignition