When you have an electrical problem in your home, it’s tempting to get on the internet and figure out how to fix the problem yourself.  “Do It Yourself” tutorials are abundant, and you can look up how to do almost anything yourself.  However, you really should leave electrical work to an electrician. Here are our top five reasons you should hire an electrician:

1.  Electricians are licensed and trained to do electrical work. They know what they are doing and how to get the job done right.  You would not have someone who is not a surgeon take out your appendix, would you?  A licensed electrician knows all electrical systems and know exactly what they are doing.

2.  Some jobs require permits, and an electrician can do this for you. If permits are required and you do the job yourself, it is hard to get the permit. Or, you may not know a permit is required and never get one. This can cause a lot of problems for you in the future, especially if you want to sell your home. You can also be fined for not having the proper permits.

3.  Electrical work can be dangerous. An electrician is trained to safely work with electricity. Electrical currents can shock you and can even cause death.  It is so important to know the proper way to deal with electricity to avoid a potentially fatal accident.

4.  An electrician will be able to work faster and more efficiently.  When you have experience doing any kind of work, the job will go much faster and much more smoothly.  Inexperience causes small mistakes that can take hours to figure out and fix. Time is money, so it makes sense to hire a professional electrician to get the job done the right way in a reasonable amount of time.

5.  Electricians guarantee their work. If you do a job yourself and something goes wrong a few months later, you will be back at square one trying to diagnose and fix the problem. Comparatively, if you hire a licensed electrician to do the job and a problem comes up, they will come out and fix it free of charge.