Are you an avid DIYer? Have you read The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electrical Repair? Have you been watching videos on YouTube on how to rewire your kitchen? Maybe you have a friend that is competent when it comes to electrical work, or a friend of a friend has recommended someone who would do the job at a reduced price.
Whatever the circumstances, we have four compelling reasons why you should hire a licensed electrician from the get-go and save time, money, aggravation, and possibly your life.
- Time. Our time is precious and impossible to get back. You can study up on electrical work all you’d like, but it takes years for a journeyman to become a master electrician, and even then, they need to stay up-to-date by taking courses to keep their license. If you hire an unlicensed electrician, you’re wasting even more time. The job may take longer than promised, or if done incorrectly, a licensed electrician may need to start from scratch, undoing the prior work.
- Cost. Are you really saving money by hiring an unlicensed electrician? Probably not. Get it done right the first time and you won’t have to worry about paying for the same work twice. Some things are worth doing right, and electrical work is one of them.
- Frustration. Homeowners can only take so much. When the worker you hired is late (if they even show up), leaves early, takes longer than expected (even when they were sure they’d be done in ‘x’ amount of time), uses cheap materials or makes mistakes, you’ll wish you had invested in a licensed and insured company that can be held accountable for their work.
- Safety. This may be the most important reason to go with a company that you can trust. Electrical work is dangerous. If something goes wrong, there’s no one to blame but yourself. Should shoddy work lead to a house fire, your insurance may not cover you if they find you used an unlicensed electrician. It’s just not worth the risk.
When electrical work needs to be performed, do yourself a favor and call a professional. You need a company that stands behind its work, is licensed and insured, and offers a warranty. Save yourself the trouble that comes with hiring a jack-of-all-trades.
If you need help, call your friends at Milton Electric at 410-276-3420. Our electricians are licensed and bonded, specializing in both residential and commercial work. Whether you need help with the simple installation of a ceiling fan or the entire wiring of a new home, Milton Electric has the experience and background to complete the job.