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Electricity Issues? Top 5 Reasons to Call a Pro vs. DIY

When something goes wrong with your home’s electrical system, it can be tempting to tackle the problem on your own. After all, why not at least try to save yourself some money by solving the issue yourself?

Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done—and can have some serious downsides.

Read on for a roundup of 5 reasons to hire a professional electrician if your home is in need of electrical repair work.

1. Safety

Is there anything more important than the safety of your home and its inhabitants? Every year in the United States, an estimated 51,000 home electrical fires cause just under 500 deaths and more than 1,400 injuries.

Furthermore, more than 30,000 nonfatal electrical shock accidents occur annually, while countless others go unreported.

Often to blame? Faulty wiring and other household electrical issues.

Electrical systems are complex, comprising electrical panels, wires, outlets, and more. Unless you have the right expertise, equipment, and safety training, attempting to take on an electrical issue on your own doesn’t just increase the risk of immediate complications like electrical shocks and fire, but it can also create long-term safety hazards.

2. Cost

Have you ever attempted to undertake a repair in your home only to make it worse? While this is inconvenient in all cases, it can be especially problematic with home electrical systems. Why? Because if not handled properly, small electrical issues can quickly escalate into larger, more expensive ones.

You’ll also save on tools and equipment when you hire a pro. Looking for energy savings? Professional electricians have inside information in this area, as well.

The takeaway? Attempting to handle your own electrical repairs may actually end up costing you more over the long run.

3. Time

We’ve all heard the saying, “Time is money.” Why waste your time struggling through an electrical repair when a professional electrician can do it better and faster?

4. Troubleshooting

Electrical issues don’t happen in a vacuum. Rather, they occur within the context of your entire electrical system. Oftentimes, the obvious issue turns out to be a symptom of a bigger problem. Professional electricians have the knowledge and experience to see the “big picture” in order to accurately diagnose and troubleshoot systemic issues.

5. Peace of Mind

Professional electricians are subject to rigorous training and certification requirements that guarantee they’ll meet the highest standards. Even if you can manage to fix your electrical issue on your own, it’s unlikely to be done to the level of a qualified professional electrician. This may result in ongoing issues or the need for future fixes down the road.

Do you really want to spend your time worrying about whether your DIY electric repair job is safe and/or satisfactory? Hiring a professional comes with the peace of mind that you simply will not get when you do the job yourself.

At family-owned Costas Hatzis Electric, our highly-trained electricians have extensive expertise with residential, industrial, and commercial electrical systems.

In addition to top-notch electrical work, we’re also committed to providing above-and-beyond customer service with professionalism, affordability, responsiveness, and dependability as hallmarks of our business.

In need of an electric repair or have another issue pertaining to your electric system in the greater Boston area? Give us a call or send us a message today.