Electrical Work – Should You Really Take a DIY Approach?

Electrical Work – Should You Really Take a DIY Approach?

When it comes to tackling projects at home, many SE Michigan homeowners take pride in doing it themselves.  That said, what about electrical work?  While you may think it is a simple problem and that you have the tools & know-how to save some money, you may want to reconsider as electrical wiring, or other issues result in devastation – or even death.

What Are the Risks Involved With DIY Electrical Work?

Serious injury or even death.  This is not meant to be a scare tactic, but electricity is a dangerous element to work with if you are not a skilled and experienced electrician, regardless of how simple you think the task is.  Those licensed to work with electrical components spend countless hours regarding education and the safety factor.


Fire.  Unstable wiring systems and improper connections result in hundreds of electrical fires each year, and fires cause extensive property damage, injury, or even death.  Our Ann Arbor licensed electricians are highly capable and well versed in the National Fire Protection Agency’s code book.


Property damage.  Whether you are dealing with a refrigerator or other appliance or equipment, the majority of insurance companies will not cover damage caused by electrical work performed by someone who is not insured and licensed.  Working on wiring located inside the walls or doing other projects that result in melting or “fried” wires is not worth the risk, not to mention the potential danger.


Sure, those DIY projects that turn out well give you a sense or pride – and who does not want to save money when possible?  The fact is, an electrical project may seem easy to accomplish but if you do not know exactly what you are doing it can turn disastrous.


Before you tackle an electrical issue yourself, give the licensed Ann Arbor electricians at Haley Mechanical a call.  We are happy to answer your questions, provide advice, and service when you need it.

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