When it comes to having electrical work done in your home, there’s a reason we recommend only trusting the work to the pros. We understand that it may seem more convenient to try and complete electrical installations and other types of wiring jobs on your own, but not only will you be sacrificing your time and effort to do so, but your safety as well.
Professional installation is also the best way to ensure that the installation job is done correctly, and that your risk of Florence, KY electrical repair needs later on down the line is reduced. Keep reading to learn what can, and often does, go wrong with amateur electrical installations.
Something as simple as staple placement can cause serious damage to your electrical wires. If the staples are driven in too tightly, securing the wiring to the beam or stud where it is installed, it can cause the wire to break down. This not only will render any electrical appliances and fixtures attached to that wiring useless, but it creates a dangerous fire hazard.
Wrong Size Wiring
This is a factor that many homeowners don’t even consider. But, if your wiring is too thin, it will carry more current than it was designed to withstand. Typically, the thicker your wires are, the more current they can safely carry. Just like poor staple placement, this can also create a fire hazard.
If your wires feel warm when in use (or the switch or wall where the wires exist feel warm when you’re using the related appliance or fixture) then it may very well be a sizing issue.
If left uncovered and unprotected, your wiring can easily become damaged due to weather conditions, and any sort of tampering—even if unintentional. The most common case of this we see among homeowners is the case of an uncovered electrical panel or power box located on the outside of their property.
Not only is this a safety risk, but you could find yourself with a whole-home power outage, too—not something you want to deal with any time of year let alone the winter when you need your heater!
Safe wiring jobs require tight electrical connections. Without this, your system may suffer from arcing and overheating, which leads to fires and injury. Our experienced electricians can accurately choose a connector that fits the wires.
Building Code Violations
This may be one of the biggest reasons to hire a professional for your electrical installations. Our professionally trained, certified, and experienced electricians know the building codes for the communities we serve, and are licensed to serve those communities. This means that you won’t be in for any unexpected surprises (fines, instructions to have electrical problems fixed) when you go to sell your home in the future.
In addition to this, professionals will always know what components are needed for specific electrical installations, and will have the right tools and parts on hand to get the job done right, and done quickly. This saves you time and effort, and gives you a peace of mind!
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