While many things around our homes are fairly easy to fix with a keen eye and a steady hand, electrical is fairly often not one of those things. While there are some dangers involved with carpentry or plumbing, there’s a far cry between changing a faucet and rewiring your basement. “What could possibly go wrong?” you might say to yourself. We hate to be negative, but… a lot.
Electrical Shock: First of all, you can get shocked or electrocuted. We’re not here to argue the dictionary meaning and differences between these terms. What it means is a lot of pain, and can quite possibly be fatal. Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water, and water is a great conductor. Don’t give electricity the chance to use you to get to where it’s going. Netco professional electrical technicians are trained to know the safest way to do each job. Leave it to us.
Fire: We’ve all heard the stories of faulty wires causing fires. For a DIYer trying to do electrical work, one false move can cause a lot of trouble. And unlike electrical shock, a faulty wire can sit benignly for months before it causes trouble, luring the DIYer into a false sense of security. Do not leave it to chance. Netco’s electricians understand how it all fits together and can help keep your family safe.
Inspections: There’s a good chance that DIY electrical work will not be done up to regulatory snuff, so to speak. And while that might not seem like a big deal, and that you can hide the work behind the walls and under the stairs, the risks outweigh the benefits. Failure to follow code is not only dangerous, but it can also result in large fines for you if it’s ever found out and can cause issues if you ever decide to sell your home.
At the end of the day, we need to look at each job we’re going to do and decide what the risks and benefits are. In the case of DIY electrical work, the risks far outweigh the benefits. If you have electrical work that needs to be done in your home, leave it to the professionals and call Netco.