Some homeowners enjoy working on their homes. They love DIY projects because they want to save money and they enjoy the work. However, there are some jobs that are too delicate and too risky to DIY. In today’s article, Handyman Connection® of Orange County, a home maintenance expert, discusses electrical jobs that you shouldn’t DIY.
Electrical wiring has to be done right or else. Faulty wiring is a fire hazard and unfortunately, many people who try to DIY this job fail. All rewiring work must meet code and it must be done by people who have the latest certifications. It is illegal to DIY this project and doing can bring a significant penalty to yourself and it can void your insurance policy.
Dedicated Circuit Installation
Dedicated circuits allow you to use your high wattage appliances safely. Dedicated circuits are used for microwaves, televisions, refrigerators and more. This job is not DIY-friendly because it takes wiring and outlet installation knowledge to complete this job correctly. One mistake and you might shock yourself and waste a lot of money.
Electrical Panel Work
The electrical panel is the brain of your home’s electrical system because it maintains and controls the amount of current in your home and where that current goes. It’s important to become familiar with your home’s electrical panel because this will make it easy for you to shut off power during an emergency. However, messing with the breakers can screw up the electricity in your entire house. If your electrical panel needs fixing, then you need to call a professional electrician to do the job for you.
You can rely on Handyman Connection of Orange County for all of your electrical needs. Each of our craftsmen has over a decade of experience and they have all undergone rigorous background checks. In addition to our electrical services, we also offer carpentry, remodeling, home maintenance and more. We’re confident in our work which is why we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Call us at (714) 288-0077 to learn more about our services. You can also contact us here.