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Electrical  /  July 12, 2021

Why You Should Hire a Certified Electrician

Why You Should Hire a Certified Electrician

The Electrical Safety Authority is responsible for maintaining quality and efficiency within the industry. Certified electricians are proven representatives of Ontario building standards. However, the ESA certification is only one reason to trust a licensed electrician in Vaughan with your home electrical needs. 

Too many people believe DIY is an option for electrical repair, but that is a tremendous mistake with potentially deadly consequences. Before you decide to tackle an electrical problem yourself, consider the top five reasons you should always call a licensed electrician.

1. Safety

Electricity is a dangerous medium even for those with adequate training. A novice homeowner puts themselves, their family, and their home at risk every time they decide to perform DIY fixes without proper experience or knowledge. 

Without the appropriate equipment, a DIYer risks shock or electrocution. However, worse than the potential for self-harm is the potential for house fires and death. If a repair is not performed correctly, it remains a significant risk, meaning a licensed electrician should be called in to fix the fix.

2. Education and Certification

All licensed and certified electricians must undergo education and certification requirements. They learn the essentials of safety, equipment, and procedures for handling electricity and its components.

The training is often completed through a trade school or apprenticeship program where the professional receives hands-on experience. During these programs, the future professional is given increasing responsibility for specific tasks and electrical repairs, allowing them to gain the necessary experience safely with a knowledgeable mentor. If you do not have the same qualifications, do not attempt to work on your home’s electrical.

3. Full Assessment and Inspection

It is not uncommon for an electrician to be called to a job expecting to repair one thing but quickly realizing the reason for the call is only a symptom of a larger issue. Unfortunately, homeowners do not possess the necessary wherewithal to spot a larger issue, often focusing on the minor problem while neglecting the more important problem.

When an electrician arrives at your house, they will assess the claims, but they will also look for any other possible explanations for your problem. The inspection they perform means they potentially leave your home risk and hazard-free.

4. Cost

If a homeowner is experiencing an outlet with intermittent power, they will probably think the outlet is faulty. At this point, the individual stops exploring alternative causes and decides on the “cheapest” repair possible, replacing the outlet.

Unfortunately, the repair does not fix the problem. In the drive to complete the tasks cheaply, the homeowner decides to change other components along the line, leading to wall damage and a still broken outlet.

By the time the homeowner calls in an electrician, they spent more than double what the professional would have cost, to begin with. More often than not, hiring a licensed electrician is cheaper and safer than trying to do the job yourself.

5. Peace of Mind

Because an electrician assesses the entire electrical system, a homeowner will have peace of mind with the complete repair. When a novice performs a job, it can often lead to doubt and fear of misplaced wiring. A professional provides confidence with the job, a trusted face for the safety of your whole family.

Do not attempt DIY fixes. Instead, contact electrical repair services. A professional can always provide a better repair than someone with little to no experience. While DIY has a place for crafting and other projects, when it comes to your home essential systems, always opt for a licensed professional. If you need a qualified electrician, do not hesitate to contact Handyman Connection. All the professionals using the platform have experience and expertise with a trusted track record.

*All electrical work is subcontracted to ECRA/ESA Licensed Electrical Contractors

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