The Bad Things That Happen When You Attempt DIY Electrical Work

There are many DIY projects that can go wrong and leave you with a big mess or end up costing you more in the long run. But aside from these problems, DIY electrical work adds some serious hazards to the mix. When it’s time to install a ceiling fan, add surge protection, or do other electrical upgrades in Abbeville, New Iberia, or Lafayette, call a licensed electrician to ensure that the project is completed safely and that no electrical hazards are created.

3 Reasons NOT to Do Your Own Electrical Work in Abbeville, New Iberia, or Lafayette, LA

  • Injuries & Fatalities – Electricity is dangerous to work with if you don’t know EXACTLY what you are doing. Watching a YouTube video on a project is not a replacement for the years of training and experience that licensed electricians have. You could be shocked or otherwise injured while performing the task, or you could complete the task improperly, leaving others at risk of injury later on.
  • Fire – By working on your home’s electrical system on your own, you could create an improper connection or unstable electrical wiring that could cause a fire. When will the fire occur? Will your family be home? Without proper training, how can you be sure that the electrical work you’ve done isn’t a ticking time bomb for disaster?
  • Property Damage – Did you know that many insurance companies won’t cover property damages that are caused by shoddy electrical work not completed by a licensed and insured electrical contractor? Inexperienced do-it-yourselfers can melt or fry important wires, ruining appliances, or other equipment.

At Pipes & Plugs, we’ve done many electrical repairs to fix DIY electrical work and make it safe. Save yourself the time, money, and risks involved with DIY electrical work by calling our licensed electricians for electrical service in Abbeville, New Iberia, or Lafayette, LA. Electrical safety is always our number one priority.