Electrician, Annapolis MD, Electrical Repair
Written by Stu Kushner

When Do-It-Yourself Becomes DON’T Do-It-Yourself

According to the American Housing Survey, homeowners spent a whopping $383 billion on home improvements in 2017. While many projects can be done by homeowners with a little information and access to the right YouTube video, there are jobs that should be left to the experts and that includes most electrical projects. 

The electrical system is the very heart of your home. Every light, appliance, electronic device, heating and/or AC unit depends on electricity to provide the modern conveniences today’s homeowners expect. Trusting an amateur to install or maintain your home’s electrical system is like asking a car mechanic to do open heart surgery. While there are many home improvement projects that owners can do themselves, knowing when to call in the experts will save time and money.

“It was just a small repair.” There’s an old saying, “the devil is in the details” and that goes for electrical repairs as well. If small repairs are done incorrectly, like a crossed wire or an  incorrectly installed outlet, any number of seemingly simple repairs can balloon into major repairs with a major expense.

“Please use proper precautions.” Professional electricians understand how important proper safety procedures are when working with electricity. Non-professionals may be tempted to skip certain procedures to save time or money. The results can be devastating or tragic.

“Guard Your Health” Most injuries related to home repairs happen because of carelessness. Electric shock, electrocution, and heart attacks are just a few of the injuries that can occur if you’re not familiar with the entire electrical system in your home. If you fail to turn off a power sources or touch an exposed wire, it could cost you a lot more than the services of a professional electrician.

There are few things more satisfying than a job well done, but there are some jobs you should leave to the experts. JM Mullen’s electricians are licensed professionals who understand the technology, code and zoning requirements, and the safety procedures for any electrical project. Call us today or go online to schedule a free consultation. Quality work is guaranteed.