Whether you need a ceiling fan installed or an outlet replaced, it can be tempting to try to do it by yourself. Many homeowners are handy, and while there are a lot of home improvement projects that are DIY, any type of electrical work is not. When you have a home improvement project that involves your home's electrical system, it is always in your best interest to hire a licensed electrician who is highly experienced in all aspects of residential electrical work. There are a number of reasons for you to hire a licensed electrician, such as:


One of the very top reasons to hire an electrician when you need any type of electrical work done is safety. A residential electrical system is very complex, and if you attempt to do any type of electrical work when you don't know what you are doing, it can be very dangerous. The last thing that you want is to suffer a very serious, or even fatal, accident, due to electrocution. An electrician will know how to complete your project in a completely safe manner. In addition, having electrical work done by a professional lowers the risk of faulty wiring that could lead to a house fire. 

Up to Code

There are many different residential building codes, and the codes associated with the electrical system are very strict. If you want to ensure that your next electrical project is completed according to local building codes, you need to hire a licensed electrician. If you try to complete an electrical project yourself and it is not up to code, you can have a very difficult time selling your home in the future. It's not worth the risk of having faulty electrical work in your home. You are much better off investing in the services of an electrician.

Save Money

Many homeowners attempt to take on electrical projects on their own in order to try to save money. However, in many cases, the DIY approach can actually cost you money in the long run. If you make any mistakes during your DIY electrical work, you will have to spend money to have your errors fixed. It is usually cheaper to just hire an electrician in the first place instead of paying more to have your errors repaired. You also won't have to worry about paying to have an electrical project redone because it was not completed up to code.