Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know that DIY electrical work is a bad idea. We went over a couple of the risks of DIY electrical work, including electrocution and electrical fires. The following is a list from our electrician in Cincinnati, OH of a couple more risks that could come from doing your own electrical work:

  • Future repairs – If you manage to complete your project without electrocuting yourself or setting your house one fire, chances are, you haven’t really repaired anything. In most cases of DIY electrical work, the fix is just temporary, and the problem will just get worse over time, which will leave you with an even more expensive repair on your hands. In this case, not only will you be out for whatever you spent on your tools for the work you’ve completed, but you now will also have to pay for hiring a professional!
  • Building permit and code violations – In almost every community, you are required to have a building permit in order to legally complete any kind of electrical work. This is in place, because it will  ensure that all work is completed according to both safety and building codes.

As you can see, attempting to do electrical work on your own is not only dangerous, but it can also lead to expensive repairs and fines. The moral of the story is that it is always better to get it done right the first time by hiring a licensed electrician.