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5 Good Reasons to Reconsider DIY Electrical Work

electrical DIY workWhen you’re remodeling your home, it’s easy to forget that you probably need to hire an electrician too. A remodeling project requires a lot of work from you, your building contractor, and your electrician. Without the work of a licensed electrician you could end up with some big problems. Fusion Electric gives you the top five reasons you should call us the next time you need electrical help.

1. You Could Cause More Problems

Many homeowners go into it with the best intentions and try to fix things around the house. We often get called in to correct the work of DIYers like loose wires and circuits, connecting the wrong wires, or overloading your electrical panel. These could all potentially cause a lot of damage if not fixed immediately. While you may be super handy and knowledgeable about home improvement, you’ll never be as well trained as a professional electrician.

The next time you have an electrical problem, or want to add the latest and greatest gadget to your lineup of home entertainment devices, just play it safe. This is one area in your life where it pays to be cautious, sort of like insurance, and hire one of the best Kansas City electricians. Let Fusion Electric be your electrical insurance policy and keep your home and family safe.

2. Junction Boxes Can Get Covered

This is a very common problem in remodeling projects, new additions, and even new builds. Many times, without the guidance of a licensed electrician, your contractor or builder will cover up your junction boxes, which is where your wires connect to an outlet or ceiling light fixture. This is not only a pain, because you’ll have to cut a hole in your drywall to get to it again, but if you forget where it is located, and never find it, it can become a fire hazard for your home. You should never have open wires exposed behind your walls. If they get heated, or snag on insulation or wood, it could start a fire.

3. Improperly Sized Wiring

Another issue we see a lot in remodeling projects gone wrong, is wiring that isn’t sized correctly for your home’s needs. The size of your breaker will determine the type and size of wires needed in your home, but oftentimes, non-licensed electricians will go the cheap route and install whatever wire they can find for a lesser price. Or other times, they simply have no idea that wire size matters. But you end up paying later when your circuit breaker blows and you’re without power until you get a proper electrician to address the problem.

4. A Handyman Isn’t the Same Thing

We highly suggest you choose a licensed electrician over a handyman when it comes to your remodeling and building projects in the future. A handyman may be able to take care of lots of problems in your home, but that doesn’t mean he’s trained and knowledgeable on all of them. Fusion Electric’s electricians are highly trained and educated on the latest electrical procedures and codes. We will be sure to do the job right the first time, which saves you money and keeps your family safer. Isn’t that worth the peace of mind?

5. Electrical Work Can Be Dangerous

The number one reason to call a professional electrician is safety. According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) more than 30,000 non-fatal shock accidents occur every year. Your health is more important and realistically, that hospital bill will probably cost more than hiring a professional in the first place. Some smaller projects, like replacing your outlet plate are easy and cheap to do, it’s really better to leave most of the work up to a professionally licensed electrician who you can trust to get the job done right.

Call Fusion Electric at (913) 563-7975 or contact us online the next time you need electrical work done in your home.

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