There are MANY things that depend on electricity to function properly. From appliances that are making our lives easier to devices that keep us connected or lights that help us see “the world” at night. All of these need a constant supply of electricity. If this supply is not provided or provided with the wrong parameters then things can go sideways.
What Can Go Wrong?
An interruption in the supply of electricity has a detrimental effect on our lives: from minor inconveniences (not being able to use a dryer when I need it) to major financial losses or even life-threatening events.
Bad Electrical Wiring will distribute the wrong amperages to everything connected. Refrigerators, dishwashers, any appliances for that matter can be ruined (their electrical motors will overcharge and go “puff”). Fuses can blow and circuit breakers will trip (they are designed to prevent dangerous electrical spikes).
A faulty wiring, in the best case scenarios, will “only” cause the lights to flicker or dim. But, in the worst case scenario, it can start a fire. If this happens when you are not home or when you are sleeping, then your house could burn down or, God forbids, somebody could die!
Why Hire A Professional Electrician?
A professional electrician is certified to handle electrical problems. He/she gets his/her certification by studying the physics behind electricity, he understands the dangers and the proper methods to fix all possible problems caused by faulty electrical systems. Above all, a certified electrician uses professional tools that are, in most cases, very expensive but worth the money.
Here are a few situations when a Pro Electrician is “handy”:
- he can identify even most hidden issues with everything electric in your house.
- he can offer you advice on fixtures or other high-quality parts/equipment that you need for a proper electrical “setup”.
- a certified electrician can properly calculate the power supply needed for all your appliances and equipment. This can save you a lot of headaches in the long run.
I’ll end the list of reasons to hire an electrician with the most important one. A professional will offer you a guarantee and he/she is liable for the work done. He will not risk doing a bad job because he can loose his license, or, in the worst-case scenarios, his freedom.
Even though electrical wiring or any other operation that involves electricity (grounding/earthing, for example) could look like an easy job, always hire a professional. Not only they know what they are doing (and don’t joke about it due to the risks involved) but they can be held accountable if anything goes wrong.
Please DO REALIZE that even the smallest issue (like a faulty electrical wiring) can have devastating consequences. Your house can burn down or, if a fire starts at night when everybody sleeps, you can loose your life or the life of one of your beloved family member. Why Risk It?? A life is worth more than all the money in the world!!