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Why You Need an Electrician

Have you ever said to yourself, “I bet I can fix that?” then it turns out you did something horribly wrong? When you are considering whether you can fix electrical outlets, wiring or install a new fuse box for your house, think again. You need an electrician. There is no way that with no prior knowledge of electricity besides the four AA batteries you just bought at Walgreens that you could complete the job that stands before you.

Doing a job wrong and then having to fix it later can cost you more money than if you hired someone to do it right the first time. When dealing with something that can kill you, like electricity, don’t you think you should hire someone who knows what they’re doing? When installing the simplest electrical component, a light bulb, people still make mistakes. Most incandescent light bases are intended for 60 watt light bulbs which it will state the rating on the base. Typically if you put over a 100 watt light bulb in the base then it will overheat and possibly cause a fire. Don’t cause a fire.

To make wire connections, never under any circumstance, just wrap the wires around each other to make a connection. This is just inviting an electrical fire into your home. Any wiring you use must be rated for the connections you are making. If you are installing a new outlet to your circuit breaker and the wire is only rated for 15 amps but your breaker or fuse is rated for 20 amps you are going to have problems. If the numbers do not match then do not use them, period.

Do you see why you would need an electrician to wire your home or fix electrical problems you have? This is a very small list out of all the possible problems you could have with electrical circuits in your home. You should probably call experts to take care of the electricity in your home.Below is a video of the worst example of DIY ever, a wife and her husband rewire their bathroom. The hairdryer ends up acting as the main light switch for the bathroom.

Let go of that “I bet I can fix this” mentality and leave your electrical work to the pro’s. JP Electrical will save you time and money! Contact us for your residential electric services. Give us a call at (801) 386-7331.

1 Comment

  1. Frank Miller on December 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Being certified electricians as well, we’ve seen our own share of horror stories. We understand the DIY types (we like to tinker as well), but the article said it very well – “When dealing with something that can kill you, like electricity, don’t you think you should hire someone who knows what they’re doing?”

    We try to remind people that there is a reason why we as electricians dedicate decades to learning our craft – it’s not as easy or simple as it looks. Hire a professional, it’s worth every penny to have the job done right.

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