Why should you hire an electrician versus doing it yourself?

Well, for some the answer is obvious, for others, not so much. In Wilmington, everyone thinks that they can take on a job and do it themselves. We run into those clients all the time and almost always end up fixing their messes for them.

One assumption a lot of people make is that they can save money by doing the job themselves instead of hiring a professional electrician – and as many have found out too late, this assumption is incorrect.

A professional can almost always get the job done in much less time than it would take you to do it. Especially if you value your time, this can amount to significant savings. More to the point, a professional electrician will get the job done right the first time, saving you the cost of doing things twice or spending time and money trying to do it yourself and still having to call an electrician to fix an improperly completed project.

For example, with many homeowners, flickering lights can be a common scenario. However, this can be due to a poor connection somewhere in the circuit. It can mean the main wire connection problems. If it happens often, there is no other way to solve it than to call the professionals.

How many non-specialists know where to start by looking at a circuit or even owning a circuit tester?

If you feel like you are ready for a new bathroom and need wiring done or you want to update what you have there are many ideas that you should run through. A plan is great, but it should always be put down on paper, so your contractor knows exactly what you are looking for also.

We did a job in Spring that resulted in 5 hours of just running wire. 5 Hours! However, there are so many things that can be done to give your bathroom a new look from adding a television, notebook stand to adding in electronic shower stalls.

That’s right!

Electronic shower stall.
Before you start on hiring someone though, for example like us, you need to establish how much the job you are hiring him to do should cost. For small tasks, this can be found out about online whereas, for larger, more complicated tasks, you should get a few quotes from other electricians in your area.

Once you have established the fair market rate for the work you are looking to get done, you should then request a quote from your electrician of choice. Provided the quote is a reasonable one, you should also get it in writing so that you can shop it around or hold your hired electrician to it. And make sure they’re licensed and registered!

There are many dangers in working with electricity if you choose to go that route. If you don’t understand 110volts vs. 220, you need to hire a professional, licensed electrician in the Wilmington North Carolina

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