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DIY Or Hire A Professional Electrician? Here’s What You Should Know

Here at Electric Concepts, we have seen thousands of people try to decide whether to DIY or hire a professional electrician. When it comes to all things electric, we know what we’re talking about. We have helped countless customers decide when to DIY and when to hire an electrician with the knowledge and experience to make sure the job gets done right. 

It may not sound like the biggest deal in the world. “What’s the worst that could happen?” you might think. Well, deciding whether to DIY or hire a professional electrician is about far more than saving a few bucks. It’s a matter of safety or knowing your limits. More often, it’s also about finding the best use of your time. 

How Many Monkeys Does It Really Take?

Trusting Yourself With The Basics

We don’t mean to scare people out of DIY work. Yes, it’s important to remember safety and keep in mind that quality is at stake. But the electricians here at Electric Concepts often see people avoid even the simplest maintenance. 

Electric Concepts serves a wide circumference around the Montgomery, AL area. We’d be more than happy to come help you with any manner of lighting and electrical work. At the same time, we want our customers to save money. We’re also happy to teach a few tricks of the trade if it means helping you reset the breaker. 

We serve everyone, from the most rural and residential areas to the tallest office buildings in downtown Montgomery. More than getting your business today, however, we wish to serve you for life. That means helping you save time and money at every turn. 

A Second Opinion Never Hurt

Lighting design is one of our specialties here at Electric Concepts. Furthermore, this company was founded on creativity and vision. That our technical expertise is equaled only by our eye for design and layout separates us from other electricians. 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with designing your own lighting and overall electrical layout. We have seen more than plenty of households, offices, or conference halls with utterly gorgeous designs. At the same time, it’s highly doubtful that any of these homes or buildings would have suffered for another opinion. 

And it’s far more likely that these designs had the aid of a professional eye. Many people think, “Oh, it’s just lighting. How hard can it be?” Or they say, “What’s there to think about? Lights are lights.” 

We should never underestimate the effect that lighting has on our mood and thoughts. The most underwhelming interior designs can be brought to life with the right lighting. It has the power to transform the space you inhabit. Electric Concepts specializes in creating joy and inspiration with our lighting design. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to bring your space to life. 

Yes, You Should Hire A Professional

When it comes to electrical maintenance and repair, the biggest concern is safety. We want our customers to know their way around the electrical panel. Far more so, we want our customers to avoid harm at all costs. 

There are many situations that appear relatively harmless to the untrained eye but, in reality, are very dangerous. 

Dealing with multiple wires is always risky. If you’re asking yourself whether to use a surge protector, counting voltages, or using gloves, it’s likely that you’re putting yourself at risk. Here are just a few risks of DIY electrical work:

  • Electrocution
  • Fire hazards
  • Code violations
  • Permit requirements
  • Poor cost control
  • Improper labeling
  • Using the wrong tools or materials

The above list only scratches the surface of risks. The fact is, when it comes to electrical work, those who choose to DIY tend to overestimate their skills. It simply isn’t worth it. 

Here at Electric Concepts, we think there’s a time and place for do-it-yourself. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t reset the breaker yourself. But handling electrical work without deep knowledge and experience is far too risky. Everyone wants to save money. But understanding your limits can be the difference between life and death. 

Learn More About Electric Concepts’ Lighting Design And Installation Team 

We can’t all be experts on everything. When it comes to electrical work, knowing when to call a professional electrician is crucial to you, your family’s, or your tenants’ safety. At the same time, getting a second opinion on matters of lighting and general electrical design can be far more beneficial than you may think. When you need help with maintenance, repairs, installation, or design, reach out to the professionals here at Electric Concepts for a consultation. 

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