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Doing DIY for your electrical work can seem like an attractive option, because it is all under your control, it has flexible timing, and it is often cheaper. However, there are still some reasons why you should consider hiring a professional electrician instead. For one thing, the professional electrician will do work that passes the inspections on the first try, which is much faster than if you did it yourself. They also do safer work in general because they know all of the latest regulations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Electrical work usually involves permits and inspectors, for which an experienced electrician is required.
  • No matter how much you think you know how to do electrical work, there will still be a lot of critical things that you don’t know.
  • Electrocution was listed as #6 on a list of reasons for workplace fatalities, so any mistake you make doing a DIY electrical job can kill you.

“Despite this, even the more experienced DIY electrician may reach the point when they feel like it’s time to call in a professional”

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