Sometimes we try so hard to be self-sufficient that we don’t take enough time to consider what projects we shouldn’t do ourselves. And when it comes to electrical work, even the simplest mistake can lead to electrical damage to your devices, electrocution, or even cause a fire. Make sure you leave these dangerous home repairs to professionals.
Whether your home is old or new, modifying or replacing the electrical wiring in your home can be extremely dangerous. Wiring your home incorrectly could have serious consequences, like fire damage, or a failed inspection when you sell your home. It’s just not worth the risk and could wind up costing you a lot of money to correct. The best and safest option here is to ask a licensed electrician to upgrade or replace your home’s wiring.
Electrical Panel Work
Keeping up with new technology can require electrical panel upgrades. It’s your electrical panel’s job to stop electricity from overloading and destroying the wiring in your home. As you continue to bring more electronics into your home, your electrical panel may not be able to keep up. This can result in tripped circuit breakers and can even pose a fire hazard. The difference between a repair vs. a replacement is both difficult to determine and install for any DIYer. Count on your local electrician for advice and service about upgrading your electrical panel.
Circuit Installation and Updates
If your family is constantly arguing over who gets to use the only open plug in a room, chances are your circuits need to be upgraded. Having breakers that frequently trip or cut power means that your circuits don’t have enough electrical capacity. This is not only frustrating; it could prove costly if you work from home and rely on office electronics to remain up and running. Cathey Electric can expand your home’s electrical capacity to meet your growing demand.
As simple as it may seem, ceiling and exhaust fan installation is a meticulous and potentially dangerous process. Wiring is always dangerous to handle, but even minor mistakes can cause problems later. A gap between your ceiling and fan can lead to a constant vibrating noise. Exhaust vents that are not properly sealed can release fumes back into your home and promote mold growth. And installing the wrong unit for your home or current wiring system can be a huge safety issue.
Electrical Service Upgrade
Increasing your home’s electrical service could be the key to powering all your electronics and appliances without interruption. Upgrading your electrical service, wiring and/or circuit panel can help reduce and, in many cases, eliminate tripping circuit breakers, flickering lights and address the power demands of the entire family. Contact a licensed electrician to coordinate this upgrade with your electrical service provider.
Aside from the safety hazards posed by DIY electrical home improvements, you should also consider the variables of professional installation and repair. Small errors may not be obvious initially but can eventually lead to significant damage and greater expense later. The experienced electrical professionals at Cathey Electric are equipped with the latest tools, experience, and expert knowledge to ensure your electrical work is done right, the first time.