In this era of YouTube instruction videos and renovation home shows on TV, the urge to handle household repairs with roll-up-your-sleeves DIY gusto is strong. But beware the idea that you can handle all jobs yourself.
For certain aspects of repairing or servicing domestic infrastructure, it makes way more sense to hire a professional. A building’s electrical system is definitely one such area that requires real expertise. And hiring an emergency electrician is especially important if there is a power outage or hazardous outlet or connection issue.
Here are ten good reasons why you should resist the call of the DIY and always consult a qualified electrical service provider such as Mister Sparky of Conway, SC when it comes to installing, upgrading or repairing any type of wiring or electrical connection:
1. Safety First
Electrical current can be dangerous at the best of times. A professional will ensure that your family or business remains safe during and after repairs or upgrades. An emergency electrician will have a keen sense of how to direct occupants in the event of a serious problem. Investigating shorts or dead outlets on your own is just not worth it in terms of risk. Older systems can be volatile and newer systems complicated. Safe servicing of any kind requires the knowledge and experience of someone who understand the system in its entirety.
2. Expertise Matters
Professional electrical technicians are highly trained and must continually re-qualify for certifications that allow them to legally operate. In Conway, SC, hiring a maintenance or emergency electrician from Mister Sparky® of Myrtle Beach means hiring a wealth of technical information and experience along with them. Not to mention the collective knowledge of the entire team. Some home repairs are fine for DIY or hardware store solutions; most tasks involving electrical systems are not.
3. Less Mess
Each professional service and emergency electrician on the Mister Sparky team comes equipped to work without leaving a huge mess behind. From covering footwear with sterile booties to sweeping up debris after making holes in walls, a professional technician will never add to the stress of an invasive repair by leaving a mess behind.
4. The Best Tools
Professional service and emergency electricians come equipped with the specialized tools needed to safely conduct electrical repairs and upgrades. From pliers and wire strippers to fish tapes for working around live circuits, conduit benders, laser measuring devices, circuit finders, and voltage meters and testers – you won’t find this gear lying around the average garage. Not only are professional technicians well equipped, they the skills needed to use their tools efficiently and safely.
5. 24/7 Emergency Electrician
In the event of a short circuit or localized power outage, an emergency electrician may be required. The Mister Sparky team is available 24/7 for true emergencies. Dispatchers can assess the situation and send an emergency electrician to run diagnostics and repair the problem, all the while keeping your family and property safe from personal injury or damage. This is particularly important in older homes with wiring that may not have the capacity for the loads that a modern household demands. Electrical fires are no joke – if you suspect an antiquated system may be putting your home and family at risk, don’t hesitate to call in an expert.
6. Less Costly in the Long Run
Because a professional electrician knows what they are doing and have experience with diverse scenarios, quotations for required work should be precise and accurate. And if a DIY or under-qualified technician hasn’t made matters worse by fumbling around or jerry-rigging a temporary solution, a pro will be able fix the problem efficiently and quickly. This can save property owners big bucks in the long run. It’s a false economy to attempt repairs on potentially dangerous and complicated infrastructure such as domestic electrical systems with the know-how to do them correctly and safely.
7. Local Knowledge
A big advantage of working with an electrical repair service such as Mister Sparky of Myrtle Beach is that they are likely to understand the idiosyncrasies of local infrastructure. Familiarity with the power grid can come in handy for trouble shooting. And knowing the power companies and their personnel can also be useful as repairs get underway.
8. Code Compliance
The National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) state that every home electrical system needs annual service. When accidents happen and repairs are needed, they must often to conform to local building codes and by-laws. Some insurance companies require inspection of repaired systems. A professional electrician or service provider will be able to provide or help with advice and documentation as required.
Generators are a popular device for back-up power in the case of emergencies and power outages, or as source for extra household power to run certain tools. But they are also commonly used for construction, film production, agriculture and remote events. They should always be serviced or repaired by a professional electrician.
10. Repairs Are Guaranteed
Working with a certified professional service or emergency electrician such as the technicians at Mister Sparky provides the peace of mind that comes with guaranteed workmanship. If something goes wrong with newly installed, upgraded or serviced equipment with a certain time frame, they can fix the problem free of charge. This is a far cry from the “grin and hope for the best” guarantee of DIY repairs.
If you’re looking for a service or emergency electrician in the Conway, SC area, Mister Sparky® of Myrtle Beach can help. Call now to learn more about their comprehensive menu of services, including installation and upgrades, routine maintenance and repairs, generator maintenance and 24/7 emergency service.