The popularity of home improvement and real estate shows on cable TV has driven the recent increase in homeowners wanting to Do-It-Yourself, or DIY. While doing it yourself is a great idea for some home improvement projects, others should be left to professionals. That’s the case for most electrical work. Because of safety and code restrictions, it’s strongly recommended that you call a pro for electrical repairs and installations. In this post, we’ll discuss three specific repairs you might consider doing yourself – but you should call The Bosworth Company instead.
CHANGING A BREAKER
The job of changing a breaker may be common, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The problem with this, or any electrical DIY, is that one misstep could prove disastrous. When live wires are involved, a small mistake could be a major fire hazard and put you, your family, and your home in danger. Don’t risk it. Call a licensed electrician.
REPLACING AN OUTLET
Similarly, replacing an outlet may seem doable, but this is not recommended for an amateur. Poorly installed or faulty electrical outlets are common causes of electrical fires. Just like with a circuit breaker, a small error in wiring could lead to a dangerous situation such as a fire or electrocution. Get a licensed electrician to help you out.
How many experts does it take to screw in a lightbulb? When it comes to changing a bulb – yes, that’s something you should be able to do at home. But if you’re talking about light fixtures (including the wiring), beware. Home improvement shows on TV can make it seem easy, but again, is it really worth the risk of something going wrong? If you’re looking to install a new light fixture, leave it to the pros.
WORTH THE CALL
The Bosworth Company built its reputation in plumbing and HVAC – but our services include a team of fully certified electricians. We can cater to any of your electrical needs, especially the ones you shouldn’t try on your own. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.