Electrical Repairs Should Be Done by Licensed Electricians
There’s a lot to admire about learning DIY skills to repair and maintain your home. However, electrical repairs do not fall under this category for a few reasons:
• Risk of personal injury or death
• Risk of causing wider electrical problems or electrical fires
• Risk of legal prosecution when not using authorized electricians in San Antonio
• Insurance violations
• Risk of failed inspections when selling a property
Working with professional electricians San Antonio is the best way to ensure safe and legal electrical repairs. Here’s how you could put yourself and others at risk by performing amateur electrical repairs.
1. Injury or Death
A current of 0.007 amps passing through the body for a few seconds can kill a person. Even if not fatal, it can cause debilitating long-term injuries.
Most U.S. homes have a current of 100-200 amps provided to them through the mains. You do the math.
Performing electrical repairs is unsafe unless you’re a trained professional with the proper protective equipment. Don’t put yourself at risk: call our electricians in San Antonio for your Texas electrical services.
2. Faulty Wiring
If you try to fix a problem with your home’s electrics yourself, you risk leaving faulty wiring behind. Faulty wiring is the leading cause of electrical fires in the U.S., causing over 500 deaths per year.
It’s not always as simple as connecting wires of the same color together, whatever you might have seen on TV. Professional electricians complete over 140 hours of study and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training for a reason, and it’s not color coordination.
3. Legal Prosecution
By Texas state law, you need training and licensing to call yourself an electrician in San Antonio. Performing repairs yourself could land you in legal trouble, and not just if botched repairs cause damage to someone else’s property as a result of fire or mishaps.
Forget that your brother-in-law ‘knows a thing or two about home electrics.’ The law is unambiguous regarding the penalties for performing repairs without being a licensed electrician in Texas.
4. Insurance Violations
If your home has sustained damage (for example, by an electrical fire), your insurance company will want evidence of licensed electricians in San Antonio performing the repairs. If you cannot provide this, the provider may reject your claim.
Electrical work not covered by insurance can cost you exponentially more than the cost of hiring professional electricians in San Antonio to conduct your electrical repairs.
5. Failed Inspections
When you sell your home, the buyer will enlist an inspector to check the electrics. If your electrics fail this check, and you can’t show that the work was from a licensed professional, you could incur costs for further investigation (such as checking behind the drywall).
Unlicensed repairs could also mean you can’t sell your home. It’s simply not worth the risk.
Conclusion: Hire Professional Electricians San Antonio
Our electricians have trained to the highest standard, and we will always provide a courteous, understanding service when we fix your home electrics. The cost is negligible compared to what amateur repairs could cost you in the future. Call us today to discuss the services we can offer you.