Although we’re encouraged to do a lot of DIY, the big exception is electrical work. If you’ve got a job that involves more than changing a fuse or replacing a light bulb, you’ll almost certainly need a licensed electrician to get it done properly. That’s because work from an un-licensed electrician (or friends who say they can do the job) is not only is illegal, it will it void insurance and can leave you criminally negligent if something goes wrong. Licensed electricians know exactly what they are doing and are very good at it. It’s simply not worth the fire danger or electrocution risks to not have a professional do the job as explained on A Nation of Moms blog.
Whether you’ve got an emergency on your hands or have to schedule an installation or repair, all electricians are required to be appropriately licensed as well as have indemnity insurance. Also, if you choose to use them, they will supply you with the right government certificate to assure the work has been done correctly and safely.
Working with electricity is very dangerous, you are make sure you know what you’re doing so you don’t end up killing yourself or somebody else. Just like they say on the television commercials no line is safe to touch ever, the last thing you want to do is be working in a 200 amp service without having any knowledge about wiring a home or business. This is serious stuff and you can be seriously injured or even cause death to self for someone beside you because this power is ruthless.
Just do some basic background checking to make sure they are licensed and asked for some references so you can go and see what type of wiring they’ve done or if the past customers happy with the workmanship was provided during the new wiring installation. You will want to check with the Better Business Bureau to verify that the electrician you’re looking to hire does have a good background with customer service because it’s important in case someone goes wrong.