It is common for homeowners and business owners to resort to the cheapest option when handling their properties. While it can be understood as practicality is always being considered, when safety comes into play, the cost is not the only thing to think through.
Keeping the property electrically sound should be prioritized. Hiring an unlicensed electrician or a handyman to do the electrical remodeling of the property may cost less but is not recommended. Here are some reasons why we should consider hiring licensed electricians:
It frees us from stress.
It removes us a lot of burden when we don’t have to think about the liability for anything unexpected to happen. A licensed electrical contractor is responsible for their electricians. When hiring them, our property is also insured. They will be held accountable for our property. In general, hiring a licensed contractor gives us peace of mind. Peace of mind may come with a price but it is definitely worth it.
There is an issued electrical permit and the electrical wiring is done according to the building code.
Building codes exist for a reason. It adds to the safety and to the sense of well-being in a home or an office. All licensed electricians are required to take continuing professional trainings to be updated with the code and electrical safety issues.
Hiring unlicensed electricians to do the job can be dangerous. Electrical safety is being compromised when we are not certain if everything including the necessary safety equipment are properly installed.
It adds to the value of the property.
When the property is to be sold, the owner has the electrical permit to show to potential buyers. It would reassure them that the property is well-maintained and electrically safe. The property is more valuable compared to other properties who were not rewired by professional electricians.