5 Things Your Electrician Wishes You Knew

Everyone experiences electrical problems in their home at some point, but not everybody does a good job handling them. To address these types of problems properly, Bailey & Shipp offers some expert advice below:

Don’t Try to Be a Hero

First of all, don’t DIY electrical work. It can be extremely dangerous and requires high-level technical skills. Anything more involved than just unplugging something should be left to a qualified professional.

The internet may be empowering to aspiring do-it-yourselfers, but no how-to video or article can truly assure your safety when carrying out residential electrical repair jobs. Skipping professional services for the sake of saving money may end up costing you more than money in the end.

Avoid Immediately Turning Off Your Main Breaker 

Shutting off circuit breakers is good practice when electric issues occur, but it’s best to avoid going straight to the main switch. Instead, turn off the individual circuits first to lessen the electrical load and avoid overwhelming the overall electrical panel.

Read Electrician Reviews

Providers of hot tub wiring, aluminum wire remediation and generator installation services do not possess equal amounts of knowledge and skill. Bailey & Shipp recommends checking out reviews written by real customers on reliable platforms, such as Google, Yelp and Facebook. By so doing, you’ll be able to learn more about the competence and integrity of your prospective electrician before hiring them.

Spend Your Money on Quality

Securing the services of an experienced electrician may cost a bit more, but it’s certainly preferable to taking the risk of hiring someone who doesn’t have the requisite experience. A qualified electrical professional will not only possess the expertise to fix the problem, but also the wisdom to recommend a replacement when the issue can’t be fixed with a repair.

Choose Local

Working with an electrician from your area or somewhere nearby can save you money because distance is factored into your bill. Also, they can pull the necessary permits on your behalf to help reduce your costs.

Furthermore, local licensed residential electricians are much easier to contact if an issue with their repair or installation work arises. This is because they’re much less likely to disappear on you if they live and work in the area.

Entrust your electrical needs to Bailey & Shipp. Call us at (410) 457-3507 now to request service in Columbia, MD, or  neighboring communities.

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