3 Common Misconceptions About Electricians & Their Work

Even today when information is available literally at your fingertips and a quick Google search can answer almost any question, there are still a lot of people that have outdated ideas about licensed residential electricians that simply aren’t true. To combat this misinformation, here your friends at Bailey & Shipp debunk three of the most common myths about electricians and the work that they do. 

Myth #1: Most General Contractors Can Do What Electricians Do

Even minor construction projects like a kitchen or bathroom remodel will probably require some kind of electrical work. To save money, sometimes homeowners won’t hire an electrician; instead. they leave the work to general contractors.

While it’s true that most general contractors have a working understanding of residential electrical repair work, it’s always a good idea to leave this sort of work to the pros.

Myth #2: Electricians Will Destroy Your Walls

While it’s true that an electrician has to check behind your walls during a rewiring project, tearing them down completely almost never happens. Skilled, experienced electricians will always do their best to minimize any kind of wall or interior damage, so this is something that you don’t need to worry about. 

Myth #3: The Work Is Easy

Unfortunately, a lot of people still think this is true, and feel that hiring an electrician simply isn’t worth the extra cost. Electricians undergo rigorous training and often conduct their work in difficult environments. You should also keep in mind that the work can be very dangerous, and there’s always the risk of sustaining an electric shock.

From generator installation services to wire remediation and everything in between, when it comes to electrical work, put your trust in the experts over at Bailey & Shipp. If you’re a home or business owner in Columbia, MD, or the surrounding areas, feel free to give us a call at (410) 457-3507 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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