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Five Warning Signs Of Electrical Disaster
Many people never even think of the electrical panel in their home, but without regular maintenance, this critical piece of the lifeblood of your home could all too easily cause financial ruin, or worse.
Bickimer Electric is committed to ensuring our valued customers have the information they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families. This article from our service experts lays out five warning signs in your home’s electrical panel, and what you can do to prevent it.
1. Breakers That Constantly Trip
Annoying as it may be, breakers which regularly trip can be a vital warning sign that there is a weakness in your electrical panel. As breakers are exposed to the constant surges in our Kansas electrical grid, the heat generated begins to wear them down.
Importantly, every time a breaker trips, there is a period of around 20 milliseconds during which the breaker absorbs the entire current running through the circuit. Each trip causes extensive damage to the electromagnet that triggers the breaker and reduces the load it can bear before tripping again. It’s recommended that breakers be replaced every 3-5 trips to avoid failure.
2. Scorching or Burning Around The Breakers
As the connections around the breaker begin to loosen over time, enough separation can cause electricity to arc between the breaker and the connection; this causes blackening from oxidation around the contact points, screws, and around the plastic casing. Loose or burned connections can cause a breaker to fail, allowing unrestricted current to travel through a circuit and burn out the cabling and all attached devices.
3. Flickering Televisions and Lights
Uneven distribution of power through a panel or repeated surging can cause attached televisions, monitors, and lights to flicker. Flickering can be an excellent early warning sign of severe weakening in your electrical panel.
4. Overheated Metal or Burning Plastic Smells
As electricity is passed through wires, it generates heat. The excess current and temperature in proper wiring are carried away by the ground wire, but surges generate far more heat than can be handled, and this translates to scorching. The melting plastic and overheated wiring produce very distinctive odors that should immediately be inspected by a qualified and licensed professional.
5. Federal Pacific Panels
Between the 1950s and 1980s, millions of electrical panels produced by the Federal Pacific Electrical Company were installed in homes across the nation. Decades after their installation, it was discovered that Federal Pacific falsified their testing data when seeking certification under the National Electrical Code.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a testing report which showed a shockingly high rate of failure in Federal Pacific panels.
Consequently, all Federal Pacific panels were delisted, decertified, and are recommended for replacement and destruction by all governmental and independent safety and regulatory bodies. If you have or suspect that you have a Federal Pacific panel or breakers in your home, have them inspected by a qualified and licensed service expert.
The Bickimer Difference
Through our decades of experience in the service industry, we at Bickimer Electric understand that electrical panel safety is key to preventing disastrously expensive and potentially fatal hazards in the home. That’s why we are proud to offer a 50% discount on our electrical panel safety inspections.
To take advantage of this outstanding time-limited offer, give our friendly office team a call at 913-313-6751, or book online using our handy Contact and Book Now buttons.
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What Are Four Risks With Electricity?
According to the research at NFPA, there are four significant risks when dealing with electricity: fire, direct property damage, injury, and death. Faulty Electrical Distribution and Lighting Equipment are the number one cause of direct property damage to your home (20%). Faulty electrical systems where tided for third place at causing either structural fires (10%) & personal injury (10%). Note that house fires caused by various electrical issues and fireplaces where more likely to spread beyond the room of origin! Lastly, defective electrical systems were the fourth leading cause of death (19%)! That means an average of 50,500 such fires caused 500 deaths, 1,390 injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage per year. So it’s essential to get an electrician who knows what they’re doing.
What Do Faulty Electricity Distribution & Lighting Equipment or Electrical Systems mean?
Electrical distribution and lighting equipment include installed wiring, outlets, switches, cords, plugs, power supplies, and lighting.
- It could mean your circuit breaker is old or overloaded.
- It could mean that you have overheating exposed, frayed, or pinched wiring from age or rodents.
- It could be that your outlets are hot & not grounded, near water, or overloaded.
- It could be that your electrical system is unsafe due to being outdated because electrical codes are updated every three years by the National Electric Code (NEC).
Whatever the cause of your faulty electrical system, the biggest concern at Bickimer Electric is Electrical Safety.
Which Room Of Yur House Is Most Likely To Catch Fire Due To Faulty Electrical Systems?
The most common location in your home to have a fire started by the electrical distribution or lighting equipment is first in your Bedroom (32%) then second in your Living Room (24%), and much lower on the scale is the Kitchen (1%). Actually, faulty kitchen appliances account for the number one cause of Kitchen fires. Add in the age of your home since the older the structure the less fire-resistant the building materials are as well. Once again, you have reasons why it is vital to have an electrician who knows what problems most often affect homes.
What Electrical Safety Services Are Available At Bickimer Electric?
Let our skilled electricians here at Bickimer Electric help make sure your home or business is as safe as it can be. Our expert electricians can help you with childproofing outlets, whole house surge protectors, wiring upgrades, and electrical safety inspections, just to name a few. Check at our additional services below, for your home and business!
Child Proof Outlets
Because there is no such thing as constant, uninterrupted adult supervision, childproof outlets protect your children and guests, preventing injuries and liability. Also called tamper-proof receptacles, these electrical outlets are so effective that as of 2008 the National Electrical Code (NEC) has required their installation in all new homes.
Circuit Breaker Replacement
Sufficient electrical capacity is necessary for the proper function of electrical appliances or devices on a circuit without tripping a breaker or blowing a fuse. In some cases, circuit breaker replacement may remedy overload issues without the need for an electrical panel upgrade, effectively handling electrical needs and preventing electrical fires.
For Computers or space heaters. Chances are your company can’t function without computers. To avoid tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses, Bickimer Electric can install a circuit breaker that only controls your computer systems. That means that other office electrical appliances can’t take down computers when switched on. Likewise, space heaters or any heat-generating appliances should never be run on extension cords. However, because they require so much energy, adding a dedicated circuit will prevent system overloads and fires.
Electrical Code Updates
Electrical codes are updated every three years by the National Electric Code (NEC), the national standard for safe electrical installation, to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Is your home up to the current 2020 NEC standards?
Whole-Home or Business Electrical Safety Inspection Services
Electrical issues are the largest cause of property damage in house fires across the U.S. To identify and address electrical safety issues, a thorough and professional electrical safety inspection is needed. Schedule a whole-home or business electrical safety inspection today with Bickimer Electric for a detailed, prioritized checklist of recommendations for your home.
Panel Safety Inspection Services
A licensed electrician will inspect the Panel and Meter Can removing the cover to make sure service has ground and supplemental ground and document vital information to keep your electrical system operating without hazard. If you would like to learn more, then call Bickimer Electric today. *DISCOUNT!!! NEW CUSTOMERS can take advantage of 50% OFF the price of a PANEL SAFETY INSPECTION.
GFCI Outlet Installation and Replacement
GFCI outlets are used in areas like the kitchen, bathroom, or garage where the risk of electrical shock is higher than in any other area of your home. GFCI outlets can be identified by the “test” and “reset” buttons located on the receptacle. These outlets help protect you from electrical hazards by monitoring the amount of electricity flowing in a circuit and tripping the circuit if an imbalance is detected. Once detected, the outlet stops the flow of electricity.
Whole House Surge Protector Installation
Power surges can happen in a flash, resulting from a variety of causes and ruining your expensive electronics. Protect the technology in your home from damage with the help of a whole house surge protector.
Old, outdated wiring not only poses a safety hazard in your home, but it is also keeping you from the full range of functionality from your devices you could be enjoying. Prevent a dangerous electrical fire and quit worrying about unplugging a device so you can plug in another – update your wiring with Bickimer Electric.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The lack of operational smoke detectors can allow otherwise small fires to get out of control. Put smoke detectors on all floors of your house and change the batteries regularly.
At Bickimer Electric, Customer Satisfaction is our primary goal. We achieve this by up-front, transparent communication. We believe the more you know, the happier you will be with your service. Which is why we offer Free Estimates. You will never be surprised by us because we communicate in advance our plan and fees then get your approval and input before proceeding.
We are expanding our service to support our customer satisfaction goal. Bickimer Electric has added Before and After Photos, because pictures are worth a million words. Just ask for them, and we can attach the images to your invoice. Now you are armed with more knowledge and can be more satisfied.
With today’s growing technology, why not have visual proof of work. We have the most skilled and knowledgeable licensed electrician team. We proudly stand behind our work and are licensed and insured to do any job, small or large.
The benefit of having before and after pictures not only adds to your satisfaction but to your quality assurance. Because this way, the owner and master electrician of the company, can personally review all work done. We have a double check system in place. Multiple licensed electricians are considering your job to make sure it is done entirely and safely to current codes.
Before and after photos can be helpful documentation to have in many other situations. Like with preparing your house for sale. Buyers like to see the history of the home, especially if you have made many upgrades. That adds value they can see on paper. Not all enhancements translate to the overall price of your home. However, it can make your home more desired over another house with many unknowns thus be on the market less time.
When dealing with insurance companies, they might question the integrity of the electrical system. Our invoices detail the work done, and together with the before and after photos, you would have proof of the home’s safety and security.
When dealing with other contractors or future electricians, never be sold again on the same work twice. Or if standards changes, know precisely where to start.
Memories fade and facts get hard to remember. A picture never changes. This way, you have proof of work done to remind yourself or show others. You can never have too much information about your home’s upgrades, fixes, and modifications.
In fact, we suggest you start a book or file to collect all the information you do to your home. It should contain
- the company contact information
- bill of sale or invoices
- any warranty information
- manuals if you have them.
At Bickimer Electric, our invoices describe all the work done in detail and now have the option for before and after photos.
So when you make your appointment, call today.
Ask for Before and After Pictures.
Anytime before you pay!
Prevent Injury Due To Electricity
If you search the internet, the advice to do home projects on your own is limitless. The reality is that there are video tutorials, how-to websites, and TV shows that can show you the principles of almost any home improvement project you can imagine. However, some projects call for more than a basic tutorial on the internet. While information given by DIY sources may be accurate, it can not replace a professional and the experience they bring to the table. Being in a position to tell the difference between a project you can do with virtually no experience and when to hire a professional is invaluable. When electricity is concerned, the stakes are raised. Electricity presents enormous risks to those working with it, even if they are experts. Preventing injury ought to be your goal. That said, injury prevention necessitates finding a Kansas City electrician to do electrical work on your home, rather than trying to deal with it by yourself and jeopardizing your safety.
Adverse Effects of Electricity
Working with hefty tools in tiny spaces and at extraordinary heights, add a tremendous risk to any job. A Kansas City electrician not only needs to do intense physical work at many their jobs, but they also happen to be working with incredible quantities of voltage that can harm or kill them if they are not careful. The majority of us feel over familiarized with electricity as we work with it every day, and can lose the sense of danger it presents us if unchecked. When electricity makes contact with the human body it is extremely detrimental. It can cause neurological damage, extreme burns, electrical shock leading to heart failure, can stop breathing, and result in death. Furthermore, electricity can cause explosions and fires, making the requirement for an electrician to be knowledgeable and compliant with safety regulations an absolute must.
Hard to Reach Electricity
All manual work is hazardous to some extent. There are a lot of dangers inherent to construction and building, but electricians in Kansas City are in jeopardy much of the time. The risks involved in their work come from numerous hazards, which range from the areas they do their work in, the conditions they are exposed to, as well as the inherent perils of dealing with electricity and electrical parts. Electrical wiring and parts are not always easy to reach. Depending on the job, electricians often have to stand on ladders, go into walls and ceilings, and do work in small spaces with hefty tools. It demands physical endurance, a degree of knowledge concerning how electricity and electrical parts function, and experience and skill to be able to do electrical work without hurting yourself.
Electrical Projects Equal Electrician
Any area of your home with electricity presents a possible issue for the Do-It-Yourself-Handyman. Something as small as installing light fixtures, to bigger projects like hot tub installation both demand the expertise of a Kansas City electrician. There are many codes that electricians need to work according to maintain safety standards in buildings. If your project entails cutting into sheetrock or knocking down walls, an electrician may be required to help guarantee any wiring that gets uncovered gets back to where it’s supposed to be. Some projects work with electricity directly, while others encounter it indirectly. In either case, safety should come first, and planning prior to a project is vital to avoid electrical problems. Where electricity is involved, it’s always best to hire an electrician.
Low-Risk or High-Risk: Plan, Plan, Plan
Home improvement projects differ a great deal in terms of difficulty, skill, and size. There’s absolutely no reason to be put off by getting your hands dirty as long as it won’t kill you. If your home improvement projects consist of patching up sheetrock and painting bedrooms, then, by all means, feel free to do it. If a homeowner tries a project like this and fails, little is lost. There is plenty of information on DIY networks and websites to provide sufficient guidance to those looking to do this kind of work on their own. There are plenty of other house projects, however, that connect to plumbing and electrical systems, which are necessary for daily functioning and can create an expensive mess should something go wrong. Even if your project isn’t specifically dealing with an electrical system, you’re likely to encounter some wiring or other electrical components while working. This doesn’t signify you’ll need an electrician every time, but knowing if you do in advance is crucial. Planning and understanding precisely what you may be affecting before you start a project is vital to guaranteeing success and avoiding ruining a pipe or wiring within your home.
Warranties And The Reason You Should Hire A Professional
Parts play a significant role in the total price of a project. The very last thing anyone wants is to shell out money on electrical parts that fail. Luckily, there are usually warranties on parts that last either for years or over a lifetime. However, you will find stipulations with warranties, get them honored by a company. Many companies require that a part be installed by a certified Kansas City electrician. If you do it by yourself, they may not be essential to honor the warranty. Unless a specialist has done it, a company can’t be sure that the part failure was not as a result of faulty installation.
Professional Electrician Installation
Always go through your warranty before deciding to install an electrical system or component on your own. Before you begin your DIY venture, determine if the part must be put in by a professional. Otherwise you might find out that your warranty is void. Determine whether you need a Kansas City electrician regardless of how small or big your project might seem. Whether you’re changing out your lighting or getting hot tub installation set up, find out as much as you can before beginning.
Work Outside, Consider Electricity
There are many backyard projects that require the skills of a licensed electrician. Yard projects are on many people’s minds once the promise of warmer weather starts to surface. Many ideas that homeowners have demand the help of a Kansas City electrician to see it through to completion. Probably the most common examples of projects where homeowners undervalue the level of expertise and skill needed involve hot tub installation or hot tub hook-ups. Many imagine that a hot tub can be delivered to a house and placed in, when in fact hot tubs require an in-depth understanding of electrical systems to be able to install. Even in the event that your hot tub is self-contained, which means that extra plumbing is not essential, electrical wiring is still required, and it is difficult to do on your own if you are not an electrician. Staying safe ought to always be a priority when carrying out home projects.
Some people take pleasure in the feeling of having the ability to fix up their home independently. There are people who enjoy the feeling of doing a DIY project. However, for the vast majority of homeowners, cost is the most significant issue. Saving money on labor can be a major plus. However, if you don’t do work in accordance with city codes and regulations, you might wind up paying in fines down the road. Another common issue that homeowners come across is the fact that they create more problems which require extra fixes by a professional. Not just that, but some projects are simply not safe to do without the proper experience. It doesn’t hurt to get an estimate and an expert opinion from a Kansas City electrician before beginning outdoor projects this year, and it can save you in the long run.
No Electrical DIY Projects
Many home projects can be done by a beginning handyman. However, electrical work shouldn’t fall under a DIY project. Even professional electricians in Kansas City can get hurt on the job, and that is with many years of training and certification behind them. With this in mind, it is sensible for homeowners to leave this kind of work to professionals. There is more access to home improvement advice than ever before, and as a result homeowners have been in a position to complete projects independently and save hundreds and even thousands of dollars. However, when it involves anything electrical, whether it seems basic or complex, it’s always best to go with a professional.
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Electrical Service Agreements
People always ask us if it’s essential to have regularly scheduled maintenance on their electrical system. At Bickimer Electric, your number one Kansas City electrician, we believe it is one of the most important things to have done if you are a business or home owner.
Why are service agreements Important?
The United States Comsumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) identifies small appliances plugged into inadequate or improper wiring as the largest cause of accidental electrocutions. Thus, it is very important to get to know your electrical system and identify the type of wire used to construct your network. Especially, if your home is old because many wiring practices used even 10 or 15 years ago are now considered dangerous and a fire hazard.
Many panels and breakers installed in the past are now considered obsolete (for example, the Pacific and Pushmatic Panels). As a result, they should be replaced immediately.
Your electricity runs behind the scenes to allow a great variety of modern creature comfors. Electrical type problems do not always make themselves noticeable until they finally fail. Subsequently, leading to unwanted electrical service interruption and repairs.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the leading cause of property damage in home structure fires across the US. Some insurance companies will not insure your home if you have a specific type of wire or a particular brand of electrical panel.
In conclusion, routinely having a licensed electrician check that your home, office or warehouse system is up-to-date and functioning optimally will ensure you can identify minor problems now so that you can avoid significant repairs later.
Bickimer Electric service agreement
With the Bickimer Electric SAFE HOME Contract, we will come out to your home twice a year to make sure all your electrical system components are working correctly.
- We will provide a written report each time.
- We will check your smoke detectors are operational and change the batteries (annually).
- We will test the ground fault protection in your home.
- We will check all wall fixtures, lamps and ceiling lights (no more than 10 feet) for working lightbulbs.
- We will conduct a complete panel inspection.
- You will get preferred pricing on any electrical work that needs completing.
- We waive our standard $75 trip charge.
- We will guarantee an appointment for you within 24 hours of your service request.
Call the electricians at Bickimer Electric to schedule your electrical maintenance service now.
Within our Blog titled: Navigating the NEC, we talked about how to evaluate and identify a Legitimately Licensed and Insured Electrical Contractor. Explaining to you the importance of your Electrical Company being up-to-date on the National Electrical Code (NEC). Making them able to pull permits and complete your job to code to avoid violations, fines and problems at the sell of your house.
Within this article, we want to review more important things to look for a when searching for a Licensed Electrician near you. Asking yourself these questions will help you find an Qualified and Reliable Local Electrical Contractor.
• Do they have a website with contact information? Do they have marked vehicles and uniforms?
Those are nice signs of legitimacy. You want to be able to get a hold of them. Avoid electricians who want you to contact them only through P.O.boxes, pagers and answering services. A reputable contractor should be happy to give you his permanent information. Contractors who show up in unmarked vehicles or without uniforms may be suspect.
• What do they do most often? Do they have any sub-specialties?
Compare that to what you need to be done! Know what you want before you talk to them. Does it match?
• Do they do more than just electrical work?
It is best to hire a company that ONLY does electrical work. There are many companies out there that do heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical. Stay away from those. More than likely you will be paying for something you don’t need or overpaying for the electrical work you do need. Hire the specialist. Hire the Kansas City electrician that knows about electricity.
• Do they have insurance?
Can ask for a copy. Any insurance electrician will gladly be able to provide you with proof of insurance (certificate of insurance COI).
• Look at the quality and quantity of online reviews.
Do they have GOOD Google Reviews and Facebook reviews?
• Check disciplinary boards?
Do they have NO Better Business Bureau reviews? Customer’s only left BBB reviews when they have a problem.
• Of course, if you can get a reference, then that is even better than an online review.
Maybe from a friend, relative or co-worker? Any past clients or contractors, who can tell you if the Licensed Master Electrician does good work.
• We also recommend you get three Quotes or Estimates.
At Bickimer Electric, Quotes and Estimates are Free.
• Finally, payment issues. Does the Electrician ask for Cash or Apple Pay instead of invoicing through the business?
Fraud is a problem for any contractor company. You want to make sure you pay the company, not the electrician and get a business receipt showing invoice is paid in full. If the electrician is dishonest, you will find yourself in the position where the company will have no record of the work done. Thus, will not stand behind their work.
Here at Bickimer Electric, we are a small, family owned and operated electrical repair company. We do not mind educating you on how to find the best certified Kansas electrician because we are confident we are doing everything to biuild a reputitable reputation and provide each customer with quality service. The owner, Mike, has been acknowledged by Kansas City Blog group called Blogger Local as one of the top 10 electrical companies in the area. You can trust the people at Bickimer Elecrtric.
If you want a beyond the basic Electrical Contractor for your job, then hire Bickimer Electric!
If you search the internet, the guidance to do home projects on your own is endless. Ranging from reality television to how-to websites, there is a course for almost any home improvement endeavor you will come across as a homeowner. It’s one thing to watch something in a do it yourself video, and quite another to be a pro with years of experience on your side. Being in a position to tell the difference between a project you can do with little to no experience and when to utilize a professional is invaluable. When electricity is involved, the stakes are higher. Electricity presents huge risks to those working with it, even if they are professionals. Avoiding injury should be your priority. This necessitates finding a Kansas City electrician to do electrical work on your home, instead of attempting to deal with it by yourself and jeopardizing your personal safety.
Becoming Overly Comfortable With Electricity
While there are many dangerous jobs, particularly in the world of construction, electricians in Kansas City face more hazards than most. The potential risks involved in their work come from numerous dangers, ranging from the areas they do their work in, the conditions they are subjected to, as well as the inherent risks of dealing with electricity and electrical parts. Electrical wiring and parts are not always easy to get to. Depending on the job, electricians often have to stand on ladders, go inside walls and ceilings, and do work in small spaces with hefty tools. The work is challenging. Furthermore, the knowledge of electricity and how it works held by electricians enables them to problem solve in ways that the average homeowner can not possibly do. On a near daily basis, electricians are vunerable to significant injury and even death.
Working with heavy tools in small spaces and at extraordinary heights add a tremendous risk to any job. A Kansas City electrician not only has to do intense physical work at many of their jobs, but they also happen to be handling incredible amounts of voltage that can hurt or kill them if they are not careful. The vast majority of people in the world have accessibility to electricity on a regular basis, which can make us lose touch with just how hazardous it actually is. The dangers include electrical shock, severe burns, and death. On top of that, electricity can cause fires or explosions. That’s the reason so many rigid regulations have been placed on buildings and electrical components.
Projects That Involve Electricity
Home improvement jobs differ a great deal in terms of difficulty, skill and size. Many people’s homes only call for some simple repair jobs and a few layers of paint. If a homeowner attempts a project like this and fails, little has been lost. There is a lot of information on DIY networks and websites to give adequate guidance to those looking to do this type of work on their own. Additional jobs that might be done around your home involve some of the bigger systems, such as plumbing and electricity that have a tremendous effect on your daily life, and are very difficult and expensive to fix if something should go wrong. Even if your project isn’t specifically dealing with an electrical system, you’re likely to encounter some wiring or other electrical components while working. This doesn’t mean that you’ll need an electrician every time, but knowing if you do beforehand is crucial. Planning and knowing exactly what you may be impacting before you start a project is vital to ensuring success, and avoiding ruining a pipe or wiring in your house.
Any area of your home where electricity is used presents a potential issue for the DIY handyman. The dimensions of the undertaking itself isn’t the issue. Putting in new light fixtures, getting outdoor lighting or getting hot tub installation may all require the help of a professional Kansas City electrician. Electricians must understand building codes in order to ensure proper installation and safety. If you are not aware of the regulations that keep electrical power from causing fires, explosions, injuries and deaths, it’s wise to hire a professional who does and can do the job the right way. If your project entails cutting into sheetrock or knocking down walls, an electrician may be required to help ensure any wiring that gets exposed gets back to where it’s supposed to be. Before you start a project, always look into whether it deals with electricity, whether directly or indirectly to guarantee your personal safety and the safety of your home.
Avoid Passing Up On Your Warranty
Parts play a significant role in the total price of a project. The last thing anyone wants is to shell out money on electrical parts that fail. Luckily, there are usually warranties on parts that last either for decades or over a lifetime. However, you will find stipulations with warranties in order to get them recognized by a company. One guaranteed way to nullify your warranty is to put in electrical parts yourself, instead of hiring a certified Kansas City electrician.
Warranties are not always straightforward. Know precisely what your warranty guarantees and requires prior to installing any electrical system or component. Before you start your DIY project, check to see if the part has to be put in by a professional. Otherwise you may find out that your warranty is useless. Whether or not your project is small, like adding an outlet, or significant like hot tub installation, check into whether or not you have to hire a Kansas City electrician. The very last thing you want is to wind up needing repairs or replacement and losing out on the warranty for the component you need.
Electricity In Your Yard
Everyone loves beautiful outdoor lighting and patios that are inviting and comfortable for guests. With the promise of warmer weather, countless homeowners will need the ability and knowledge of a Kansas City electrician in order to transform their yard into a comfortable place for family and visitors. Unfortunately, many think that a project will be easy enough to do by themselves without understanding all the aspects associated with a project. Hot tub installation or hot tub hook-ups are one particular illustration of projects that end up being more complex than what people think. For a hot tub to be put in correctly, you have to understand how electrical systems work, which makes the project more complicated. Even in the event that your hot tub is self contained, meaning that extra plumbing is not essential, electrical wiring is still needed, and it is difficult to do by yourself if you are not an electrician. Staying safe should always be a priority when doing home projects.
Some people enjoy the feeling of being able to fix up their home independently. The reason that many property owners do DIY improvement projects is due to money. Saving cash on labor can be a major plus. Nevertheless, if you don’t do work in accordance with city codes and regulations, you may end up paying in fines later on. Another typical issue that homeowners come across is the reality that they create more issues that require extra fixes by a professional. Not just that, but some jobs are simply not safe to do without the proper experience. It doesn’t hurt to get an estimate and an expert opinion from a Kansas City electrician prior to starting outdoor projects this year, and it can save you in the long run.
Electricity is nothing to fool around with. Many home projects can be done by a beginning handyman. But electrical work shouldn’t fall under a DIY project. With the level of danger electricians in Kansas City put themselves in everyday, in spite of the immense amount of training they go through, it makes absolutely no sense for the average homeowner to put themselves at risk. Stick to projects that present no risk to your individual well being. The rise in knowledge regarding home repair and improvement has been a wonderful thing, and many homeowners have been able to save hundreds and even thousands of dollars doing projects on their own. However, when it involves anything electrical, whether it seems fundamental or complex, it’s always best to go with a professional.
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