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What You Need to Know About DIY Electrical Projects

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to immediately spot an electrical issue. Any good handyman will tell you that they can fix it themselves without a problem. Unfortunately, there is a problem. Handymen are not qualified to handle electrical work. Electricians have to undergo years of extensive training and certification processes to obtain his or her license. Sure, a license may seem like a piece of paper, but that paper is something that can save your life. At John Nugent & Sons in Northern Virginia, we strongly advise against making your electrical repairs a do-it-yourself project. Below, we’ll list the reasons why.

You Risk Getting Shocked

Your home houses tons of electricity. Without knowing how to test for electrical currents, your risk of getting shocked soars through the roof. The last thing you need is to get electrocuted while you’re attempting to tackle a honey-do list.

You need a licensed electrician in Northern Virginia to handle the job. Whether you think you have a short or it’s time to upgrade your breaker box, there’s no sense in you getting hurt. Your electrician can have your system repaired in just a few short hours without costing you an arm and a leg. Electrocution is serious, and it can result in life-threatening injuries. Don’t put yourself at risk to save a few bucks. Let our team at John Nugent & Sons handle it for you.

You Could Start a Fire

It only takes one spark to start an electrical fire. If you have exposed wires in your home or something seems to be overheating, you need to step away from your electrical system and contact an electrician immediately. With the DIY craze in full swing, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos and think you can take care of things yourself. Sure, YouTube is helpful in some cases. Unfortunately, DIY electrical work isn’t a niche you should rely on YouTube tutorials for. You need a skilled electrician to assess your electrical system and help you make educated choices for your repair work.

You May Need a Permit

Some electrical projects require you to obtain a permit. If you don’t have an electrical license, there’s no way you’ll be given a permit. Performing these jobs without a permit can result in hefty fines and even jail time. If your electrical repair or installation requires you to have a permit, contact the experts at John Nugent & Sons for help.

Safety First with John Nugent & Sons

Whether you’re a pro at changing out the ceiling fan or not isn’t important. You need a professional to handle the tough work around your home or office to ensure your loved ones and employees remain safe. Call us now to schedule an appointment for rock-solid electrical repairs in Northern Virginia. When your electrical system is in top-notch condition in a timely manner, you’ll be glad you made that decision—703-291-1926!

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