Do you have an electrical update or change you want to make to your home? Do you need your home to be evaluated for electrical safety? Give us a call us for all of your electrical needs, and let our licensed electricians do the dangerous, dirty work!

We know the feeling: doing things ourselves saves money! We get it.

When it comes to electrical work, though, there aren’t a lot of projects that are DIY. It can actually be quite dangerous to do electrical things yourself. But why do you need a licensed electrician? For one, hiring an electrician can actually save you money. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Electrical Malfunctions

According to FEMA, more than 81,000 house fires were attributed to electrical malfunctions in 2014 alone. That’s a lot of fires! To avoid being a part of the annual $11.6 billion dollars lost due to house fires, ensure your home’s electrical wiring is properly set up and maintained. For peace of mind and a lot less money than it takes to repair a fire-damaged home, hire a licensed electrician.

2. Permits

In Clearwater, where Theta Electric is located, residents are required to obtain a permit for: “Replacement, alteration, addition to or deletion from any electrical, plumbing (including fixture relocation) or air-conditioning system. (This applies to work inside or outside of the building on the property).” (City of Clearwater.) While somewhat of a nuisance, a permit ensures that an expert will review your plans and spot mistakes before you get to work.

Not sure if you need a permit in your city? Check out the State of Florida’s website here. If you live in another state, visit your state’s website for permitting regulations. However, hiring a licensed electrician will ensure that your permits are correctly filed and that the work is done safely.

3. More Complicated Jobs

These are the things we highly recommend you hire a professional for:

a. Installing ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), USB ports, and outlets.

b. Installing outdoor electrical work.

c. Updating, adding, or changing light fixtures.

d. Updating or upgrading circuit breakers.

4. Wasted Time

Like they say, time is money. You can read books and watch all the YouTube tutorials you want, but you may end up spending days on a project that should only take a couple hours. Even then, you may still get it wrong. You might install something improperly, creating a fire hazard, or injure yourself in the process, incurring some medical bills to boot. Avoid all of these troubles and save your precious time and money.

Do you have an electrical update or change you want to make to your home? Do you need your home to be evaluated for electrical safety? Contact us today for all of your electrical needs, and let our licensed electricians do the dangerous, dirty work!

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