You like to consider yourself a “Do It Yourself” kind of person. There’s that feeling of accomplishment when you’ve completed a project. Plus, the money you’ve saved by not hiring a pro. But some things really do require a professional. Like electrical projects. Here are nine reasons to consider hiring a licensed electrician.

1. Safety first

Mess up with some types of projects, and all they will cost you is time and money. But with electrical work, you are literally playing with your life. There are more than 4,000 non-fatal electrocutions every year in the U.S. And children account for 20% of all electrical injuries. So, as you can see, working with electricity is extremely dangerous without the skill, not to mention the training and tools.

2. Added cost

Sure, you think you can save some money by performing electrical repairs and electrical installations yourself. But make a mistake on a project such as electrical wiring, and (in addition to the safety reasons) you’ll end up calling a professional electrical contractor, and it will just end up costing you more.

3. Training and certification

Electrical contractors in Illinois must be licensed. Earning that license requires education, on the job training and certification. Because they have that certification, you can be assured that the electricians coming into your house know what they are doing.

4. The right tools

Electrical projects are highly specialized and present safety hazards. Because of that, they require the right tools. Experienced electricians have those tools, in addition to the knowledge of how to use them.

5. Knowledge of the rules

All municipalities have their own unique codes which must be adhered to. Electricians are required to know all those codes.

6. Saving money

Because of their knowledge, professional electricians can help you save money by doing things such as installing energy-efficient light bulbs.

7. Insurance

Even with the right experience and tools, all electrical jobs carry some degree of risk.  That is why electricians are insured. That includes insurance to cover any damage caused, and insurance in case the electrician is injured on the job.

8. Troubleshooting

Often, the obvious part of the problem is only a small part of the problem. Trained electricians can troubleshoot and identify major electrical issues that down the road can create both major damage and danger.

9. Peace of mind

Finally, knowing the job is done right will not keep you up at night wondering if something did or will go wrong.

Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric’s Electricians Can Give You Peace of Mind

Ravinia Plumbing’s licensed electricians have the skills necessary to safely and effectively execute any of your electrical projects, no matter the size or complexity. We’ve been in business since 1928 (that’s 95 years!), and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable HVAC, plumbing, drain and sewer and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your home’s electrical system.