What makes you an avid DIYer- cost? Time? Maybe you like things done your way, but if you like things done the right way the first time, hire a licensed professional electrician for all your electrical needs. You trust a doctor to fix your medical needs, a banker to handle your money, so don’t treat your electricity as anything less.

Hiring an electrical contractor is overall smarter and safer, but there are several other reasons why you should always leave it to the professionals.

They come with a warranty.

Does your DIY plan include free do-overs? If not, then choose a licensed professional electrician. In the rare case that you still have problems after your electrical services have been provided, a licensed professional will stand behind their work and fix it under certain warranties. They are also required by the state to do so.

They’re insured.

Anytime a professional steps foot onto your property, they pose a potential threat. If you hire just any contractor, and not one who is specifically licensed, if they become injured on your property, things could get ugly.

Insurance can also cover your property if it gets damaged during electrical services. Whether you choose an unlicensed electrician, or do-it-yourself, neither of these options comes with insurance. Instead you’ll just be faced with more money, more problems.

They’re highly trained.

You care about your home, so when it needs fixing, fix it the right way. Licensed electricians are highly skilled so that they know exactly what to fix and how to fix it right. They can advise you about the best methods and provide tips for future use that include best installation practices and materials.

They save you power and money.

Your utility bills are high enough. Don’t risk overspending another penny without hiring a licensed professional electrician. By recommending the most energy efficient materials, and providing the most effective services, these professionals will save your power, and therefor your money.

They keep you safe.

Electricity is not something to be trifled with. For the sake of your home and your family, hiring a licensed professional electrician could make all the difference for your safety. Licensed professionals will know the right protocols and safety precautions to protect your home and your loved ones.

Everyone loves a good DIY project; no one loves the frustration that comes with troubleshooting, missing materials, and the common do-over. In the end, that DIY project you thought would save you money, ends up costing twice as much when you have to do it a second time.

Don’t get caught up in the frustration when it comes to your electricity, and don’t be fooled by unlicensed “professionals”. Instead, hire only licensed professional electricians, who are certified and licensed by the state, to take care of all your electricity woes the first time. Your wallet and your home will thank you.

At Bratcher Electric, our highly skilled and experienced electricians handle a wide application of electrical services including home wiring services, surge protection, electrical code upgrades, generators and much more! We offer residential and commercial electrical services throughout Michigan and are locally owned and operated for over 60 years. Call us today to learn more about how we can help your home or business! Financing available.