Hiring an unlicensed electrician or general “handyman” to do electrical work in your home could leave you in the dark— or worse. Sure, the price may be right, at first, but the risks are great – including short circuits, damage to appliances, fire hazards, not to mention the risks related to an unlicensed worker getting injured on your property!
Home upgrades are exciting. New floors! New countertops! New … electrical panel?
When you own a home, there are many times when doing the job yourself can save you some money instead of hiring the project out. That said, it’s important to remember that you don’t want to do a job bigger than you can handle.
Even though we don’t see the leaves change here in Southwest Florida– and let’s be real, the temperature either— the seasons are soon changing. This usually signifies that it’s time to start seasonal maintenance work to your home and yard, not to mention the impending busy holiday season. Southwest Florida Electric, along with the Electrical Safety Foundation want to remind you to keep electrical safety in mind as you make your way through your Fall to-do list. Here are some great tips to keep in mind.
Compared to the various decisions that need to be made when building a new home, electrical outlet locations may be treated as a small (and possibly forgettable) detail. However, the detail won’t seem so small once you’re in your new home and realize the placement of your electrical outlets doesn’t work well with your furniture plan, or worse, there aren’t enough to meet your needs.