It’s impossible to imagine modern domestic life in Aberdeen, NC without home light fixtures. Whether you’re remodeling an old home or need light fixtures in a newly built one, installing them is essential work. While you may feel some temptation to try this on your own, there are many compelling reasons to trust a pro instead.
1. Permits and Inspections
The first and most decisive thing to think about when contemplating DIY lighting installation is its legality, which varies from state to state and area to area. In North Carolina, it is technically legal to do your own electrical work without an electrician’s license. However, you may only do such work in the home where you live, you must obtain the proper permits for the work and you must adhere to building code regulations and agree to be subject to inspections.
Unless you happen to be an electrician yourself, it’s unlikely that you’re familiar with the legal technicalities of the North Carolina Building Code. Therefore, if you try to do your own electrical work, the chances are high that you’ll miss something, fail an inspection and incur a fine or other penalty.
Handling any kind of electrical equipment always carries significant risks with it. Unless you know what you’re doing installing lighting and are extremely careful, there will always be a chance that you might inadvertently electrocute yourself. Besides the danger to your own safety, there’s also a chance that you might connect something improperly, blow a fuse or otherwise damage your entire electrical system.
3. Better Long-Run Results
Asking for professional assistance — whether you need electrical work or HVAC services — is always wise for one simple reason: Professional work will almost always produce better results than that of amateurs. Your lights will look better and hang more securely. Moreover, because the risk of the kinds of electrical damage alluded to above is lower when you call the pros, you’ll actually have money in the long run if you leave the job to the people with the requisite experience and skills.
Your home’s light fixtures are important — too important to leave in the hands of amateurs. Call Sandhills Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical in Aberdeen, NC, and our trained electricians will provide you with all of the electrical services you need.
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