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4 Reasons to Never Attempt a DIY Home Electrical Project

Does your electrical system need an upgrade or repair? Here 4 reasons why you should ALWAYS invest in the services of a Calgary electrician instead of attempting to do it yourself. 

An electrical system upgrade or repair can be a complex, challenging, and dangerous task. However, there are times when it is necessary and in such a case, there are many benefits of opting to work with a Calgary electrician, instead of attempting to do it yourself. 

Some of the advantages include: 

  • Lower risk of injury and increased home safety 
  • More efficient use of electricity
  • Greater convenience 
  • Enhanced home resale value 

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Attempt a DIY Electrical Panel Upgrade

Electricity powers our lives and makes them more convenient, but it is also VERY dangerous to work with. This is why it is never recommended to attempt a DIY electrical panel repair or upgrade. For your safety, and the safety of your loved ones and home, never try this at home without the help of a licensed electrician. 

Some of the reasons why include: 

  • DIY wiring is often never up to code
  • Without the right expertise, you can overlook common dangers that increase the risk of home fires and electric shocks 
  • Your home insurance might not approve 
  • It can cause issues with potential buyers when the time comes to sell your home 

Want to perform a DIY electric panel upgrade? Consider this: The integrity of your home’s electrical system is very important when it comes to  keeping your family safe. You simply cannot skim or cut corners when it comes to electrical repairs and expect to stay protected. 

Does My System Need an Upgrade? 5 Signs to Watch Out For 

Your electrical system is made up of an electrical panel, meter, and circuit breaker box - all of which determine how much power is coming into your home, and how efficiently and safely that electricity is being distributed.

A licensed electrician can provide you with professional advice, service, repair and/or replacement of your electrical panel and circuit breakers. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to call in a professional: 

  1. Your circuit breakers are tripping.This occurs when your home energy exceeds the capacity of your current electrical panel.

  2. Your breakers don’t remain reset. If you reset the breaker, but it doesn’t stay reset, or it doesn’t restore power, chances are there’s a problem with your electrical panel.

  3. Damaged wiring. If your wiring is beginning to deteriorate and you see lights flickering, experience shocks when touching appliances, or sense a burning smell, then you call an electrician immediately. 

  4. You have a fused-based electrical system. If you have an old home, it may have a fuse-based electrical system. These are outdated and considered unsafe and you should have them replaced by a professional electrician.

  5. Warning signs of electrical fire: Wires going into your electrical panel may reach the point where they could ignite themselves. If you observe or smell signs of a fire, you should contact your residential electrician straight away.

Our Calgary Electricians Keep Your Home and Family Safe

If you are having trouble with your electrical system at home, we can help! We have the experience and equipment to repair or upgrade your system quickly, to restore safety to your home. To find out more, visit our office at PO Box 218, Chestermere PO, Chestermere, AB, T1X 1K8.Alternatively, you can call us 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

Alternatively, you can call us at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.


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