Whatever the size of a project, there are certain tasks that you should leave to professionals. If you need to install a TV antenna at your new house or install new wiring during a renovation, you need to hire a professional electrician for the job. Here are the reasons you should always seek help from a professional electrician for tasks involving electricity.

Personal Safety

If you need anything done with the electricity, even a simple task like changing out a light switch, you need to hire a professional electrician. Working with electricity is dangerous and, if you don’t know what you are doing, you can accidentally electrocute yourself. A professional will know the safety precautions they need to take when doing electrical work, and they can get it done faster than most non-professionals.

Correctly Done

Have you ever performed a simple task only to have it fail and need to be redone? If you don’t know what you are doing when working with electricity, you need to hire an electrician so the job is done correctly. They will do it right the first time because they have been trained and licenced in working with electrical wiring. Having the job done properly will save you time, money and frustration.

Meet Local Codes

Not only should you hire an electrician to make sure the task is done correctly, but the completed work needs to meet local codes. Electrical codes can change, and an electrician in North Territory will be aware of any updates to local electrical codes and will do tasks correctly to meet those codes. If your home is inspected and any electrical work has been found that isn’t up to code, it will need to be fixed, which could cause delays. You could also lose money if you are trying to sell your house.

Meets Warranties

Sometimes when you do electrical work on your own home, the warranty for your appliances can be invalidated if something goes wrong and it causes damage to your refrigerator, washer, dryer or air conditioning system. However, if a professional electrician works on your home and it results in damage to any of your electric appliances or electronics, then the warranties should still be valid and your home insurance will usually pay to replace those items.

Avoid Fines

The law allows you to change light bulbs and battery operated appliances like smoke detectors, but it prohibits non-professionals from working on anything involving their home’s electricity. If you are caught doing any electrical work in your home, you can be fined up to $100,000 in some areas of the country and face jail time as well. Avoid penalties by hiring a licenced electrician any time you need electrical work done in your home.

If you need any electrical work done in your home, even simple tasks like installing a ceiling fan or a new light, you need to hire a professional electrician. They are licenced to work with electricity and will do the work efficiently.