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If you’re having electrical issues in your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home, it can be tempting to address the problem on your own. Your electrical system should never be a do-it-yourself project. Here are three top reasons to leave electrical work to the professionals:

Causing a Fire

A house fire is one of the most debilitating events a person can deal with, and about 51,000 of these accidents happen every year due to electrical issues. Defective repairs are the leading cause of those electrical issues.

When you attempt to do your own electrical work, you may end up with naked wires or dangerous setups in which too much power may be going through a single outlet. Anything that increases the likelihood of a short circuit creates a risk of fire. These dangers may even stay hidden for years until finally causing damage in your home.

Doing Illegal Electrical Repairs

North Carolina has legal standards for electrical systems in homes to guarantee residents’ safety. While inspectors might not show up at your home every year, inspections will happen every time you try to sell a property. If that property’s electrical system isn’t up to code, you may have to pay fines no matter how small your DIY repairs may have been.

Risking Electrocution

Electrocution is the most common danger of electrical work. While being subjected to mild electrocution is somewhat common in electrical work, higher voltages can lead to some truly debilitating results (like long term muscle and nerve damage) or death. The electrical system on a large appliance is much more dangerous to work with since large appliances typically operate using much higher voltages. Only electrical professionals will have the know-how to avoid dangerous electrocutions.

Now that you know why it’s better to hire professionals to take care of your home electrical system, it’s time to find a professional to fix the issues in your home. At Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc., our electrical experts can handle everything from repair to installation of a new outlet or electrical system. Contact us today at 910-216-9394 to get started.

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