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Residential Electrician Colorado Springs

Electrical work is daunting. Everybody knows doing DIY electrics can be dangerous, so most people put it off. But hiring a contractor is more expensive so it’s a tough choice! Considering hiring a residential electrician Colorado Springs? Then read on.

Residential Electrician Colorado Springs
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DIY Electric Work Advantages

While we firmly believe that you should hire an expert residential electrician Colorado Springs, we recognize that DIY electric work does have advantages.

  1. Expert contractors available as soon as possible are thin on the ground. If you want to start work straight away, you can do so by doing the work yourself. There will be a learning curve where you figure out what to do, but at least you can start when you like.
  2. Safe, expert electrical work costs money. When you hire an electrician, you aren’t just paying for their time and materials. You’re paying for their expertise, safety training, and insurance. It’s cheaper to go it alone.
  3. Electrical work is safe, provided that you take the proper precautions. Turn off the circuit breaker and you won’t get shocked.
  4. Electrical work is clean. Working with wiring, you learn to keep everything neat. You aren’t painting, drilling or knocking things down. So you won’t be making a mess!
  5. You can follow a guide book. No matter what work you want to do, there will be a guide you can follow. It’s better to follow official guides or those from experts rather than anything you find online, though.

DIY work is a little easier than you might imagine, too. If you have a proper guide to follow, and you understand straightforward logic, you’ll be fine.

DIY Electric Work Disadvantages

But that doesn’t mean DIY is the best way to go. There are actually several reasons why you should avoid working on electrics yourself. These relate both to the job itself, and the safety of your family.

One big drawback is the time that DIY work takes. All projects take time, even ones that are simple. But besides that, you also have to learn how to do what you’re doing. Sometimes this will require a steep learning curve. But for an expert residential electrician, these jobs are second nature.

But the most important point is that DIY electric work is dangerous in a way that painting and decorating isn’t. When you’re working with electrics, you’re working with power. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could easily get shocked. And that doesn’t just mean a light tingle—it could mean serious injury or worse.

You can avoid this by turning the circuit breaker off. But this isn’t the main safety concern. The real danger comes from your completed work. If you’ve fudged something, cut corners, or just didn’t know what you were doing… You could cause an electrical fire down the line.

There’s a reason why residential electricians have to go through extensive safety training, and acquire proper insurance and credentials, before starting work. If they didn’t, they would put themselves and your family at risk.

And of course, not everybody is comfortable doing DIY. So even if you can, that doesn’t mean you should.

Why Hire a Residential Electrician Colorado Springs?

Residential electricians will do anything that’s to do with electrical wiring in your home. That includes:

  • General electrics. If you need your electrical panel upgrading, or if you need to run wiring to a new room, an electrician will do it for you.
  • Rewiring. Rewiring is a complex job. If your house is getting old, your wiring is getting old too. Frayed wires caught on nails or chewed by vermin can pose a fire risk. An electrician can replace some or all of your old wiring for you.
  • Lighting. Lighting makes a room. If you’re looking to upgrade or change the lighting in your room, an electrician can help you plan the change and see it through.
  • Home theater. Home theaters are easy to set up, but difficult to get exactly right. They need a combination of wiring, lighting and sound. An electrician can help you get everything right first time.
  • Security. Security isn’t something you should cut corners on. An electrician can help set up cameras, alarms and more to keep your family safe.

So, basic jobs you can consider doing yourself. But for everything else, you should hire a professional—both for their expertise and speed.

Setting up a home theater might be fine, although an electrician can wire it for you so that all the wires are hidden! But rewiring your whole home isn’t a good idea, because if you get it wrong, it’s a major risk.

Why Hire WireWorks?

Still looking for a residential electrician Colorado Springs? There are three reasons why you should consider hiring WireWorks.

Professionalism

Our professionalism is what sets us apart. We treat your home as if it were our own—with respect. We understand what your home means to you, and we will do nothing to make you uncomfortable during our work.

Not only that, but our attention to detail is vital to safety and a clean end result.

Specialization

Because there are so many contractors to choose from, it can be difficult picking one out from the crowd. Most people rely on word of mouth. But if you can’t, how can you know which company to pick?

With our specialization, we hope to be that company. All of our electricians work continuously to learn more about their profession. We also look to use the most up to date professional tools available. As a company, we specialize in home theaters, smart home tech, security and lighting. We’re comfortable working with general electrics too.

Reputation

Last but not least is our reputation. Any good local business lives or dies on its reputation with customers. With decades of experience between us, we know what kind of residential electrician Colorado Springs is looking for.

So, what do you think? If you still a residential electrician Colroado Springs, why not give us a call today? Call (719) 492-6955 for a free consultation. Or get in touch through our online contact form!

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270 Brandywine Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 492-6955

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