The Importance Of Professional Electrical Services In Your Home

Professional Electrical Services

Ensuring the safety, reliability, and return on investment (ROI) of your home’s electrical system is of utmost importance. This article will delve into the benefits of hiring certified, licensed, and bonded residential electricians for any and all electrical work in your home, and the risks associated with DIY electrical work. We will also discuss negative and positive statistics related to both DIY and professional electrical services.


Electrical work is inherently dangerous, and improper handling of electrical systems can lead to severe injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), there were 1,900 injuries and 166 fatalities due to electrical injuries in 2020. Hiring a certified, licensed, and bonded electrician ensures that the work is done according to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and local regulations, significantly reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.


Professional electricians have the knowledge and experience to perform electrical work correctly and efficiently. This not only ensures that your electrical system functions properly but also reduces the likelihood of future issues, such as electrical fires, power outages, and equipment failure. In contrast, DIY electrical work can lead to improper installations, which can cause long-term reliability issues and potentially void warranties on electrical equipment.

Return on Investment (ROI):

Investing in professional electrical services can provide a significant ROI. A well-maintained and properly functioning electrical system can increase the value of your home, as potential buyers are more likely to be interested in a property with a safe and reliable electrical system. Additionally, professional electricians can help identify and implement energy-efficient solutions, which can result in long-term cost savings on your energy bills.

Risks of DIY Electrical Work:

DIY electrical work can be tempting due to the perceived cost savings, but it comes with several risks. These include:
  1. Electrical fires: Improperly installed or maintained electrical systems can lead to electrical fires, which can cause significant property damage and endanger lives.
  2. Electrical shock: DIY electrical work can result in accidental contact with live wires, leading to severe injuries or even death.
  3. Code violations: DIY electrical work may not meet local building codes and regulations, potentially leading to fines, legal issues, and difficulty selling your home in the future.
  4. Insurance issues: Many insurance companies may not cover damages resulting from DIY electrical work, leaving you financially responsible for any accidents or damages.

Negative Statistics:

  1. According to the ESFI, electrical fires caused $1.3 billion in property damage in 2020.
  2. A study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) found that electrical distribution and lighting equipment were the third leading cause of home structure fires between 2014 and 2018.
  3. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electrical outlets are involved in more than 5,300 fires and 40 deaths each year.

Positive Statistics:

  1. A survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that 91% of homebuyers considered a home’s electrical system “essential” or “desirable.”
  2. A study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that homes with properly installed and maintained electrical systems can save up to 30% on energy costs compared to homes with outdated or poorly maintained systems.
  3. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save up to $1,000 per year on energy costs by implementing energy-efficient upgrades, many of which can be performed by a professional electrician.


Hiring certified, licensed, and bonded residential electricians for any and all electrical work in your home is crucial for ensuring safety, reliability, and a strong ROI. DIY electrical work can lead to dangerous situations, code violations, and potential insurance issues, while professional electrical services can provide peace of mind, a well-functioning electrical system, and long-term cost savings.
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Written by: Jared M. Sewell