The Dangers of Rewiring Your Business Without Professional Help

Electrical work is an endeavor that should not be taken lightly. Even if you’re familiar with the worlds of wiring and electrical panels, seeking out a professional can save you time, money, and even your life.

Rewiring, especially for large-scale commercial operations, requires special knowledge, skills, and safety precautions. The sheer load demands of most businesses make any kind of DIY work something that simply isn’t worth the risk. 

Business and homes will always have ongoing electrical needs, but every project is indeed not the same. For business owners, it’s essential to hire a licensed and reputable electrician with experience working in commercial buildings, as they will have completed:

  • A four-year apprenticeship program

  • At least one year of formal hands-on training

  • Location-specific exams to receive their license

Homes and businesses have different electrical needs and power loads, as the activities that happen in offices, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and hotels tend to be hard on electrical systems and use different equipment and wiring processes.

With that in mind, here are 5 reasons why it’s important to hire the best electrician when rewiring your business instead of doing it yourself. 

Safety

DIY electrical work isn’t like painting or flooring. When there’s power involved, there is always the risk that you might get shocked, even if you think you know what you’re doing. 

Electricity is dangerous, and since any errors may result in injury or death, handling it should be done by professionals. This way, you’re not only reducing the risk of fire and shock now, but also limiting the chance of there being long-term safety hazards due to improper wiring. Licensed professionals will make sure that the work that’s getting done is up to the local and federal building code standards in your area. 

Electrical hazards cause over 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries each year. Just remember that safety is never something to play around with. Ensure that everyone at your business is looked after and taken care of by not taking unnecessary risks with your power. 

Time and experience

You can read books and watch YouTube videos and certainly learn a great deal of what goes into rewiring a business, but it takes years for a journeyman to become a master electrician. Even then, they need to stay up-to-date by continuously taking courses to maintain their license. 

A licensed professional can get work done in a timely manner. This will rectify your electrical issues much faster and prevent you from being exposed to future dangers. 

If you hire someone that’s unlicensed or elect to do it yourself, the project may take much longer than it needs to. Get the job done right the first time, so you won’t have the worry about problems in the future. 

When seeking out an electrician, verify that their business is licensed and insured. You can find this out simply by asking to see the license. If they are hesitant to show it to you, then that is a huge red flag. You want to hire someone you trust and who knows what they’re doing.

Cost

Is going it alone really going to save you money? Not if the job isn’t done right.

You may think that a DIY option is more cost-effective, but it’s likely you’ll end up paying more than you would a contractor. If something is done incorrectly the first time, you may have to hire a licensed electrician anyway to start the entire job from scratch. 

Why take the risk? Request an estimate today

Troubleshooting

It’s not uncommon for a business to have a reported problem, only for a licensed electrician to discover that the issue is just one symptom of a much larger problem. 

Only someone with experience with the appropriate problem-solving skills can perform the necessary troubleshooting that can diagnose the real crux of an electrical issue and set forward with identifying and fixing it with care and know-how. 

A licensed professional will have the skills needed to handle the specifics without any outside assistance. The last thing you want is to hire someone to rewire your commercial property who has only basic electrical knowledge. You’ll need someone who has ample experience working with the extensive wiring and heavy-duty electrical systems typically found in these locations. 

Professionalism

A licensed pro takes pride in their work, their career, and every job they perform. It’s not their first rodeo, and they won’t be wasting hours looking up reference materials on their phone while delaying the job and halting progress. Their communication skills will make the entire process easier for you, while written estimates and working contracts will give you the peace of mind to push forward towards completion. 

Businesses like yours are a crucial part of their clientele. They will listen to your needs, have your goals in mind, and will give suggestions and recommendations that are relevant and well-informed thanks to years of experience. 

Having an expert rewire your electrical system will extend its lifetime, help prevent future problems, and keep your business running smoothly so you can focus on what’s important. Call the experts and get the job done faster and more effectively. 
Don’t go it alone! Pacman Electric can help with any and all of your business’ electrical needs. Contact us today or request an estimate here.

Chris Pacchioli