While you may think it would a great idea to save a couple of dollars by doing your own electrical work, it's not worth the risk.
While you may think it would a great idea to save a couple of dollars by doing your own electrical work, it’s not worth the risk.
It’s always best to get a licensed contractor to do any electrical work.
Stop and ask yourself – is it worth risking your life or that of a loved one? Not only is it breaking the law, but you could also jeopardize your insurance.
Even when you think you know what you are doing, never attempt to do your own electrical work. It’s dangerous, illegal and worst of all, it can be fatal.
Major property damage from an electrical fire is also a real risk which can impose considerable financial, emotional and social costs, especially if it was the result of illegal electrical work, which may lead to an insurer refusing a claim.
A person who performs electrical work in California must have an electrical work license authorizing the work. Licensed electricians workers are required by law to ensure electrical work that is performed in accordance with requirements and any applicable codes of practice and technical standards.
Businesses which provide electrical work services for others in California must have an electrical contractor license (the actual electrical work may be done by one of the contractor’s licensed electrician).
Licensed electrical contractors are required to meet specific insurance requirements with a consumer protection component.