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How Much Should I Attempt on My Own?

At the present time most states allow you to do whatever you want in your own home. But doing electrical work yourself is a gamble. How much are you willing to risk in order to save money? There is a reason why it takes so much training to become an electrician. Do not make a mistake by taking electricity lightly - even the smallest job could be a safety hazard. Why take a chance? Get a professional to do this work.


Also, in Connecticut, the homeowner can pull his own Electrical Permit for work in their single family home. What they do not know is that in case of damage or fire caused by their work, their homeowners insurance may not pay. Insurance usually will only pay if the work is done by a licensed Electrical Contractor. You should check with your homeowners’ insurance company.


The most dangerous time is when you tell yourself, “This is easy, I can do it myself. Why should I get an electrician?” Then when you don't remember where all those wires went, or your hair is standing straight up, you say to yourself, “Well maybe we better call someone to straighten up this mess.” Now it will cost you double what you thought you were going to save in the beginning.

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