In these challenging economic times, sometimes our first impulse is to save money. One way, we attempt to save is by doing it ourselves. While that’s commendable and, in some cases, beneficial, as a master electrician, my advice to homeowners is DON’T.
According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 43,900 reported U.S. home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2005-2009. These fires resulted in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in direct property damage. While the intent of this article is not to frighten you, it is to warn you that unless you know what you’re doing, repairing or installing electrical wiring in your home is not such a good idea, and it’s best left to the professionals.
Pyramid Electric, LLC is a locally owned choice with qualified master electricians who have more than 55 years of combined experience in both residential and commercial dwellings. Whomever you choose, we suggest licensed and insured professionals who have the experience and knowledge to evaluate your electricial problems that can ultimately save you time, money and maybe even your life!
Pyramid Electric is one choice that provides free estimates on new construction, service upgrades, remodeling, additions, fire restoration, troubleshooting, city code violations, appliance outlets, lights outlets and much more, and our rates are reasonable and our response time is exceptional.
Some of the major projects they’ve worked on in the recent years include Bishop’s Creek apartments on 32nd and Hampton; Heart and Hope Apartments on King Dr and Port Washington; a total renovation of Highland Park apartments (formerly Calahan Court) on 17th and Highland; new single family homes on 22 and Burleigh; in addition to many small remodels, exterior lights and fixing things for people like “that old circuit breaker that keeps tripping in the kitchen!”
So while your inclination might be to try to fix that circuit breaker, install a new ceiling fan or upgrade your home’s wiring system, before you undertake this ‘do-it-yourself’ project, give a professional a call to ensure that the work is up to code and your family is safe.