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1. Risk
When you attempt to complete electrical rewires on your own you put your health, the health of others, and your property at risk.

Completing electrical work is dangerous business. When completing electrical rewires electrocution, shock and fires could result. Items in your home also have higher voltages. The higher the voltage, the more dangerous the project.

2. Safety
Electricians are trained and complete apprenticeship hours to perfect their craft and adhere to safety protocols. They also must pass a licensing test in order to work as an electrician.

To become an electrician, an individual needs to complete 600 hours of in-class instruction covering safety, electrical circuits, and blueprint reading. Electricians will then complete on-the-job training under the supervision of a licensed electrician.”

Read more about the dangers of DIY home rewiring here.

In order to perform major electrical work, most towns require a permit. Some states also require you to be licensed for certain electrical jobs performed for a relative or in your own home. When all work is completed an inspector needs to come and check for compliance. Even if you hire a handyman without a license they might be able to sue you if they get injured on the job! How crazy is that?

We get it, you want to save as much money as possible. However, there are so many reasons why DIY home rewiring is a bad idea. At MJ Electric we bid every job fairly and our quality of work is exceptional. Call us at 612-598-0793 or visit our home rewiring page to learn more about this service we provide.