Although it’s tempting to want to save money by learning to handle your own electrical work, installing new fixtures or tweaking existing wiring without the help of a professional could end up costing far more than it could save.

Amateur electrical work can result in serious injury, for one; even for a professional, it’s never a bad idea to be overcautious when it comes to electricity. In addition, following local electrical code and assuming accountability for malfunctions are the responsibilities of the installer. Any work that doesn’t pass inspection must be redone, and insurance companies will likely deny an injury or damage claim as a result of faulty DIY electrical work.

To learn more, see the full article here: Risks of DIY Electrical Work.