Lights don’t necessarily sound like the most intense electrical project you could take on, right? They’re just a matter of having an electrical connection that switches on and off, and it’s not like there haven’t been homeowners that have installed their own lighting. But with most other electrical cases, lighting installations are deceptively complicated.
They might seem simple from the get-go, but as you try to install your own lighting, you’ll quickly realize that you’ve set yourself up for a nightmare. Not only can this be dangerous for your personal health (electrocutions really hurt), but you could also end up with holes in your wall and wires going to nowhere that make any future electrical services in Cedar Falls, IA even worse.
When you go with a professional, as we’ll describe below, things can often be cleaner, simpler, faster, and overall just better in almost every way.
The Elephant in the Room
Let’s get this out of the way first. Yes, professional electrical service is going to be more expensive than doing it yourself.
A typical lighting install can range from a few hundred dollars to a thousand depending on how intense the lighting is and the amount of lighting that’s being installed. This might be a lot compared to DIY work which can be a quarter of the cost. But we need to factor in time, safety, and issues.
A professional will complete this job with a pretty quick turnaround, whereas DIY electrical work can take days or even weeks. If you value your time in money, that can easily add up to more than the cost of professional service.
Also, electrical work can be dangerous and run into issues depending on the type of home you have. A professional will have all the necessary safety gear and will also be able to handle whatever unique situations come their way. This is worth the extra cost.
Why Professional Lighting Is Always Better
So, if you’re deciding to go with a professional for lighting installation or other electrical service, you won’t be disappointed.
If you work a busy job, have kids, or have hobbies, you’ll understand how important it is that your home be kept clean when there’s a big project taking place. Installing lights can be messy, and if you’re doing this work yourself, you’ll likely need to clean the project up when you’re done. A professional will always keep things clean and concise when they’re working on installing or repairing any lighting in your home.
Starting on the Right Foot
Look, we know that some homeowners think they could try doing some DIY work and call a professional if it goes south, but sometimes that ends up leading to many headaches down the line.
We urge our customers to start from the beginning with the aid and advice of our professionals. We’ll give you a clear answer as to how much money this kind of work will cost, how expensive it is, and what we can do to make it work the way you want it.
At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Falls area, give us a call at the number above, email email@example.com or schedule an appointment online.