It may be tempting for homeowners to attempt to DIY their electrical projects, however, electricity is very dangerous and homeowners may make fatal mistakes if they attempt to fix projects on their own. When it comes to electrical work, here are four projects best left to the professionals.

1. Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers are the hub for all the electricity in a home. Circuit breakers can be very complicated, and mistakes in connecting the power here can lead to blown fuses or even fires.

2. Installing Outdoor Lighting

When installing outdoor lighting, it is important to make sure that the new wiring is properly threaded as well as correctly grounded for outside. A professional can ensure that this is done accurately.

3. Replacing Light Fixtures

If homeowners are trying to upgrade their lighting to higher amperage, there may be the need to attach another wire to the circuit breaker, something that should be left to a professional.

4. Adding Outlets

There are different codes that apply to outlets in certain rooms, and new outlets may also require cutting into walls—which is why it’s best to allow a professional to tackle the job.

Hiring a professional electrician can help keep your home current on electrical codes and safe for your family. To learn more about when you should leave your electrical projects to a professional, call Scott The Electrician in Kansas at 913-262-4744.