We know that you’re pretty handy. You probably can hang a picture, and it might even be perfectly level, or able to tighten the cover on your outlet. Yet, there are numerous electrical jobs that shouldn’t be a DIY project. Here’s where you should draw the line and consult an electrical professional for these projects:


The first sign that you should steer clear of an electrical DIY project is if rewiring is involved. Rewiring is difficult because it requires making sure the connections are safe and secure. Loose or poor connections and frayed connectors can all cause rewiring fiascos. Depending on if the wiring already has existing damage, it’s always best to let a professional handle rewiring job.

Installing new circuits

If you want to rewire a new addition or add a plugin, it’s best to consult an electrician. Installing new circuits can be dangerous. There are numerous steps you have to take to make sure that you will not suffer from electrical shock.

Tweaking your breaker box

Breaker boxes are where a majority of your wiring resides, which means that there are more chances for mistakes. Breaker boxes are complex and require a well-thought-out plan of attack. This is why it’s essential that an electrician installs and fixes anything pertaining to your breaker box.

Making electrical fixes to your home can be dangerous. Not only is there a risk of electrical shock, but you might also further damage your home by improperly wiring something which later causes an electrical fire. Keep yourself and your home safe and consult the professionals on your next electrical project. Save yourself some time and energy and forego an electrical DIY.