Have you ever felt what it’s like to get shocked by an electrical current? Whether it was through an outlet, a wire, or something else—trust me—it’s no fun. If it was a mild electric shock, it might have stunned you and made you feel like you had a little sliver wriggling around your finger. But a stronger electrical shock feels way worse—like all the times you banged your funny bone, except all at once in one spot.

The Cost of DIY

Wiring your own electrical is nothing to play around with, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. Just imagine a cartoon character that gets his finger stuck in electricity, is stuck rigid in a position for a few seconds, and comes out frazzled with smoke lifting off the top of his head. It’s like that, except in real life. Ouch! Even if you kind of know what you’re doing, gambling on your rudimentary understanding of electrical wiring is nothing to take lightly. Sure, paying someone else to wire your stuff might seem like a waste of money, but in the long run, it’s worth it. For example, music is a big part of my life so every time I get a new car, the first thing that happens is a new stereo system gets put in. At first, I’d find any friend who claimed he could wire it for me and get him to do it. But after blowing a few speakers and finding myself pulling over on the side of the road with a smoking trunk because my amp had blown, I knew it was nothing to mess around with. Electrical wiring—whether it’s for a car, home, appliance, or something else—is best left to the professionals who know what they are doing. Not only will that prevent you or the amatuer electrician from getting hurt, it will protect the things hooked up to electricity from getting shocked, fried, and turning into a useless paperweight. Just think about all the things you’ll be running off of that electricity. You don’t want to end up throwing them in the garbage can, right? But don’t get shocked with the sticker price of a professional electrician. Most of them charge what they want for doing the same job, so make sure you shop around first. Avoid getting sucked into seemingly sweet deals that are really low too. Some electricians start off with a base cost but additional fees quickly add up so by the end, you’re paying well over what you expected. That’s why I always go with someone I trust.   My Electrician has been a certified contractor since 2000 and serves Southern Florida’s Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches area, from Vero Beach to West Palm Beach. They quote repair costs UP FRONT and IN FULL so you’re never shocked by electrical prices. And the best part is, they guarantee their work – parts AND labor – for 2 full years. Don’t get shocked with electrical prices. Get competitive pricing so you can stay lit.