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Avoid Fraudulent Electrical Work: Hire a Professional

Many people pride themselves on their ability to find deals and save money on goods and services. These people also take great pride in being the DIY type, fixing problems themselves in order to learn something new, impress themselves and others, as well as save money.

There is nothing wrong with being this type of person. In fact, being the fix-it type is a virtue and talent that people greatly appreciate. You should know how to fix problems that arise in your home without calling a “professional,” like caulking, insulating, cleaning gutters, changing filters, and more.

On our blog, we actually encourage people to perform routine maintenance jobs, but it is very important to know when to leave it to a professional. When it comes to heating/cooling, electricity, and plumbing, you need to know when you are getting in over your head. Not only could you seriously hurt yourself and others, but you could end up transforming a small, inexpensive problem into a huge, costly one.

The only problem with the DIY-type of person is the danger they put themselves in when their pride refuses to ask for help. This includes things like chimney cleaning, plumbing repair, HVAC repair, but especially electrical work. Make sure you hire a reputable, licensed, and insured electrician when in need of any electrical work.

Recently, there was a case in Ontario where a man was jailed for 30 days for unlawfully doing electrical work without a license.

There was another case last month, in Houston, where two electricians were charged with criminally negligent homicide.

“There was no GFCI protector, a ground fault circuit interrupter, which would have shut down the electricity immediately. So that was not there, and that’s one of the fundamental reasons why the electricians have been charged.”

You should only deal with electricity if you have the proper training! Otherwise, you are just asking for a fire to happen, or worse.

There is no room for error!

Do your homework before hiring an electrician. It could just be the most important decision of your life.


Universal Home Experts is a licensed and insured HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Service Company that has been serving the entire Houston area since 1992.

Along with our award winning residential service and repair, we provide Same Day Service, Up-Front Pricing, and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Each Universal Home Expert technician is licensed, trained, background checked, and drug tested! We won’t employ an electrician or send them out to your home unless we trust them first!

If you have any electrical problems, call the professionals at Universal Home Experts —(713) 364-0226.

Also, if you haven’t scheduled your annual heating tune-up, don’t forget to do so before the winter weather hits.