Would you hire an electrician?

Would you hire an electrician?

Considerations when something needs to be done around the house.


It often happens that something small or larger needs to be done regarding the electricity in the house. This can happen when a few changes are being done or planned around the home, but also when there is simply something that does not work correctly anymore. That is the moment you need to decide if an electrician needs to be contacted.  

It can of course be dangerous if you have never done any electrical work before and do not have the right knowledge. Yet you wonder whether you should hire an electrician or not. The answer is clear to us! 

What kind of a job is it? And can you do it yourself?

To begin with, you have to ask yourself if you can do the job yourself or if you need to get a professional. For example, replacing a lamp you can usually easily do yourself with the necessary tips, depending on the kind of lamp. For these kinds of chores it would be a shame to pay for an electrician.

For complicated jobs such as pulling wiring, installing wiring and connecting a new group in the meter cupboard, it is really recommended to have this done by an electrician. For these jobs, expertise is an advantage and it can be dangerous if you try to do this yourself. Of course, hiring an electrician involves costs, but you can not take the risk yourself. If you are doing the work yourself, you can easily end up with a lot more costs if something goes wrong.

Another aspect is the fact that doing work to your electrical systems is illegal. You will need to consider this aspect as well. Especially if something goes wrong you can end up in big trouble as well, and you are legally liable for damages to people and property. You really do not want to think what would happen if you make a mistake and a house catches fire. Not only can life be lost, loss of property can be very expensive and bring a lot of heartache with it.

The cost of hiring an electrician vary per job. For example, the connection of new kitchen equipment is done in such a way that it can be done relatively quickly, depending on what you have chosen, but more complex jobs can take up entire days especially when wires need to be pulled and complex systems need to be installed. When you have a job that needs to be done, it is recommended to contact the local electrician. Ask for advice and possibly a quotation. That way you know exactly what you are in for.