While do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have become more popular over the years, there is one area you should continue to hire a professional to handle: electrical work. There are numerous reasons why you should engage a licensed electrician vs. doing it yourself. Let’s take a look at some common pitfalls you can avoid by hiring a residential electrician / commercial electrician:

Time Has Value

A residential electrician / commercial electrician handles electrical issues all of the time and has the experience to address them in a quick and efficient manner. When you take on your own electrical work, it is likely going to take you more time to complete than it would for a licensed electrician. Remember, time is valuable. You cannot get it back. The longer you spend on a project, the more it could end up costing you and/or your family in the long run.


There is a risk associated with working with electrical components. If the breaker is not completely turned off, a wire is exposed, or a “live” component is uncovered, it could present a serious risk of damage, electric shock, or fire. A licensed electrician is trained to spot and avoid hazards. A residential electrician / commercial electrician also has appropriate safety gear they can access if needed.

Avoid Additional Problems

What starts as a minor issue could be made worse if you do not have the comprehensive knowledge needed to remedy the problem you are trying to fix. A licensed electrician has the tools, experience, and expertise to get the job done right.

If you need a licensed electrician, call the one company Polk County residents trust the most. Top Flight Electric has been providing quality electrical services throughout the area, serving valued customers in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lakeland Heights, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Eagle Lake, Lake Wales, Mountain Lake, and Davenport. We are also one of the areas preferred Generac dealers. If you need a residential electrician or commercial electrician, we can help. Give your friends at Top Flight Electric a call today!

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