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4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Electrician

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As a homeowner, it’s common to want to address issues around the house yourself. Electrical work might seem like something you can do on your own. However, only professional electricians should work on electrical repairs.

Trying to fix electrical problems without professional help can create a dangerous situation and lead to more expensive repairs later.

In this article, we’ll discuss four reasons to hire a professional electrician. 

Licensed electricians in Illinois go through extensive education and training. 

Every electrician in Illinois must hold a valid license. The licensing requirements vary depending on the county or city. 

One of the first steps to becoming a licensed electrician is undergoing an apprenticeship. In most areas, you must complete at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training.

You must also complete 500-800 hours of classroom instruction before taking the Illinois Electrician licensing exam.

Licensed electricians possess invaluable hands-on experience and expert knowledge that is essential for completing safe home repairs.

Mishandling electricity can be dangerous. 

Mishandling electricity and electrical systems can be dangerous, leading to risks like electric shocks, injuries, and fire hazards. Electricians are knowledgeable about safety precautions when working with electricity.

Electrical fires can be deadly. Your first thought might be to use water to try and calm the flames. Using water instead of an up-to-date fire extinguisher could electrocute you.  

The Electrical Safety Foundation reports approximately 51,000 residential electrical fires each year, causing over 1.3 billion dollars in property damages.

A licensed electrician has the skills and tools to fix electrical problems and mitigate risk. Leave the electrical work to qualified professionals like Black Diamond to protect your property and loved ones from harm.

An experienced electrician will ensure your home is up to code. 

Are you able to do everything necessary to pass an electrical inspection? Your electrician has the necessary tools and knowledge to comply with Illinois building codes and regulations.   

The state of Illinois abides by the National Electric Code  NFPA 70. This ensures that electricians install and repair the electrical wiring in your home correctly and safely.

Furthermore, your residence must meet code requirements to successfully pass the necessary inspections for selling your home. Have confidence knowing that you will easily pass your inspection. 

Hiring a professional electrician will save you time and money 

We recommend hiring a professional electrician to ensure your project gets done right the first time.

A single error on your end can lead to significant electrical issues, resulting in financial loss and wasted time. Your time is valuable, so do not waste it researching how to fix an electrical problem. 

Electricians receive training to identify and resolve minor problems before they escalate into larger issues. They have all the tools necessary to complete any repairs or installation safely. 

Investing in professional electrical services offers peace of mind, quality assurance, and time and cost savings for homeowners.

Call the professionals today!

At Black Diamond, we know you value the safety of your home and family. Don’t spend valuable time and energy attempting to resolve electrical issues alone. Instead, contact the fully licensed and ensured electrical team at Black Diamond.

We provide 24-hour emergency services, allowing our professional team to assist you at any time of day. We’ll send a technician to assess the situation and give you all the necessary information before starting the repairs.

Before you head to your electrical panel, contact us! Call us at 815-444-0979, or visit our website at

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