To DIY or not to DIY


We get it, you’re home for the holidays, and now may seem like the perfect time to make some added improvements to your humble abode. With those extra hours off of work and the additional time around the house, now might be as good a time as any to tackle those pesky items that have been on your to-do list for far longer than you care to admit. However, before you dive in too deep, there may be some things you want to consider before going full homemaker extraordinaire.

We love a great do it yourself project that works out well. Whether it’s repurposing an old table or building that garden in the backyard you have always wanted, this can be a great way to take ownership of your home, save some money, and have fun doing it! With that being said, there are a few things that are just better left to the professionals. Any of your repairs or renovations that involve utilities such as plumbing, gas, and electrical should generally be handled with the highest level of care. These three areas involve a high level of expertise and regulation that professionals will adhere to. Contracted professionals will know the laws and have the experience that inevitably mitigates the risk for something going horribly wrong in the future. Remember, your home is one of your largest investments and assets!

What could go wrong?

To say it lightly… A LOT! DIY may work in the case of some small simple electrical work, but whenever dealing with live wires and active electricity it is always best to be safe rather than sorry. DIY electrical fails seem to be all too common, and while making you cringe when you see them, can also have catastrophic results including fires, electrocution, or in the worst cases even death. This area of work, simply put, has a small margin for error with high risk and low reward.

On the other hand, professionally contracted electricians will have all the right tools and know-how to oversee your project and make sure your home is operating safely and optimally through any repairs or renovations you may be considering. Allowing them to serve you in this area mitigates your risk and helps to assure you are remaining in accordance with local laws and regulations.

At Volt Electrical Services, we work diligently to make your dreams actual reality in your home. So, whether your next project involves a new light fixture, or a whole new remodel, don’t do it alone! You can contact us today to discuss a creative solution to your electrical needs.


We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your electrical service needs and how our team can support your project.

1610 South Division Ave, Orlando, FL, 32805