Electric cars are great for creating a positive environmental impact; however, since the innovation is still relatively new, it can be a hassle finding charging stations that will power your electric vehicle. To solve this problem, many people install home or commercial charging stations that will save them money and add convenience.
If you’re thinking of adding an EV charging station to your home or business, you might consider doing it yourself; however, here are a few reasons why you should work with a licensed electrician.
Electricians are professionally trained to handle tasks involving multiple circuits, outlets, generators, and more. In fact, most apprenticeships for becoming an electrician require 4 years or around 80,000-100,000 hours of education and hands-on experience. And that’s all before having to take a certification exam.
All this to say that electricians will have the most knowledge on the subject and will be able to get your EV Charger up and running smoothly. And if there are any complications that arise such as having to do additional work to your home or business’s electrical system, or needing to rewire panels, your electrician can help with any problems that are likely to arise. There are certain tasks you most certainly can do on your own; however, we don’t recommend any type of electrical work to be one of them.
Electrical work can be very dangerous. If done improperly, you can create a multitude of electrical hazards including incorrect or inadequate wiring, exposed wires, and overloaded circuits. Aside from that, there are also conditions that might arise that can exacerbate these hazards like wet conditions and ignitions of fires.
However, one of the most dangerous concerns when working in electrical work is the possibility of electrocution. Electrocution is the result of an electric shock where electrical currents travel through the body and cause severe injuries or death. When it comes to something as serious and risky as electrical work, it’s best to leave it up to the professionals so you don’t diminish your safety.
Finding the right electrician can sometimes be a struggle. It’s best to choose those that are certified and have the proper training, education, and qualifications. Cajun Electric is QMerit certified, meaning we are certified in installation services for your home or commercial building, if say, you wanted to add EV Charging stations to your business property. Being QMerit certified also means that Cajun Electric Electricians are licensed, fully insured, and have received creditable background checks.
In addition, Cajun Electric electricians are required to secure permits in order to verify installation and maintain building code procedures. This means that you get the absolute best quality electricians with years of experience who can install your EV charger with little to no hassle.
While you can most certainly tackle this project by yourself, it’s important to remember that as an amateur, you face much higher risk factors including inadequacy and hazardous situations which can, in turn, result in injury or in worst cases, loss of life. It’s a much safer bet to choose a skilled, professional electrician from Cajun Electric who is QMerit certified and has years of experience and knowledge to make sure everything about the installation process runs smoothly.
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